Media Converter


A component used in Ethernet, although it is not part of the IEEE standard. The IEEE standard states that all segments must be linked with repeaters. Media converters were developed as a simpler, cheaper alternative to repeaters. However, in the 1990s the cost difference between the two is negligible.

Last updated: 1996-12-09

Nearby terms:

Media Access UnitMedia ConverterMedia Gateway Control Protocol

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