Cable is one of the widely used mediums for information transmission between network devices. A network may have cables of the same type or a variety of cables may be used within the same network. The selection of cables for a network depends on the network’s size, protocol, cost, and the topology used. Keeping in mind the various properties of the cables, selection of appropriate cables is a must for the network to be successful.
For successful network cabling, we need to know the various properties and types of cables in details.
Thin or thinnet coaxial cable is widely used in linear bus networks, schools and colleges, etc. The specification for thin coaxial cable is referred by 10Base2, in which 2 represents the maximum length for a segment to be approximately 200 meters. However in practical situations the maximum segment length is 185 meters.