Everything You Should Know About Ethernet Networks and Media Converters
Ethernet is primarily a standard communication protocol used to create local area networks. It transmits and receives data through cables. This facilitates network communication between two or more different types of network cables such as from copper to fiber optic and vice versa. However, you may wonder what an Ethernet media converter is? In short, an Ethernet media converter is a device that is able to support communications between two different types of network media. The media converter consists of a circuit card within a case. The card typically has 2 ports to connect two differing types of network cables. This post will attempt to answer any questions you might have regarding the functionality of fiber media converters and Ethernet networks.
What is an Ethernet Network?
As mentioned, Ethernet network is used to create local area network and connect multiple computers or other devices such as printers, scanners, and so on. In a wired network, this is done with the help of fiber optic cables, while in a wireless network, it is done through wireless network technology. An Ethernet network uses various topologies such as star, bus, ring, and more.
What Are the Various Types of Ethernet Networks?
Fiber optic media converters connect an Ethernet device with CAT5/CAT6 copper cables to a fiber optic cable. An Ethernet network usually is active in a 10-km periphery. This extension to fiber optic cable significantly increases the distance covered by the network. Here are some types of Ethernet networks:
What Are the Various Types of Ethernet Cables?
Ethernet may be either a wired or wireless network. In a wired network, various types of cables are used. Here are some widely used Ethernet cables:
What Are the Advantages of Ethernet Media Converters?
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