A Brief Intro to Ethernet and Custom Wireless Ethernet

You’ve probably heard the term “Ethernet cable.” Or at least you have if you were involved with computers before the wireless revolution! But what exactly is Ethernet? And what is custom wireless Ethernet? Read on for a quick intro.

What is Ethernet?

Technically speaking, Ethernet is a collection of networking technologies that allow computers to communicate with one another in local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN). Ethernet first came into general use in 1980. Soon after, it was standardized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). It has been enhanced to support faster communication speeds pretty continually ever since. The original Ethernet data transfer rate was 2.94 megabits per second (Mbps). Today, a speed of 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) is possible. Ethernet ultimately replaced older technologies that you may have heard of like token ring and token bus.

How Does Ethernet Work?

Ethernet originally used coaxial cable to communicate. However, newer variations use what is called twisted pair and fiber optic links, along with hubs or switches. FRII provides Ethernet that utilizes either copper wire or fiber optic cable along with our custom wireless Ethernet.

With Ethernet, computers communicating with one another divide data into chunks called “frames.” Each frame contains information like the source and destination addresses, along with error-checking information.

Our Metro Ethernet delivers a reliable internet connection that can be scaled as needed. We guarantee upstream and downstream data transmission with a service level agreement of 99.999 percent availability and speeds from 3Mbps to 1Gbps. We partner with several suppliers from our state-of-the-art data center in Fort Collins, Colorado, which has redundant connections and on-site generator backup to ensure that we are always online.

What is Custom Wireless Ethernet?

As the name suggests, custom wireless Ethernet provides the structure on which a LAN resides, only without the wires. The “custom” in the name denotes the fact that our engineers design a system specifically to meet each customer’s needs. There are many advantages to custom wireless Ethernet, not the least of which is getting rid of the clutter that can sometimes develop with wired systems.

Learn More About Our Ethernet Offerings

From copper and fiber optic cable to custom wireless Ethernet, we have the right solution for any business. To learn more, use the Contact Us form. You can also stop by our facility or call us at 800-935-6527.

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