This design was simply too expensive." ThickNet
backbone cabling wasn't viable either because the campus' buildings were constructed out of dense cement ceilings, ,floors and walls.
"A broadband network connected three major buildings, and a number of small thicknet
and thinnet Ethernets connected DEC minis and Sperry/Unisys 5000 systems, and a variety of other computers.
The hardware consists of a 286-based PC, a V32bis/V.42bis modem with an on-board fax modem, and an Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC) that supports either Thicknet
or Thinnet interfaces.
The products support TCP/IP and Novell NetWare working over Token Ring and Ethernet thin-net, thicknet
, and twisted pair cabling systems.
We removed the thinnet wiring and replaced it with thicknet
to isolate the workstations and alleviate wiring problems we had experienced previously.