Ethernet is a networking specification that defines how packets of data are transmitted between connected devices. The specification also includes several different cabling alternatives, although most have fallen by the wayside in favor of what we now commonly refer to as an “ethernet cable”. It uses RJ45 connectors (which look like oversized telephone connectors) or wireless connections over which ethernet packets are transmitted.« Back to Glossary Index
- Why might WiFi be faster than wired Ethernet? - It does sound strange that the wireless connection would be faster. We'll start by looking at the obvious... the cable connection itself.
- How Should I Set Up My Home Network? - A home network allows you to share a single internet connection, as well as data and devices, between multiple devices. I'll review the basics components of a home network and some steps to take as your network grows.
- Why can’t I connect with a 169.254 IP address? - When your computer can't get an IP address any other way, it assigns itself a 169.254 IP address. It's a sure sign of a problem.
- Extending Your Network With A Wireless Access Point - Adding a wireless access point to extend your network's range can be confusing. Many routers come with wireless capability, but you only need one router.