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Performance Considerations

Ethernet architecture can use multiple communication protocols and can connect mixed computing environments such as Netware, UNIX, Windows, and Macintosh.

Ethernet performance can be improved by dividing a fully populated segment into two less populated segments, and joining them with either a bridge or a router. This reduces traffic on each segment. Because fewer computers are attempting to transmit onto the segment, access time improves. This is known as network segmentation.

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