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Quick Reference Guide to 10BASE2 Thin Ethernet

4.3 10BASE2 Configuration Guidelines

Thin coax segments may be a maximum of 185 meters in length, and not 200 meters as the rounded-up "2" in the shorthand identifier might lead you to believe.

The thin Ethernet coaxial segment is defined as a mixing segment, since it can support more than two MDI connections. Up to 30 MAUs are allowed on each thin Ethernet segment. The standard requires that multiple segments of thin coaxial cable be linked with repeaters. Each repeater connection requires a MAU that must be counted toward the total of 30 MAU connections per segment.

- Thin Coaxial Segment Length

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