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Computer Evidence: Collection and Preservation, Second Edition by Christopher L. T. Brown

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Network Cabling

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.

Table 5.1. Common Types of Coaxial Cable
CableDescription
RG-58 /USolid copper core
RG-58 A/UStranded wire core
RG-58 C/UMilitary designation and version of RG-58 A/U
RG-59Broadband transmission such as television and broadband networking
RG-6Higher frequency version of RG-59

Coaxial cable comes in two primary grades: polyvinyl chloride (PVC), or the standard ...

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