10BASE2 and10BASE5 Networks
Last updated: 8/27/01
Q. What are 10BASE2 and 10BASE5 Ethernet Networks?
A. 10BASE2 (or "thinwire" Ethernet
or “Cheapernet”) is denotes the IEEE 802.3 physical Layer specification for
a 10 Mbits/sec. data rate, baseband network with a 185-meter maximum segment
length. It uses RG-58/AU stranded core coaxial cable. (For more
information see http://duxcw.com/faq/network/thinwire.htm).
10base5 (or "thickwire" Ethernet) is
the physical Layer Specification for a 10 Mbps baseband network with a 500-meter
maximum segment length. It uses double-shielded RG-11 coaxial cable.