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Energy Efficient LAN


Pratik Gajanan Sonar , Walchand Institute of Technology, Solapur.; Ajit S. Gundale, Walchand Institute of Technology, Solapur.


Ethernet Cable, Raspberry pi, Networking, Pi as a Switch, Pi as a controller, Local Area Network


Ethernet is the leading wire line communications technology for LANs. In 2006 the IEEE 802.3 Working Group started an exertion to increase the energy efficiency of Ethernet. Ethernet is one of the first computer networking technologies for which a standard has been developed to improve its energy efficiency. A local area network (LAN) is a computer network that interconnects computers within a limited area such as a residence, school, laboratory, university campus or office building Simple LANs generally consist of cabling and one or more switches. A switch can be connected to a router, cable modem, or ADSL modem for Internet access. In this article, a new hardware design concept is to develop to reduce the energy consumption of Ethernet cable. The system is made possible by the use of Raspberry pi. The LAN is established by raspberry pi as a switch and it make the links On-off depending on the data traffic.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I90118
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 9
Publication Date: 01/12/2017
Page(s): 160-162

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