Transmission Media Glossary

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Thinnet Cable (10Base2):
Thinnet coaxial cable is connected using special connectors and requires to be terminated at each end using a 50ohm resistor. 10Base2 stands for:
 Data transmission rate of 10Mbps, example: 10
 Uses baseband transmission, example: Base
 Used in Ethernet networks it has a maximum cable length of 185 metres, example: the 2 for approximately 200 metres
Thinnet cables use a connector known as a BNC connector to make the connections between the computers and the cables.
Thicknet Cable (10Base5):
Thicknet is very similar to thinnet, except for the additional layer of aluminium insulation and copper braid. This makes the cable more reliable and rigid and means it is easier to be used for longer runs. The bigger the copper core the, the further the distance the cable can carry signals. Thicknet can be used sometimes as a backbone to connect several smaller thinnet based networks. 10Base5 stands for:
 Uses baseband transmitting, example: Base
 Data transmission rate of 10Mbps, example: 10
 Used in Ethernet networks, it has a maximum cable length of 500 metres, example: the 5 is for 500 metres
This cable is connected using a device called a transceiver; it includes a piece of equipment that pierces the cable to connect to it. The connector is known as a piercing tap.

Twisted Pair Cable: This cable is the most commonly used cable in computer networks. It is both efficient and reliable. It is also cost effective which means it is not expensive. One
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