Fast Ethernet and Switches

  • Bill Buchanan


Standard 10 Mbps Ethernet does not perform well when many users are running multimedia applications. Two improvements to the standard are Fast Ethernet and 100VG-AnyLAN. The IEEE has defined standards for both of them, IEEE 802.3u for Fast Ethernet and 802.12 for I00VG-AnyLAN. They are supported by many manufacturers and use bit rates of 100 Mbps. This gives at least 10 times the performance of standard Ethernet.


Network Interface Card Twisted Pair Ethernet Frame Segment Switch Twisted Pair Cable 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bill Buchanan
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  1. 1.Napier UniversityScotland

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