Matthew Millman*, 2012 –
Image used with permission
Cabletron 10BASE5 Ethernet transceiver with AMP vampire tap
This “Thick Ethernet” transceiver is identical to the devices we used to build our first Ethernet
(with two hosts) at the Department of Computer Science.
The diameter of the stiff yellow coaxial cable is 9.5
it can transfer max 10
and can theoretically be 500
Hence the name 10BASE5.