- 10mbps Ethernet network.
The 10Base-2 standard (also called Thinnet) uses 50 ohm coaxial cable (RG-58 A/U) with maximum lengths of 185 meters. This cable is thinner and more flexible than that used for the 10Base-5 standard. The RG-58 A/U cable is both less expensive and easier to place. Cables in the 10Base-2 system connect with BNC connectors.
The Network Interface Card (NIC) at each computer requires a T-connector allowing two cables to be attached to adjacent computers. Any unused connection must have a 50 ohm terminator. The 10Base-2 system operates at 10Mbps and uses baseband transmission methods. The terminator at one end should be grounded.
For more information see:
- http://everything.explained.at/10BASE2/ - 10Base-2 explained.