Subject: Re: How to check for a 50 or 75 ohm connector
Summary: What do you think of these ping times eh?
Reply-To: You can't see me, and I pass right through planets...
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Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2002 22:56:46 GMT
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On 22 Dec 2002 22:26:42 GMT, "MattD.." Gave us:
>Um, no quite true old boy. 10base2 was 10Mbps. Throughput was slower
>(compared to a switch based network rather than a hub based one) due to all
>cards sharing the same bandwidth, but I assure you that the bandwidth was
>10Mbps. The biggest drawback was some clod removing the terminator or t
>piece from his card.
Yes, and as the 10baseT was also generally available on the NICs,
twisted pair was generally used. Also, on trying to get 10base2 to
actually work at 10Mb/s. The collision levels were horrendous.
Trust me. Most systems were RJ-45 right after the jump from 2Mb/s to
the availability of it. Most skipped right over 10Base2, because
RJ-45 was actually easier to terminate, and cheaper to implement.
It was electrically better as well.
Arcnet was fun though. What was that? 360kb/s? Hahahah....
Those were the days... Essentially it was Tandy Corp, not Billy boy,
that put us all where we are today. Connected. Regardless of OS.