Common Ethernet Cable Types
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Coax, 10mbps, 500 meters per segment. Also called thicknet, this cable uses vampire taps to connect devices to cable.
Coax, 10mbps, 185 meters per segment. Also called thinnet a very popular implementation of Ethernet over coax.
UTP, 10mbps, 100 meters per segment. One of the most popular networking schemes.
UTP, STP, 100mbps, 100 meters per segment. Two Pairs of Category 5 UTP.
Fiber, 10mbps, Varies (ranges from 500 meters to 2,000 meters). Ethernet over Fiber optics to the desktop.
MMF, 100mbps, 2,000 meters, 100mbps Ethernet over fiber optics.
UTP, 1000Mbps, 100 meters. Four pairs of Category 5e or higher.
MMF, 1000Mbps, 500 meters. Uses SC fiber connectors. Max length depends on fiber size.
Balanced, Shielded Copper, 1000Mbps, 25 meters. Uses a special connector, the HSSDC.
MMF and SMF, 1000Mbps, 550 meters multimode/2,000 meters single mode.
UTP, 10Gbps, 100 meters. Connects to the network like a Fast ethernet link using UTP.
MMF, 10Gbps, 300 meters. 850 nm laser. Max length depends on fiber size and quality.
SMF, 10Gbps, 10 kilometers. 1310 nm laser. Max length depends on fiber size and quality.
SMF, 10Gbps, 40 kilometers, 1550 nm laser. Max length depends on fiber size on quality.
MMF, 10Gbps, 300 meters, 850 nm laser transceiver.
SMF, 10Gbps, 10 kilometers. Typically used with SONET.
SMF, 10Gbps, 40 kilometers. 1550 nm optical wavelength.
uses four twin-axial cables which can transmit data for up to 25 meter, or 27 yards