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Characteristics of Cables?

Posted By :Shashi Ray     Posted Date :March 25, 2010    Points :10   Category :Networking 
1. Segment Length - Length of single wire.

2. Attenuation - Indicates loss of signal.

3. Bandwidth - Amount of data carried by cable.

4. Number of Segments - Maximum number of segments in network.

5. Cost - Copper cables are cheapest, fiber optic cables are expensive.

6. Interference susceptibility and crosstalk - Defines concept of electronic interference on cables

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