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What is Ethernet?
Ethernet (pronounced ēthernĕt) is a standard originally created by Xerox, Digital Equipment Corporation and Intel. It is also known as the 802.3 standard for wired networks and 802.11 for wireless (WiFi) networks.

Over the years, Ethernet has gone from 10Mbps (10Base-T), to the common 100Mbps (100Base-T) and now to the newest 1Gbps (Gigabit Ethernet).

Ethernet is the standard by which most computer networks (including the Internet) use to transfer data between computers. For wired networks, it most commonly uses Category 5, 5e or 6 cables that are essentially large, 8-conductor telephone cables. WiFi uses radio waves in the either the 2.4 or 5 GHz range, depending on the type.

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