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what is this? 10/100/1000 Ethernet

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August 9, 2013 9:35:30 PM

i have no clue what this means came someone please tell me!

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August 9, 2013 9:42:37 PM

It means it's compatible with 10/100/1000 Mbps protocols.
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August 9, 2013 9:43:48 PM

i take it you are talking about your ethernet card.all this means is the speed that the card can handle. from 10 to 1000 Mbs.
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August 9, 2013 9:45:58 PM

aldan said:
i take it you are talking about your ethernet card.all this means is the speed that the card can handle. from 10 to 1000 mb.


does this mean if i want my computer to be wireless i have to buy a wireless network adapter?
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August 9, 2013 9:53:51 PM

is your computer a laptop or a desktop? if it is a laptop,chances are it has wireless built in.if it is a desktop you can buy a wireless adapter for not a lot of money. they are a usb adapter and plug right into a usb port. really easy to set up.
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August 9, 2013 10:00:06 PM

aldan said:
is your computer a laptop or a desktop? if it is a laptop,chances are it has wireless built in.if it is a desktop you can buy a wireless adapter for not a lot of money. they are a usb adapter and plug right into a usb port. really easy to set up.


its a desktop and i found a nice one for like 25$ on amazon! thank you i had no clue what this meant!
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August 9, 2013 10:04:39 PM

no problem.
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August 9, 2013 10:17:05 PM

Anthony Calabrese said:
i have no clue what this means came someone please tell me!


Those are the possible signalling standards that the NIC on your computer can negotiate with the NIC at the other end of the cable (commonly a switch).

The proper names for these standards are:

10BASE-T AKA 802.3i standardized in 1990, requires two twisted pairs and allows for maximum transmission rates of 10 megabits per second

100BASE-TX AKA 802.3u standardized in 1995, requires two twisted pairs and allows for maximum transmission rates of 100 megabits per second in each direction (from your PC to the switch, and vice versa)

1000BASE-T AKA 802.3ab standardized in 1999, requires four twisted pairs and allows for maximum transmission rates of 1,000 megabits per second (one gigabit) in each direction.

Absent from your NIC is 10GBASE-T AKA 802.3an standardized in 2006, requires four twisted pairs and allows for maximum transmission rates of 10,000 megabits per second (ten gigabits) in each direction.

You may notice that Ethernet standards follow a similar trend to Wireless standards. Just like how Wireless NICs are often marketed as A/B/G/N/AC, Ethernet NICs can be marketed as I/U/AB/AN, but are far more commonly marketed as 10/100/1000/10G or 10/100/1000/10,000
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