collision domain


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collision domain

A group of nodes in a shared Ethernet network that compete with each other for access. Typically confined within a subnet, if two or more devices attempt to transmit at the exact same time, a collision will occur. In a switched Ethernet environment, each transmitting-receiving pair of nodes is essentially its own collision domain, except that no collision can occur because there is no sharing of bandwidth. See broadcast domain and CSMA/CD.
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However, it is important to note that the 100BaseTX constrains the collision domain distance between two repeaters to 5 meters, and between the repeaters and terminal devices to 100 meters.
The collision domain was too large and the broadcast ratio was too high.
At the time of the original network analysis, the city had a flat network with one collision domain.
3u/D3) defines maximal diameters for a collision domain (equal to the maximal allowed half-duplex network span) in meters:
A LAN switch interconnects any number of LAN segments that would otherwise share the same collision domain and (in the case of Ethernet) occupy a single 10 Mb/s pipe.
By linking two stacks it is possible to have 144 ports in one collision domain; however, having that many users in one collision domain may not be wise tactically.

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