What is Ethernet?
A type of the standard technology that is used for the sake of communication with the help of different protocols and is placed in different type of hardware and software devices for the need of development of the local area network or LAN is called as the Ethernet. Generally Ethernet is also referred to as the source of connecting the personal computer systems to the networking media such as internet etc. Ethernet came into being after the networking idea of different computer networks with the help of co axial cables. And it was designed and developed by Bob Metcalfe in 1973 after a big research.
Working of Ethernet:
Working of the Ethernet is little bit different from the other technologies and different type of main components are used in the Ethernet working or its configuration. There are two main parts of the Ethernet’s working, one is the hardware and other is the software. Hard ware consist of different components or devices that are used in setting the Ethernet working and softwares are the drivers that are used to run the setup and for the sake of networking of Ethernet. Some of the important steps that are used in the working of the Ethernet are listed below
Hardware components of Ethernet:
Different type of hardware components are used in the working of the Ethernet some of the important components or the devices that are used in the working of the Ethernet are given as follows
- First of all two different type of computers and they should be networked also.
- NIC or network interface cards should be placed in every computer
- A cable that is called as the Ethernet cable should be connected with the entire computer used in connection.
- Networking hubs that are used to introduce the systems or the network over network traffic.
These are some important components of the Ethernet that are used in developing the hardware of the LAN of Ethernet. In the software form different type of networking softwares are involved in software unit.
Working Process of Ethernet:
Working of the Ethernet based on the step wise working a and different type of important steps that are used in the working process of the Ethernet technology are as follows
- First of all users should Ethernet card i.e. network interface card in the computer systems with the help of different type networking cables because it is really helpful in transmitting the data from one place to another. Generally Ethernet used to transmit data in the form of different datagram or data packets, so it is the main hardware component of that part of working.
- use the proper and the recommended networking cable for the proper working of the Ethernet because there are number of wires present in the cable on which he transmission of data depends and also they provide ability to the Ethernet to work in both direction properly with the same cable. Some of the common examples are Cat5 or Cat 6
- The final step in the working of the Ethernet is to deliver the data from one place to another. For this purpose routers are used. They direct the computers to the network and help in working to share the data across different computers.
- Then connects the computers having Ethernet connection to the internet or the any networking source. In this case routers of the Ethernet connect to the modem and then send or receive data with other networked systems. Ethernet are also come in wireless form and they are some times more reliable then the wired ones