10base-t Definition


The IEEE standard (1990), and for Cat 3, Cat 4, or Cat 5 unshielded twisted pair (UTP) in support of Ethernet transmission. 10Base-T translates to 10 Mbps (theoretical transmission rate), Baseband (one transmission at a time over a single, shared channel) transmission, and over Twisted pair media.The maximum segment length between the 10Base-T hub and the attached device (e.g., workstation or printer) is specified at 100 meters or less, although good Cat 5 cable will perform well over somewhat longer distances.The 10Base-T hub is a wire hub that serves as a multiport repeater, as well as a central point of interconnection. See also baseband, Cat 3, Cat 4, Cat 5, channel, Ethernet, IEEE, hub, repeater, standard, transmission rate, and UTP.

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