Transmission media act as a physical pathway to connect two computers on a network. And the quality of each network system is dependent upon that transmission media. Solid and composite wire cables are mostly used for electrical and electronic transmission. There are different types of cables that are used in computer networks as transmission media namely coaxial, unshielded twisted-pair and fiber optic. The oldest forms of electronic transmission media are solid wire and cables. The three basic types that are used in building networks are coaxial, unshielded twisted-pair and fiber optic. These types are briefly explained below.
Different Types of Network Cables
- Coaxial cables – Many of the early networks used coaxial cables. They are also referred to as ThinNet. They have a copper wire surrounded by a layer of plastic. Then there is a layer of metal mesh and outer protective plastic insulation sheath.
- Unshielded Twisted-Pair Cables– They are basically a bunch of twisted pair of wires clubbed together with the help of a plastic insulation sheath. In these cables, there are many types which are color coded. They are used in LANs, Ethernet networks and telephone networks.
- Fiber Optic Cables – They use light pulses to transmit information across a network. They can be used over miles as they are resistant to EMI (Electro-Magnetic Interference) and have high bandwidth. They can be used as the backbone of any network. The core of the cable is made up of either glass or plastic, which is then protected by a layer of gel or light reflecting plastic. Furthermore, the entire cable is surrounded by a plastic insulation sheath.
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