Each networking topology can use different types of cabling. Although other factors can contribute to the selection, the type of cabling utilized in a given topology is usually based on the required communications speed and range between stations.
Bus topologies use coaxial cable, commonly referred to as thinnet or thicknet. Some common types of coaxial cable are shown in Table 5.1.
|RG-58 /U||Solid copper core|
|RG-58 A/U||Stranded wire core|
|RG-58 C/U||Military designation and version of RG-58 A/U|
|RG-59||Broadband transmission such as television and broadband networking|
|RG-6||Higher frequency version of RG-59|
Coaxial cable comes in two primary grades: polyvinyl chloride (PVC), or the standard ...