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Part V: Appendixes > 10BASE5 Configuration Guidelines

B.5. 10BASE5 Configuration Guidelines

The Ethernet standard contains guidelines for building a single 10BASE5 thick coax segment, as well as guidelines for linking multiple segments into a larger half-duplex system. Table 2.1 lists the single segment guidelines for a 10BASE5 segment. The configuration rules for linking multiple 10 Mbps segment types with repeater hubs are described in Chapter 13.

Table B.1. 10BASE5 Single Segment Guidelines
Media Type Maximum Cable Length Maximum Number of Transceivers (per segment)
Thick coax 10BASE5 500 m (1640 feet) 100
Transceiver Cable 50 μm (164 feet) N/A



  

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