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The Birth and Rise of Ethernet: A History

Today, no company would consider using anything except Ethernet for its wired local-area network. But it wasn't always that way. Steven Vaughan-Nichols tracks the history of Ethernet, and its once-upon-a-time networking protocol competitors. Nowadays, we take Ethernet for granted. We plug a cable...
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802.Eleventy What? A Deep Dive into Why Wi-Fi Kind of Sucks

Just as everybody got used to the idea that 802.11b sucked, 802.11g came along. Promising 54 screaming Mbps, 802.11g was still only half the speed of Fast Ethernet, but five times faster than original Ethernet! Right? Well, no. Just like 802.11b, the advertised speed was really the maximum physical...
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2.5 and 5 Gigabit Ethernet Now Official Standards

For most of Ethernet's history, new standards progressively added more bandwidth, expanding the top end of speed. That progression is now changing, as the IEEE has now ratified the 802.3bz standard that defines 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps Ethernet speeds. In 2014, multiple groups started efforts to create...
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