[lug] linux router project
Ferdinand P. Schmid
fschmid at archenergy.com
Wed Aug 23 13:18:19 MDT 2000
Coax networks are usually referred to as 10base2. The advantage is that you don't need
any hubs - new computers are simply connected in series with the other computers. A
conceptual andvantage of this technology is that you can transmit much higher
frequencies (and therby data flow) over a coax line than you can transmit over a
twisted pair of wires (10baseT). This is just a matter of physics. But if someone on
a coax network does something nasty to the cable like bending it around a tight corner
or driving a nail through it then you change the impedance of the cable, resulting in a
transmission problem. That is the reason some people consider those networks to be
Better is always subjective - it is simply a different technology. The guys at NIST or
any HAM operator can tell you lots more about this.
PC Drew wrote:
> "To understand recursion, we must first understand recursion."
> On Wed, 23 Aug 2000, Glenn Ashton wrote:
> > Perhaps their objections are real. 10base2 can be very flakey. Does
> > anyone else on the list know if the network people's objection to a media
> > converter is valid? I'd be curious to know.
> Out of pure ignorance, here's a question: why not upgrade to Ethernet? Granted,
> I don't know very much about token ring or any of these other topologies, but
> I do know ethernet. And I do know that it works, it's fast, and it's good.
> Do they not want to upgrade because it would cost too much money?
> If anyone can elighten me as to why 10base2 is better than ethernet, I'd appreciate
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