Network Cabling for High Internet Speeds

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"What network cabling cleanup in los angeles do I need for a high speed internet connection?" When you wire your home or work network for a broadband, the cables you choose influence the speed, reliability and sometimes even the security of your internet connection, your computer hardware, software and files. The goal is to determine the types of cables available and how they affect the performance of your data network and your internet service.

Ethernet Cables

Ethernet cables have a connector on each end is similar in appearance to an enlarged version of the connector on a standard telephone cord. Ethernet cables are those you commonly see connecting cable internet modems to computers and routers. Routers also have this type of connection available for making a "wired" connection (versus a wireless one) to computers on your network.

Wired connections are much faster, particularly if they are the Gigabit type. Gigabit Ethernet connections handle data transfer at up to 1000 Mbps. Even the fastest wireless connection currently available is 802.11n (Wireless N) which runs at a maximum speed of 300 Mbps - less than 1/3 the speed of a Gigabit connection.

When connecting a data network in your home or business, the only disadvantage of opting for a wired connection such as Ethernet is that the cabling must be installed in all rooms where it will be used. However, the advantage of having 3X the speed available on the network outweighs this disadvantage.

Not only will files and data transfer faster through the internet and through your network from one computer or peripheral to another when Ethernet cabling is used, but you will also enjoy the stability that a wired connection offers. Wireless N, like all types of Wi-Fi, can still suffer from drop outs and errors due to electromagnetic (radio frequency) spectrum interference. Ethernet does not generally suffer from this issue.

Coaxial Cable (Copper Wiring)

Coaxial cabling is also used for high internet speeds. Cable modems offered by broadband internet service providers utilize coax cables with copper wiring to transmit data at high speeds. This also the same type of wiring that is used for cable television, and the companies that offer these services also may offer telephone services via modem.

One of the advantages of this type of cable is that it is shielded with a Faraday shield to protect the quality of the signal. The error rate is lower with coaxial than it is with twisted pair Ethernet cables.

Coaxial cable is able to handle greater bandwidth than some other connections, which is why it is capable of supporting a variety of services (data, telephony, television, etc.). Coaxial cabling offers far higher throughput because it has a frequency range capable of supporting multiple channels.