Technical Terms and Definitions

10Base-T - Networking

This designation is an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers shorthand identifier. The "10" in the media type designation refers to the transmission speed of 10 Mbps. The "BASE" refers to baseband signalling, which means that only Ethernet signals are carried on the medium. The "T" represents twisted-pair; the "F" represents fiber optic cable; and the "2" and "5" refer to the coaxial cable segment length (the 185 meter length has been rounded up to "2" for 200).