Media is the path used for transfering data in a network. Bound Media consists of physical substances used to transfer data. The following is a list of the types of bound media and their suseptability to EMI - (Electrical Magnetic Interference).
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- Coaxial Cable - copper core, shielding, used in LANs, EMI.
- Fiber Optic - light signal, glass core, no shielding (not required) No EMI.
- Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) - No shielding, high EMI, very common, cheap.
- Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) - Shielding, less EMI than UTP, IBM networks.
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