Glossary of terms - Ethernet

A transmission technology of local area networks (LAN), developed by the Xerox company in 1976. The original transmission speed was 10 Mb/s, today, it is 100 Mb/s (Fast Ethernet), as well as 1000 Mb/s (Gigabit Ethernet). It uses logical bus topology, the CSMA/CD access method and a wide range of cables. It is defined by a set of IEEE 802.3  standards.