Ethernet is a technology used for connecting devices across a wired local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN).
Let’s begin by clarifying the terms LAN and WAN. A LAN is a computer network that interconnects computers within a finite area such as a laboratory, residence, school, office building, or university. A WAN is a telecommunications network extending over a large geographic area, spanning regions, countries, and the world. The Ethernet is the medium that enables devices to communicate with each other via a protocol, a set of rules or a common network language. The devices are connected physically by an Ethernet cable carrying signals between your computer and other networked devices. This allows the people connected to work together no matter where they’re located.
Ethernet and business
Ethernet is used by millions every day, from people just surfing the web for fun, students using it to learn about the world, teachers and scientists using it to share and compare their knowledge with others, and businesses who use it to connect their own machines and to communicate with customers. You really can’t do business without it! If your company is based in Thailand, the experts at Delta can provide you with the best cutting-edge Ethernet solutions available, so be sure to get in touch with them! How? By Ethernet, of course!
Ethernet began almost five decades ago. It was co-invented by American engineer and entrepreneur Robert Metcalf, who contributed to the development of the Internet in the 1970s, and David Boggs, an American electrical and radio engineer who developed early prototypes of Internet protocols, file servers, gateways, and network interface cards. The name ‘ether’ was based on an outdated theory that a mythical substance called ‘ether’ propagated electromagnetic waves through space. The term Ether was then chosen to represent the thick copper coaxial-type cables that were used to send information from one place to another. Amazingly, 95 per cent of international data, including Ethernet, is transmitted by submarine communications cables laid across the bottom of the ocean! Wifi wireless technology has replaced some Ethernet connections for short distances, it has the advantage of not needing a connecting cable, but Ethernet is still the standard because of its better speed and ability to send information over much longer distances.
Today Ethernet is the most important technology connecting us to each other and the world.