Talk:Web Science/Part1: Foundations of the web/Ethernet/Minimum package length vs maximum cable length/quiz
what about wave propagation delay[edit source]
The entire idea behind the min 46 bytes length was to occupy the entire channel.in the example wave propagation is happening at the rate of 3m/s per bit. This means time t =1s bits on wire =1 wave distance = 3m time t =2s bits on wire =2 wave distance = 6m this continues until time t=512s bits on wire=512 wave distance = 1500m
which mean a device B 1.5km apart will only know about the wave after 512 seconds. This means it takes us 512 seconds to fully occupy the channel. if device B transmits during this interval it will most likely result in garbled data. So how did having a min length help me in this scenario.
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