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NETWORK DEVICES tutorials

1> NIC Card

  • NIC Card stands for Network Interface Card. Today most motherboards are equipped with onboard Ethernet 100 MBPS LAN Card.

  • However there are 3 type of Ethernet LAN Card

 

A> Ethernet Card Speed 10 MBPS

B> Fast Ethernet Card Speed 100 MBPS

C> Giga Ethernet Card Speed 1000 MBPS

 

Common Ethernet name

Designation

Cable type

Cable Speed

Max.Segment

Length

Standard Ethernet

10 Base 2

RG-58

10 Mbps

200 mtr

Standard Ethernet

10 Base T

CAT 3 UTP

10 Mbps

100 mtr

Fast Ethernet

100 Base T

CAT 5 UTP

100 Mbps

100 mtr

Gigabit Ethernet

1000 Base T

CAT 5E UTP

1,000 Mbps

100 mtr

Gigabit Ethernet

1000 Base LX

50/125 or 62.5/125 multimode Fiber

10,000 Mbps

550 mtr

Gigabit Ethernet

1000 Base SX

50/125 multimode Fiber

1,000 Mbps

500 mtr

Gigabit Ethernet

1000 Base SX

62.5/50 multimode fiber optic

1,000 Mbps

275 mtr

Gigabit Ethernet

1000 Base LX

9 micron single mode fo

1,000 Mbps

3 to 10 km

 


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