Networking is not just a few computers connecting cables. It consists of several parts. The pieces can be found in a typical network they include: Software, Cables (electric computer cords), connectors and network cards.

Network software can be part of the operating system such as Windows XP or 7 or can be special software to manage a network.

Connecting cables used in networks: Computer cables are also used in network cards. These are generally used for connecting devices, although some networks make use of radio or microwave to provide the link. Cords vary in performance and cost.

The connectors are used to connect power cables to the terminal or other devices. To use a PC as a terminal on a network, you must include a device called a network card inside the computer. The network card looks like a small circuit board and slots in one of the connectors on the main circuit board inside the computer that is commonly known as a motherboard.

Data Transmission and Communication Web Links

Terminals are required to speak or communicate. For this purpose, a communication link has to be there. These links are not necessarily just cables. That’s why you cannot always see or touch that make them intangible. They can be infrared signals or radio wave signals. In this case the data is transmitted between the terminals as a series of pulses of infrared waves or radio waves.

The data are transmitted as signals and these signals may be electrical signals or light; with the signals carried in waves. The media or material that carries the signal passes on its journey from one computer to another, and this is called transmission medium.

Data can be transmitted via metal wires (such as telephone cables or coaxial cables) or fiber optic cables composed of thin strands of glass.

Where there is a gap between the end of send and receive is not always possible to lay a cable. Even if possible; that would be very expensive. In this scenario the need of other special media comes and that is called wireless media.

The Dependence of the Speed of Network Cabling

Different types of cabling also influence the speed, fiber optic cables is much faster than metal wire cables. The fiber optic cable is preferred because not interfered as metal cables. Metal cable means consists of metal wires comprising mainly copper. Through this means data is transferred as a variable current.

When the cost of the installation is determined; it shows that the thread is the cheapest and the fiber optic cable is the most expensive.

The cable from the computer that we use in day to day almost everywhere is USB cables, IEEE fire wire connections and STATA (red). USB cables also come in different varieties such as mini USB cable, micro USB cables. USB cables are the most common connection used to connect devices to computers. It connects everything from his, iPods, digital cameras, mobile phones, LCD, TV, camcorders, printers and many other devices in the computer.

FireWire is most commonly used with audio and video equipment such as video cameras, digital cameras and other portable devices due to its very fast transmission speeds. The latest version of FireWire can transmit data at up to 800Mbps. There are different types of FireWire connections: 4 and 6-pin and 9-pin. SATA or Serial ATA cables are used to transfer data from hard drives or optical drives in your computer. These cables can transfer data at speeds up to 150 Mbps.

The above information has been shared on behalf of Global Connector Technology , is a leading supplier of standard and custom interconnect products. The company is focussed on the supply of reliable high-quality connectors for applications in Mobile & Wireless Communication, Computers, Digital Entertainment, Networking and other Consumer Electronics.