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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This represents a total of 358 ports and the largest Fast Ethernet collision domain on the market.
It also is easily combined with Asante's other Fast Ethernet hub, the AsanteFAST 100 TX Hub, for a total of 30 AsanteFAST hubs possible in a single Fast Ethernet collision domain -- the largest on the market.
Delivering a range of features and functionality that provide companies with an easy migration path to 100BASE-TX networking and speeds 10 times faster than standard 10BASE-T Ethernet, the AsanteFAST 100 Hub offers support for multiple computer platforms, NWay(tm) Auto-Negotiation, easy installation, and stackability to 118 ports -- the largest Fast Ethernet collision domain on the market.
The hardware-based, stand-alone security platforms deliver full duplex point-to- point and fully-meshed multipoint encryption of sensitive data over Ethernet collision domains.
The FAS116 can be used to micro-segment traditional 10Mbps hub environments reducing Ethernet collision domains and increasing performance.