The most common type of connection computers use in a local area network (LAN). Two widely-used forms of Ethernet are 10BaseT and 100BaseT. In 10BaseT connections, data transfer speeds can reach 10 mbps (megabits per second) through a copper cable. In a 100BaseT connection, transfer speeds can get to 100 mbps. There is also a new technology called “Gigabit” Ethernet, where data rates peak at 1000 mbps.

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