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Types of Ethernet cables – straight-through and crossover

Ethernet cables can come in two forms when it comes to wiring:1. Straight-through cableThis cable type has identical wiring on both ends (pin 1 on one end of the cable is connected to pin 1 at the other end of the cable, pin 2 is connected to pin 2 etc.):This type of cable is used to connect the following devices:computer to hubcomputer to switchrouter to hubrouter to switchComputers and routers use wires 1 and 2 to transmit data and wires 3 and 6 to receive data. Hubs and switches use wires 1 and Read more […]

Types of Ethernet cabling

There are three cable types commonly used for Ethernet cabling: coaxial, twisted pair, and fiber-optic cabling. In today’s LANs, the twisted pair cabling is the most popular type of cabling, but the fiber-optic cabling usage is increasing, especially in high performance networks. Coaxial cabling is generally used for cable Internet access. Let’s expain all three cable types in more detail.Coaxial cablingA coaxial cable has an inner conductor that runs down the middle of the cable. The Read more […]