An Ethernet connection is used to adjust the signal data and transmit the data in a laboratory environment or other circumstances where the hardware system acquires information from an external signal. The Ethernet data acquisition tool acts as a bridge between the computer and external signals, usually sending data to wireless routers or other hardware nodes that can transmit the information wirelessly. Part of the data acquisition and reception process involves signal conditioning, and the equipment and system must either linearize the data stream or keep the data consistent for proper acquisition. The other hardware is specifically designed for signal conditioning and will work with the dedicated Ethernet data acquisition (DAQ) hardware. Ethernet data acquisition hardware will form a larger platform for data acquisition and output for scientific or other purposes.