Quick Reference Guide to 100BASE-TX
A more typical installation uses multiport repeater hubs, or packet switching hubs, to provide a connection between a larger number of link segments. You connect the Ethernet interface in your computer to one end of the link segment, and the other end of the link segment is connected to the hub. That way you can attach as many link segments with their associated computers as you have hub ports, and the computers all communicate via the hub.
The 100BASE-TX specifications allow a segment of up to 100 meters. Two 100 meter 100BASE-TX segments can be connected together through a single Class I or Class II repeater. This provides a system with a total diameter of 200 meters between DTEs. The configuration rules for mixing 100 Mbps segment types and repeater types together are described in the chapter on Fast Ethernet multi-segment configuration guidelines.
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