Networking with Computer Network Cables
A variety of computer network cables are available for different kind of networking. Communication of
your computer and printer or scanner is possible only through these cables. On the basis of the size and
demand of your particular network you will require a connector solution to match it. For instance, large
systems such as those used in the industries using large networks need a cable to handle a large amount
of traffic so a Belden cat6 cable is one solution to it. Each cable is different from the other in terms of
reduction of crosstalk, speed of data transmission and modes of installation. So here are a few of the
cable examples and their uses:
1. TWISTED PAIR CABLES:
These are one of the most commonly used cables. In this type of wiring two conductors of a single
circuit are twisted together for the purpose of cancelling out electromagnet interference (EMI). The
resulting cable is used for both voice and data transmission and helps in reducing cross talk and noise. It
has two different categories, unshielded and shielded twisted pair cables.
SHIELDED TWISTED PAIR CABLES (STP):
In Shielded Twisted Pair Cables, Two copper wires are twisted together and are coated with an
insulating material that functions as a ground for the wires. They are generally not used for Ethernet but
there are ways by which it can be used with 100Base TX, 10Base- T and 100Base-T2 Ethernet networks.
An example would be the 10ft Cat6a Patch cable enables 10 gigabit data transmission allowing
connection up to 100 meters. It supports IEEE 802.3af, DTE power.
UNSHIELDED TWISTED PAIR CABLES (UTP):
The Unshielded Twisted Pair cables are cost effective and very easy to use. They are used with Ethernet
networks and are used for local area networks. These are of a few types:
Cat1- It is not only used for networking but also for the traditional telephone and ISDN modem. Data
rate is up to 1Mbps.
Cat2- It Has data rate up to 4 Mbps and is used as a token ring.
Cat 3- This type is basically used for voice cabling and has up to 10 Mbps of data speed.
Cat 5- This is Used for fast 10/100 Mbps networks and token ring (16Mbps)
Cat 5e- It is an advanced version of Cat5 cables and is used for Ethernet cables and supports gigabit
internet. One example is the Cat 5e Molded patch cable, 100ft.
Cat 6- It was originally designed to support gigabit Ethernet although standards allow gigabit
transmission over CAT 5 wire.
Cat7- Is known as class F cables and supports frequencies up to 600MegaHertz.
2. COAXIAL CABLES:
Coaxial cables are difficult to install as they are highly resistance to single interference. It has a solo
copper conductor wire at its center, while, the plastic layer provides padding between the conductor
wire and the braided metal guard. They are of two types, thin and thick bulk coaxial cables. It is ideal for
voice and video transmissions due to wide bandwidth of these cables.
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