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Learn more about the computer network cables and wires

11/14/2015 Parvesh Bravo 0 Comments

Networking is not just equipment that the cables are connected. It consists of several parts. The pieces can be found in a typical network include: software, cables (power cables computer), connectors and network cards.

Connecting cables used in networks - Computer cables are also used in network cards. These are generally used for connecting devices, although some networks make use of radio or microwave to the link. Cords vary in performance and cost.

The connectors are used to connect power cables to the terminal or other devices. To use a PC as a network terminal, you must include a device called a network card inside the computer. The network card looks like a small circuit board and slots in one of the connectors on the main circuit board inside the computer that is commonly known as a motherboard.

For this purpose, a communication link has to be there. These links are not necessarily the only wires. That's why you cannot always see or touch that make them intangible. They can be infrared signals or radio wave signals. In this case the data is transmitted between the terminals as a series of pulses of infrared waves or radio waves.

The data are transmitted as signals and these signals may be electrical signals or light; with the signals carried in waves. The media or material that carries the signal passes on its journey from one computer to another, and this is called transmission medium.

Data can be transmitted via metal wires (such as telephone cables or coaxial cables) or fiber optic cables composed of thin strands of glass.

Where there is a gap between the end of the transmission and reception it is not always possible to lay a cable. Even if possible; that would be very expensive. In this scenario the need for other special media and has called wireless media.

Speed difference in network cabling - Different types of cabling also influence the speed, fiber optic cables is much faster than metal wire cables. The fiber optic cable, and not interfered as metallic cables are preferred. Metal wire means consists of metal wires comprising mainly copper. Through this means the data is transferred as a variable current.


When the cost of the installation is determined; it shows that the thread is the cheapest and the fiber optic cable is the most expensive.

The cable from the computer that we use in day to day almost everywhere is USB cables, IEEE fire wire connections and STATA (red). USB cables also come in different varieties like the mini USB cable, micro USB cables. USB cables are the most common connection used to connect devices to computers. It connects everything from his, iPods, digital cameras, mobile phones, LCD, TV, camcorders, printers and other devices on your computer.

FireWire is most commonly used with audio and video equipment such as video cameras, digital cameras and other portable devices due to its very fast transmission speeds. The latest version of FireWire can transmit data at up to 800Mbps. There are different types of FireWire connections: 4 and 6-pin and 9-pin. Serial ATA or SATA cables are used to transfer data from hard drives or optical drives in your computer. These cables can transfer data at speeds up to 150 Mbps.

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