Network cabling, also referred to as structured cabling, is the medium through which information is transferred from one device to another. Network cabling refers specifically to the infrastructure of the cables installed to ensure they meet the required needs of the business, school, or corporation.
The type of cable chosen for a network is related to the network’s topology, protocol, and size. Laying cables is the foundation for both creating local area networks (LANs) and connecting LANs into wide area networks (WANs).
Types of Network Cabling:
- Coaxial Cable
- Fiber Optic Cable
- Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) Cable [Ethernet Cables]
- Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) Cable