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There are two main types of coaxial cable: thinnet and thicknet. Thinnet, also known as 10Base2, was commonly used to connect systems to backbone trunks of thicknet cabling. Thinnet can span distances of 185 meters and provide throughput up to 10 Mbps. Thicknet, also known as 10Base5, can span 500 meters and provide throughput up to 10 Mbps (megabits per second).