[time-nuts] SMD TADD-1 distribution amplifier - seeking comments and suggestions?

Hal Murray hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Sat Dec 19 23:27:24 EST 2015


phk at phk.freebsd.dk said:
> The main reason Ethernet went balanced was actually for fault isolation
> (star-topology vs. bus) and signal quality (IT people were horrible at
> "sharking" and crimping coax.) 

The reason Ethernet switched to a star topology was to take advantage of the 
wires that were already installed in most buildings.

The electronics at each end were cheap compared to the cost of installing a 
new wire in the ceiling.


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