About Cabletron Routers:
Cabletron Systems was a major New Hampshire, USA-based provider of networking computer equipment throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Cabletron’s design and sales methodologies dramatically reduced the cost of Ethernet networking equipment, covering a wide range of Layer 1 and Layer 2 networking technologies within a unified product line.
Cabletron was founded in 1983 in a Massachusetts garage by Craig Benson (who later became New Hampshire’s governor) and Robert Levine. As manufacturing and design operations expanded, Cabletron relocated to Rochester, New Hampshire, employing 6,600 people at its peak. Cabletron found its first success in the 10BASE-5 Ethernet market, providing the ST-500, the first Ethernet transceiver that featured diagnostic LEDs, and the LAN-MD, the first commercially-viable field-deployable 10BASE-5 test set. The early products were critical in the history of Ethernet as 10BASE-5 Ethernet was generally difficult to operate and maintain and cabling problems were especially difficult to diagnose. Following on this early success, Cabletron developed one of the first modular Ethernet hubs, the MMAC-8 (and its smaller sibling, the MMAC-5) at the time that 10BASE-T was becoming standardized. By developing high-density 10base-T modules (24 or 48 ports per slot), Cabletron was able to reduce the price per port of these hubs to a very affordable level, and by introducing a custom Element Management System known as Prism, made the MMAC-8 easy to maintain.
Cabletron Router Default Passwords:
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