10BASE5

Updated: 12/30/2021 by Computer Hope
10 base 5

Alternatively referred to as Thick Ethernet or Thicknet, 10BASE5 is an IEEE standard for baseband Ethernet at 10 Mbps over a thicker version of the 10BASE2 coaxial cable. 10BASE5 has a maximum distance of 500 meters.

The cabling used with 10BASE5 is similar to RG-8, but has better shielding against electromagnetic interference and even protects against fire damage. 10BASE5 networks require external transceivers to operate, as a workstation's digital signal must be converted to baseband.

10BASE2, 10BASE-T, 100BASE-T, Network terms