The traditional type of Ethernet
, in which all hosts are connected to the same bus
and compete with one another for bandwidth
. In contrast, a switched Ethernet
has one or more direct, point-to-point connections between hosts or segments
. Devices connected to the Ethernet with a switch
do not compete with each other and therefore have dedicated bandwidth.
Also see the Ethernet Designations chart in the Quick Reference section of Webopedia.
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