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Guided Media Compared



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Now, its time to compare the cost, ease and performance offered by each of the media that we have learned so far.

Therefore, the table given here compared these things for different media:

Type Type Sub Type Maximum Segment Length Bandwidth Supported Installation Cost Interference
Twisted Pair Cable UTP
STP
100 meters
100 meters
100 Mbps
500Mbps
easy
moderate
cheapest
moderate
high
moderate
Coaxial Cable Thinnet
Thicknet
185 meters
500 meters
10 Mbps
10 Mbps
easy
hard
cheap
moderate
moderate
low
Fibre Optic Cable Multinode
Singlenode
2 kms
100 kms
100 Mbps
2 Gbps
very hard
very hard
expensive
expensive
none
none

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