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Network+ Training Guide by Mike Harwood, Drew Bird

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Common Network Cable

Having now examined some of the general considerations that surround network media, the next step is to look at the different types of media available. The network media are not the most glamorous part of computer networking, but they are important both for the Network+ exam and the real world. Besides, who said networking was glamorous?

Network media can be divided into two distinct categories: cable and wireless, sometimes referred to as bound and unbound media. Cable media come in three common types: twisted-pair, coaxial, and fiber-optic. Wireless media has another range. The following sections identify the characteristic of each type of media.

Cable Media

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