Term Description
Ethernet Ethernet is an IEEE data communications protocol originally developed for premises and local access networks (IEEE 802.3). It was originally developed for peer-to-peer communications using shared media over relatively short distances. Ethernet has been substantially improved over the years and now operates in a wide variety of settings. Ethernet is currently the most widely deployed LAN protocol in the world.

Some of the newer variants of the standard include;
Fast Ethernet - Ethernet at 100 Megabits per second.
Gigabit Ethernet (Gig-E) - Ethernet at 1000 Megabits per second.
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