What is a Gigabit Ethernet?
So have you heard of a gigabit ethernet, or a gigabit network?
Basically, in summary a Gigabit Ethernet, abbrebiated GbE is a version of Ethernet, which supports data transfer rates of 1 Gigabit (1,000 megabits) per second.
The first Gigabit Ethernet standard (802.3z) was ratified by the IEEE 802.3 Committee in 1998.
For a complete gigabit network to function at gigabit speeds, it is necessary that all the components are compatible with gigabit speeds. So the router needs to be gigabit certified, the network cards need to be able to function at gigabit speeds and also the cables must be either
Cat 5e, Cat 6 or Cat 7.
A Gigabit Ethernet will increase the productivity of your network. Gigabit networks will increase file transfer sharing and transfer speeds and just increase the overall productivity of your network. Any program using the network (eg. games, applications etc.) will find benefits in a gigabit network over the typical 100 M/bit networks.
Well I hope that through this short article you were able to understand briefly what a Gigabit Ethernet is and how it can be used to increase the performance of your home or business network.