The History of Ethernet: 3Mbps to 100Gbps [Geek History]

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By Jason Fitzpatrick on July 25th, 2011

It’s in the walls of your office, laid by the miles in data centers, and an integral part of any data network. Read up on the history of the humble Ethernet cable.

Ars Technica shares a detailed history of the ubiquitous cable. Their history starts with the massive and expensive hulking LANs of the 1970s and moves us to the present where cheap gigabit Ethernet networks blast HD content and massive files around homes. Hit up the link below for the full article and more Ethernet trivia than you can shake a hub at.

Speed Matters: How Ethernet went from 3Mpbs to 100Gbps… and Beyond [Ars Technica]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 07/25/11
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