Cable (media) type
When you configure certain adapters
(for example, the 3Com 503 driver), you need
to specify whether the adapter connects to
Ethernet cable. Thick and thin are both coaxial cable.
Thick cable is approximately 1/2-inch in diameter, and
thin is approximately 1/4-inch in diameter. Twisted pair
resembles slightly thicker phone cable.
Thick cable (also known as ``10Base5'' and ``DIX'')
uses a 15-pin AUI (Attachment Unit Interface) connector to
connect your adapter to a transceiver, which in
turn connects to the Ethernet cable.
Thin cable (also known as ``10Base2'' and ``Cheapernet'')
uses an on-board transceiver and connects to the
Ethernet with a BNC connector.
Twisted-pair cable (also known as ``10BaseT'') connects to a hub
transceiver using an RJ-45 modular plug connector.
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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 22 April 2004