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What is Gigabit Ethernet?
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Breakneck speed on the Ethernet highway
In short, Gigabit Ethernet
is the same Ethernet that we already know and use, but 10 times faster
than Fast Ethernet and 100 times faster than Ethernet. It also supports
additional features that accommodate today's bandwidth-hungry
applications and match the increasing power of the desktop and server.
compatibility with Ethernet preserves investments in network
administrator expertise and support staff training, while taking
advantage of user familiarity. Just as 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet provided a
low-cost, incremental migration path from 10 Mbps Ethernet, Gigabit
Ethernet is providing the next logical migration to 1000 Mbps bandwidth.
A newer standard, 10-Gigabit Ethernet is also becoming available.
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