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What is physically different between 10base-t and 100base-t?

I would assume that the primary difference between 10base-t vs 100base-t is the speed of the clocks interpreting the electrical signal. In other words, if you ensure that a "bit" is transmitted in 1 ...
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What type of Cat5e cable is this?

I am a fairly new networker and today I was terminating some cable at a gas station that is being built. The network cable that had been run from the gas pumps to the wiring closet confused the crap ...
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Fibre Channel Forwarding between devices behind single NPIV port

How does Fibre Channel switch with NPIV enabled port operates, when two devices behind the single NPIV port want to communicate with each other? e.g. Ethernet switch, would just drop frames, if ...
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Circuit switching. How is the data rate divided for each circuit in a link for FDM and TDM?

FDM allocates portions of bandwidth to each circuit in the link. According to the Nquist equation, this would propotionally divide the data rate among the circuits. Now with TDM time slots are ...
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Effect of large amount of bare ethernet pairs on network performance

I have a client who has been experiencing a significant amount of performance issues in regards to their telemarketing floor. On my initial assessment, I found that where the ethernet is punched down, ...
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How to show all data (bitstream with preamble, SFD) on Ubuntu with an Intel Ethernet Interface?

On my PC I have an Intel Ethernet Connection I217-LM with e1000e driver. If I receive packets in Wireshark or any libpcap based tool, the received ethernet frames start with Ethernet II frame and end ...
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CDMA vs FDMA vs TDMA efficiency

I am still trying to grasp exactly how CDMA works and could use a little help. As far as I understand, if using a chipping sequence of length 16, that means that 16 different bits (voltage levels) are ...
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Can bad cabling affect the overall network?

TLDR: Can a handful of problematic lines negatively impact the performance of the network as a whole? ... or would any problems stop once it reaches the switch? Longer Version (background): A ...
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To shield between patch panel and switch or not?

All network cables run from the outlets to the server room. They run next to power cables so it was decided to shield them. In the server room, they are going to be connected to a patch panel which ...
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How do data packets travel without merging?

I have been very interested in networking for quite a while, and I have been wondering this question. I've been thinking about this in complete binary, meaning how does a 0 of a data packet not get ...
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Custom CAT6A cable not reaching 1000mpbs

I purchased this CAT6A cable: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01M0VB4YD/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and did some network cables by myself in various lengths ranging from 1 ...
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CSMA/CD - CSMA/CA switch mix

Suppose I have 2 switches; one CSMA/CA (gigabit) and the other CSMA/CD (gigabit), would they work together when connected and if so would there be any dip in network performance? Thanks in advance!
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How LAN works in video games if only one station is permitted to transmit?

I've read the in a LAN the data is transmitted in packets so as to allow only one station to transmit at a given time, so how could this be applied in video games LAN parties if only one device is ...
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Cisco Router 1002f Sfp Port to Cisco swtich c3750 gigabit port

an anyone please instruct me how to connectCcisco router 1002f SFP ports to gigabit ports? I have an RJ45 port on switch side and an SFP port on router side. I like to use switch as dump switch. I ...
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How close can Ethernet cables be to power line if in parallel?

How close can unshielded CAT 5e/6/6a cables be in parallel to 110V power lines in rooms of common residential/commercial buildings before interference becomes an issue? If proximity between the two ...
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Transceiver for MM links up to 2k

I have 2 links of 1.5 mm f.o mm c / u I want to know if a transceiver GLC-GE-100FX would work for me, why and what are its variations.
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Stack cable connection concept in Cisco switch

Can you please share the concept of stack cable connection concept with redundancy and without for all kind of cisco switches, concept for if we have four switches in the same rack and if we have 8 ...
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Is 30 Mbit/s fibre faster than 30 Mbit/s copper? [duplicate]

A network engineer professional is overseeing our town's installation of fibre and was explaining how much faster it was. I pointed out that it wasn't a silver bullet as you had to pay the provider ...
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110 Block Frames and TIA-606-B

I have a large industrial work site with numerous Switch- and Control-Rooms containing horizontal and vertical patch panels, switches, etc. There has historically been no formal identification or ...
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Can we use two pairs of UTP with hubs?

I understand that hub always supports for half-duplex communication. In that case we should use one out of four UTP pairs. However, I read that for 10BaseT ethernet two pairs of UTP cables are used ...
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Fibre vs Copper short Distance

I am thinking of running Fibre optic from one room to a Nearby ONT/Router, I currently have about 15-20 meters of Cat 6, With a Gigabit UFB internet plan. With a short distance of around 20 meters ...
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Cable for 4Gb Fibre Channel

I have two servers with 4Gb Fibre Channel HBA adapters. Looking for cable for them, I found reasonably priced cables that say they're 10Gb. I know that if this was copper, it would be overkill, but I ...
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Why do we need a crossover cable for 1000BASE-T?

I'm doing course for CCNA and in one lecture teacher showed how to make a crossover cable for Gigabit Ethernet. But as I know Gigabit Ethernet uses all wires of twisted pair cable and each pair is ...
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Cat 5e wiring Type A incompatibility with Type B

I am not an engineer but I’m having problems with my small network in my business. I have 11 computers after 13 yrs am having major problems. My network keeps shutting down, and my dental software on ...
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Where are UTP cable speeds defined for Ethernet?

I have consulted several Network+ exam preparation books, Network+ practice exam questions, the IEEE 802.3-2015 standard, and several older TIA-568 standards. However, I'm having trouble finding a ...
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Connecting two PCs together via External Ethernet cards (T568A or T568B?)

