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What is the difference between Ethernet and Internet?

  1. shwetha123 profile image72
    shwetha123posted 6 years ago

    What is the difference between Ethernet and Internet?

  2. hassam profile image83
    hassamposted 6 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 image71
    Brandon E Newmanposted 6 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 image94
      Deborah Minterposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Good Article!

  4. arksys profile image92
    arksysposted 6 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 4 months agoin reply to this

      Well said

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    machiningdesignposted 5 months 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 3 months 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.