a 100 mbps ethernet standard specified to run over four pairs of category 3 utp wires (known as voice grade, hence the “vg”). it is also called 100vg-anylan because it was defined to carry both ethernet and token ring frame types.
100basevg was originally proposed by hewlett-packard, ratified by the iso in 1995 and practically extinct by 1998.
100basevg started in the ieee 802.3u committee as fast ethernet. one faction wanted to keep csma/cd in order to keep it pure ethernet, even though the collision domain problem limited the distances to one tenth that of 10baset. another faction wanted to change to a polling architecture from the hub (they called it “demand priority”) in order to maintain the 10baset distances, and also to make it a deterministic protocol. the csma/cd crowd said, “this is 802.3 — the ethernet committee. if you guys want to make a different protocol, form your own committee”. the ieee 802.12 committee was thus formed and standardised 100basevg. the rest is history.
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networking (or “cheapernet”) the variant of ethernet that uses thin coaxial cable (rg-58 or similar), as opposed to 10base5 cable. the “10” means 10 mbps, “base” means “baseband” as opposed to radio frequency and “2” means a maximum single cable length of 200m. (1995-11-14)
networking an ethernet network cabling specification operating at ten mbps, “baseband” (as opposed to radio frequency), and with a maximum single cable length of 500 metres. this is normally carried on rg8 cable. compare 10base2, 10baset. (2002-06-17)