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PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet

EtherWAN’s Fiber PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet adapter GE3000 series supports the PCI Express 1.0a bus
interface and provides high-bandwidth performance that is significantly better than existing conventional
PCI architectures. PCI Express utilizes high-bandwidth serial interconnect technology. The bidirectional PCI
Express link is composed of pairs of lanes, which are serial unidirectional point-to-point connections. Thus,
the bandwidth of the PCI Express link can be scaled by adding signal pairs to form multiple lanes between two
devices.

Preboot Execution Environment (PXE)

The Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) is an industry standard client/server interface that allows
networked computers without an operating system to be configured and booted remotely by an
administrator. The PXE code is typically delivered with a new computer on a read-only memory chip or
boot disk that allows the computer (the client) to communicate with the network server and be remotely
configured or have its operating system remotely booted.

Wake-on-LAN (WOL)

Wake-on-LAN (WOL) is an Ethernet computer networking standard that allows a computer to be turned on or
woken up by a network message.

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