Did You Know These Facts about Ethernet?
The word Ethernet may sound strange, but it is certainly not new in networking technology. Have you ever been to an office and wondered how they could share information, files, data, etc. from one computer to another, even though there may be many units and compartments in the same building? Well, it’s not magic; it’s the work of Ethernet.
Ethernet is (ethernet คือ, which is a term in Thai) a form of networking technology that is mostly used in local area networks (LAN). It allows the interconnection of many computers to share resources. The resources here could be files, information, or even browsing the internet and sharing such devices as scanners, printers, etc.
Ethernet is not just used in offices; it is used in homes and industries too, and it works with the WI-FI. Hence, the Ethernet is considered one of the leading technologies which make up the internet.
Here are some facts you may not know about Ethernet:
1) Ethernet may be standard or industrial
Standard Ethernet is the type you see in most offices and home, but industrial Ethernet is more sophisticated. The sophistication is for better adaptation to the harsh factory environment and to withstand vibrations and noise (Electromagnetic Interference EMI), which is very common in a factory setting.
2) Ethernet may be wired or wireless
Wired Ethernet networks make use of fiber optic cables that connect computers to a network. With these cables, appliances within the distance of 10km can be interconnected. The Ethernet cable has two ports on each end which connects two computers (devices); also with the cable, communication between internet servers and personal computers are facilitated.
Wireless Ethernet networks, however, make use of radio waves for 2-way communication, instead of cables. They are more flexible to use but requires extra care in their configuration and usage.
The exciting fact about Ethernet is that it not only connects computers; it also provides a connection for other devices like printers, fax machine, scanners, etc. With Ethernet, all you have to do is to stay connected!