Learn the fundamentals of Ethernet
Discover the operational characteristics of Ethernet
Learn about frames and addresses
Ethernet is a type of physical network that supports virtually any type of computer system, unlike previous networks that supported only certain types of computers. The “ether” part of the name comes from the material that was thought, in the 19th century, to surround the earth and provide a medium for the transmission of radio waves. In the same way that radio became a ubiquitous mode for transmitting data, Ethernet has become the most commonly used medium for network transmission.