CCNA Basics: Network media types

This chapter describes the common types of network media, including twisted-pair cable, coaxial cable, fiber-optic cable, and wireless.

CCNA Basics


Chapter 8: Network media types

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Network media is the actual path over which an electrical signal travels as it moves from one component to another. This chapter describes the common types of network media, including twisted-pair cable, coaxial cable, fiber-optic cable, and wireless.

Upon completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe the primary types and uses of twisted-pair cables
  • Describe the primary types and uses of coaxial cables
  • Describe the primary types and uses of fiber-optic cables
  • Describe the primary types and uses of wireless media
  • Compare and contrast the primary types and uses of different media

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