Twisted pair cable is a commonly used medium and it is cheaper than co-axial cable. There are two types of twister pair cables and they are as follows:

  • Unshielded Twisted Pair(UTP)
  • Shielded Twisted Pair(STP)


The names speak for themself, one provides a shield and the other doesnt, but there are some other differences as well. Some of them are as follow:



  • Bandwidth capacity
  • Node capacity per segment
  • Attenuation
  • EMI
  • Installation
  • Cost




  • 0 – 155 Mbps (typically 10 Mbps)
  • 2
  • High
  • Very high
  • Easy
  • Lowest




  • 1 – 155 Mbps (typically 16 Mbps)
  • 2
  • High
  • High
  • Fairly easy
  • Moderate


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