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Eleventh Hour Network+ by Naomi Alpern

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CHAPTER 2 Network Media

The media that carry data make up the basic infrastructure of a network. Connectors provide an access point for data and are attached to the ends of the cables, which are plugged into a network card. This creates a physical link between each device and others on your network. Some cables can carry the data for 100 m or so, while others can span greater distances connecting widely dispersed systems. There are different types of cabling and different types of connectors that may be used.

Cabling and Connectors Overview

Fundamentals of Cabling

The following are the three types of physical media that can be used on a network:

  • Coaxial cable
  • Twisted-pair cable
  • Fiber-optic cable

DID YOU KNOW?

Coaxial cable contains a single ...

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