Hi, I need some expert networking advise here. I have to connect two different PC together via a unique ethernet path. Please see attach picture. I however cannot go thru a switch or a hub. **my ...
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Fiber Optic between two residential buildings [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but thanks for your consdieration. Also, I apologize for the speculative nature of the question, I'm looking to extend internet to another building about ...
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TDM medium access control

In a TDM medium access control bus LAN, suppose the channel has a effective bandwidth of 10Mbps and each station has effective throughput of 1Mbps, then what is the maximum number of stations allowed ?...
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Why Ethernet was chosen to be the primary protocol + why carrier ethernet was created?

I'm currently trying to investigate the extra benefit that Ethernet has to offer for the internet today. As far as i investigated & know, Ethernet gives us a new hardware, cables and functionality ...
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Effects of CAT6A UTP cable being terminated with a CAT6A FTP RJ45 module

The rule of thumb is to pair the cable with the same type of termination. However, the wiring in place is CAT6A UTP and the equivalent RJ45 wall modules aren't easily available so wanted to ask if ...
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Why preamble is not considered a part of the Ethernet Header?

If I search where does my data start in an Ethernet frame, I get a common answer which says TCP header( 20 bytes) + IP header ( 20 bytes) + Ethernet header( SA + DA + Type) i.e 14 bytes. So, in short ...
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What classifies as crossover cable?

The definitions I've read say that crossover cable is cabling which the receive and transmit pairs are swapped around. My question is based on the fact that beyond this, I've seen some diagrams which ...
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Do CAT5e structure weaken Voice signal when RJ-61 termination is used?

RJ-45 & RJ-61 does have different pins termination. Straight-A, Straight-B, Cross-Over (A & B each end) for RJ-45 (Data). Paired at middle going out method meaning 4 & 5 pin + 3 & 6 ...
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Which is preferred: Pulling or 'walking' cable?

I'm running some basic lines at a factory and I have basic training on punchdowns and where I am allowed to run the cable(in this case, CAT5e/6). I need to run a maximum of about 200 feet of cable. ...
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Why exactly is soldering discouraged in UTP networks?

I am aware that punch-down junction boxes and other solutions are the recommended methods for continuing an UTP cable that is too short, but you are not in control of replacing (for example, solid-...
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Is it possible.. Partial Duplex: 100mb one way & 1000mb the other

I have a potential application where the vast majority of the traffic will be in one direction, and, concurrently, I have a potential alternate use for a pair of wires in the cable that would ...
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Unknow category of a RJ45 cable

I need to buy some rj45 connectors for the following cable. Unfortunately, I've never seen this type of rj45 cable. From which category comes it? Cat-4, Cat-5, ... Thanks
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Are there any advantages in using optic fiber to connect a host computer to an ethernet LAN?

I saw that computer Network Interface Cards (NICs) that use fiber ports (SFP) instead of RJ-45 ports and I wonder if there would be any significant advantage in connecting the computers directly ...
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What does the naming convention for ethernet standards mean: 1000BASE-T , BASE-TX, BASE-SX, etc.? What is the meaning of the components of the name?

I understand the number in the naming convention. The number represents how many Megabits per second can the standard support. However, I do not understand the rest of the naming convention. What do "...
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How does a NIC know where the start of a frame is?

A question popped into my head today and after a quick few searches on google, I have no idea. When a device is sent a frame there is a layer 1 header/preamble saying the length and layer 2 protocol (...
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Why OM2 fiber has more fiber loss than OM1?

Recently, I am doing some research about OM1 and OM2 fiber. According to the provided information, the OM2 fiber has more loss than OM1, but it doesn't point out the specific reason, just 1 sentence. ...
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How do 568B-568B and 568A-568A Ethernet wirings work?

I mean I get why 568A-568B works: But why does this not-crossed wiring work?
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Bridge for collision domains

I have read that a bridge/switch can be used to increase the number of collision domains in the network, but somewhere I also read that a bridge reduces collision domains. Is it possible for bridge to ...
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Does coaxial cable transfer data both ways?

Does coaxial cable transfer data both ways although it has 1 wire in it? How coaxial cable is different from Ethernet cables? And why does Ethernet cables have two wires for transmit and two wires ...
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How links come up, when an autoneg disabled FE port is connected to Autoneg enabled 10/100/1G port

I was just learning about auto-negotiation and got some doubts. As per the standard 802.3 clause 28, 10BASE-T ports transmits LIT or NLP pulses to make the link UP. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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CAT3 and CAT5 in the same conduit. Cross-talk potential?

Can I run telephone cables and standard UTP CAT5/6 in the same conduit? Will it cause any interference or cross-talk?
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Aerial fiber to replace underground fiber optic cable

I have aerial fiber optic cable only. Can I use this cable underground because I have excess aerial cable but I have no underground cable? In short, is aerial fiber optic cable insulated enough to be ...
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The maximum length of CAT6 for intranet network?

Recently I purchased CAT6 cable with a length of 150 meter. I bought another CAT6 with a length of 148 meter. I joined both the cables using RJ45 cable coupler. I tested it using LAN TESTER, and ...
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What are the capacity and speed of a cable?

In my work, I come across with a cable with TB/s capacity and speed in GB/s. I did some search and found and article from Cisco trying to explain the two terminologies in terms of a water tap. The ...
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Connecting two switches together over longer distance fails

I am working in a small business, but the office is quite large. For ages, everything ran over Wi-Fi here, but it's simply not reliable enough (Walls blocking signal, high latency, etc). Some days ...