What is the difference between Ethernet and Internet?

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (8 posts)
  1. shwetha123 profile image60
    shwetha123posted 12 years ago

    What is the difference between Ethernet and Internet?

  2. hassam profile image75
    hassamposted 12 years ago

    Ethernet is communication standard for transferring data between two networking devices. It comprises of the physical layer, which are the typical Cat 5 cables used for connection, fiber cables can also run on Ethernet standard. The other layer is the datalink layer which has signaling standards for transfer of data on Ethernet.

    Internet on the other hand is a collection of all the world networks connected together using different technologies and are able to communicate through each other. Its just like a giant web of nodes (PCs,servers etc) connected with each other all over the world.

  3. Brandon E Newman profile image64
    Brandon E Newmanposted 12 years ago

    "Ethernet" is a term that many users use to refer to devices within a small, "local" network, which are usually connected via category 5, or "Ethernet" cables. "Internet" generally refers to a connection to the world wide web. For instance; you do not refer to a network cable as an "internet" cable. The term "ethernet" helps to clarify the means of connection to the web, or to a network.(e.g., USB, wireless, phone line/modem, ethernet, serial cable, etc.)

    Hassam has has further explained what ethernet is above. In the past, most internet connections were made via modem over phone lines. Broadband connections simply connect to an ISP in much the same way as networked "local" machines connect to each other.

    1. Deborah Minter profile image90
      Deborah Minterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Good Article!

  4. arksys profile image83
    arksysposted 12 years ago

    Ethernet is a standard of communication - in simple terms - a way to connect to another computer using ethernet compliant cables, which have 8 wires and an RJ45 connector. one machine on the network will require a modem or router to connect to the internet and share it's connection with the rest of the computers on the network as well as manage incoming and outgoing traffic ... this is normally done by a server with the help of some advanced routers.

    Internet - a huge network of servers and computers all over the world, available for connection 24/7. the servers are wired to telecommunication links in order to be accessible to everyone.

    every site has a unique IP address with a corresponding domain name... example of IP address is (the smaller the first number the bigger the network) ... an example of domain name is "hubpages.com".

    1. Eazyjay 30 profile image60
      Eazyjay 30posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Well said

  5. profile image0
    machiningdesignposted 6 years ago

    The Internet is (generally) the web, the entire arrangement of associations from servers to customers and to different servers.

    Ethernet is a particular innovation, comprising of the kind of wires and the structure of signs. In the event that your PC is not on wi-fi, an Ethernet link is in all probability how it's connected to your switch. It's additionally utilized as a part of "outside" associations that don't utilize a telephone line.

  6. Nived98 profile image61
    Nived98posted 6 years ago

    Answer is simple, Ethernet is family of networking technologies including LAN,WAN and MAN.
    Internet is a network of interconnected computers linking global systems. Internet comes under WAN.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)