Quick Reference Guide to 10BASE2 Thin Ethernet
FIGURE 4.1 Connecting a computer to thin Ethernet
In the thin coaxial system the AUI, MAU, and MDI are part of the network interface in the computer. This reduces the number of outboard components you need to purchase and install to connect a computer to the medium, thereby lowering the cost of an attachment to the network.
The flexibility and low cost of the thin coaxial system continues to make it popular for networking clusters of workstations in an open lab setting, for example. However, like the thick coaxial system, thin coax is limited to carrying 10-Mbps signals only.
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