Ethernet Encapsulation Standards / Ethernet (802.3)


This Ethernet category refers to the original shared media Local Area Network(LAN) technology running at 10 Mbps. Ethernet can run over various media such as twisted pair and coaxial. 10Mbps Ethernet is distinct from other higher speed Ethernet technologies such as FastEthernet, Gigabit Ethernet and 10Gigabit Ethernet.

Depending on the media, 10Mbps Ethernet can also be referred to as:

  • 10BaseT - Ethernet over Twisted Pair Media
  • 10BaseF - Ethernet over Fiber Media
  • 10Base2 - Ethernet over Thin Coaxial Media
  • 10Base5 - Ethernet over Thick Coaxial Media