- Thick Ethernet (Type RG-11, also called 10Base5 or "trunk" cable)
- Is a bright yellow, about the size of a garden hose, and hard to handle.
- Quite expensive.
- Marked with a band every 1.5 meters to indicated where a
connection can be made. Connection made with a "Vampire Tap".
- Carrier Wire (Carrier or Signal Wire)
- Copper-can be solid or multi-strands
- Insulation ("Dielectric" nonconductor)
- Foil Shiled(Not all coaxial cable will have this)
- Braided Shield Can be used as a Ground to protect from
electromagnetic interference (EMI)
- Jacket Outer Layer of insulation
- Bayonet Nut Connector (BNC)for thin coaxial cable
- N-Series Connector are for thick coaxial cable
- Threaded Nut Connector (TNC) can be used as in the BNC,
provided the other connector is also TNC. Connector are silver, not
- Typically installed as a Bus
The Network Wiring Virtual Lecture by L. Scott Freudenthal