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Ethernet

egeorgopoulos
Level 1
Level 1

I would like to ask an easy question...

Why ethernet is divided into 64K segments?

Thank you!

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mheusinger
Level 10
Level 10

Hi,

In fact it is not segmented like a TDM line.

Where do you have this information from? What do you mean by "64k segments"?

Regards, Martin

I think the ethernet cable is 64K? It was a question if I am right.

Hi,

what is "an ethernet cable"?

Ethernet is defined at various speeds, 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, Gigabit, 10Gigabit.

Some cable providers - if this is what you are refering to - will give you an ethernet interface, but restrict the amount of data sent to f.e. 64k. But the ethernet interface will still be capable of sending f.e. 10 Mbps. The cable provider will however apply a rate limit through policing or shaping, i.e. there will be a device (cable modem) limiting the throughput to a configurable rate in software.

Regards, Martin

adnan.zafar
Level 1
Level 1

Ethernet always connect on 10/100/1000/10000Mbps

64Kbps is the speed which u are getting from your ISP/Cable net provider so this is all because local policies that he/she implemented but whenever you get data from Local Area Network You will have more speed for e.g 1MBPS or above....

Hope this may help you

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