Ethernet transceivers are hardware devices designed to connect computers or electronic devices within a network. They are composed of a transmitter and receiver which allows them to place signals onto the network and detect incoming signals. What are ethernet transceivers used for?Ethernet transceivers link computer networks. They play an important role in providing access to the network, digital data conversion, collision detection and processing on the ethernet interface. They can be configured as discrete devices, joined stations or internet hubs available for multiple connections. Ethernet transceivers work together with ethernet controllers to determine which information is meant for which specific computer on the network. Types of ethernet transceiversThere are two types of ethernet transceivers: module ethernet transceivers and chip ethernet transceivers. Module transceivers are external to a network. They either function as standalone devices or are installed and function similarly to other computer peripherals. Chip ethernet transceivers are small and are either wired directly on a circuit board or inserted onto a system board.