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Name: Ethernet
ID: m10284
Language: English (en)
Summary: The ethernet is a network supporting the transfer of packets of information between computers.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: broadcast, capacity, collision, communication networks, ethernet, information communication, network, network architecture, packet, packet size, protocol, random access, transceiver
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 1.0

Authors: Don Johnson (
Copyright Holders: Don Johnson (
Maintainers: Don Johnson (, John Cottrell (

Latest version: 2.13 (history)
First publication date: Aug 9, 2001 12:00 am -0500
Last revision to module: Jun 11, 2009 9:29 am -0500


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Version History

Version: 2.13 Jun 11, 2009 9:29 am -0500 by Connexions
Modified markup for explicit .eps image reference

Version: 2.12 Apr 15, 2005 3:36 pm -0500 by Charlet Reedstrom
update to cnxml-0.5, fix typos, update mathml

Version: 2.11 Dec 1, 2003 11:21 pm -0600 by Don Johnson
Fixed a typo.

Version: 2.10 Jul 29, 2003 10:43 am -0500 by Adan Galvan
removed test file

Version: 2.9 Jul 29, 2003 10:38 am -0500 by Adan Galvan
testing link to file

Version: 2.8 Jun 2, 2003 12:00 am -0500 by Adan Galvan
fixed broken cnxn

Version: 2.7 Aug 5, 2002 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
Changed an equation display.

Version: 2.6 Aug 2, 2002 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
auditing this module

Version: 2.5 Sep 11, 2001 12:00 am -0500 by Brent Hendricks
Converted to CNXML 0.3.5

Version: 2.4 Aug 24, 2001 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
I added a cnxn to fix the FIXME comment in the module.

Version: 2.3 Aug 23, 2001 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
deleted some whitespaces.

Version: 2.2 Aug 20, 2001 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
I re-uploaded the images and their .eps files.

Version: 2.1 Aug 9, 2001 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
new module created by combining m0078 and m0079

Version: 2.0 Aug 9, 2001 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
Added initial template for new module m10284

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