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wire speed and line rate

hi,

can anyone give an explanation on the

differences between wire speed and line rate.

thanks,

thomas.

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Re: wire speed and line rate

Hello Thomas,

both expressions mean actually the same and are mutually exchangable. In the IT environment both terms are used to state that an active component will have the performance to process/forward data coming in from an interface at maximum rate.

Hope this helps! Please rate all posts.

Regards, Martin

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Re: wire speed and line rate

Wire speed.

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Wire speed is whatever rate of data transfer a given telecommunication technology provides at the physical wire level. Wire-speed , an adjective, describes any hardware box or function that tends to support this data transfer rate without slowing it down. It's common to refer to functions embedded in microchips rather than in software programming as working at wire speed. Switches,, routers, and other devices are sometimes described by their manufacturers as operating at wire speed. ...

Line speed

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Modem speed (or more accurately line speed) is generally regarded as the rate at which a modem is connected to another modem.

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