I am new to the field and learning as a gateway via Ethernet cabling. I was curious as to how exactly these standards were implemented.
Are these standards implemented as per the data transfer rates your ISP sets for you (i.e. the ISP itself is conforming to said standards)?
Is this dependent on something on the user end?
As an additional part to this question, though kind of unrelated..I was wondering if there were any cheap copper whole sources that are already gauged for home applications? Sources for insulation, etc?
I want to try to do this project hands-on rather than crimping pre-existing lengths of CAT-x cables. Though, I may do a small project on some extra CAT-5 cable I have laying around as to practice.
EDIT: If this is the wrong forum for the first question, my apologies. That said, I forgot about determining my NIC, which I have done..fairly standard issue, but there is nothing I have seen indicating as to which standard it implements.