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What is the difference between internet and ethernet?

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Hema Sheshadri

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The era of technology is emerging very fast, and the Internet is the backbone for connecting the world. The internet is a most usable connection as well as the Ethernet. However, very fewer people know their basic difference. Everyone must know the basic information about these connections in this modern and growing era of technology. Here you are going to be aware of what is the difference between internet and ethernet and how they work.

What makes them different is their availability at a wider range and the local range. We may define the internet with the term WAN which is a Wide Area Network while Ethernet is LAN which is known as Local Area Network.

Internet (WAN)

The Internet is a worldwide connection that links up PC systems around the globe. It is an enormous system of networks. It utilizes the TCP/IP protocol to transmit information. It allows users to share data immediately. It facilitates with sharing assets and giving amenities, for instance, document sharing, World Wide Web and electronic mailing. Meanwhile, the Internet is a worldwide system of PCs. Every PC linked with the Internet must have a matchless address. Web addresses are written in the form of nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn and here nnn will be a number in the range 0 - 255. This configuration is known as an IP address (IP represents Internet Protocol).

Ethernet (LAN)

Ethernet gives a typical system to link the PCs to the web through a wired linking. It is an edge that links numerous gadgets, for example, PC and switches. It is utilized for Local Area Network, which is a system restricted to a specific topographical zone. Ethernet sends the information as frames. These frames contain the receiving destination address and error recognition method.

What is the Difference between Internet and Ethernet

Security

  • Ethernet is more secure and protected as compared to the internet. Because a wire connects it, so external devices cannot access it.
  • The Internet is not as secure as Ethernet is because it offers open access to any device can be connected and can get information. This is the main security threat.

Network Type

  • Internet is said to be as Wide Area Network (WAN) because it can cover a wide area of the community. The reason is that it is a wireless network.
  • Ethernet is known as Local Area Network (LAN) just because it can only cover a short area of users. The main reason might be that a wire is required to connect with Ethernet.

Ethernet is safer to use due to its limited availability while the internet is not as safe because of its open user access. Moreover, Ethernet can have multiple setups while there is only one internet around the globe.

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