Unformatted text preview: similar cable. A power line cable is a network that uses the same lines that bring electricity into the house. One end of a cable plugs into a computers USB port and the other end of the cable plugs into a wall outlet. A phone line network uses existing telephone networks in the home and plugs into wall telephone jacks. More users set up Wi-Fi networks because they are fairly easy to configure. 4. What are the advantages of fiber-optic cables over other cables? What are its disadvantages? (7 points). Fiber-optic cable has the capability to carry significantly more signal than wire cables; it can transfer data much faster, and is less susceptible to noise from other devices. Fiber-optic cables also have better security for signals during transmission and are smaller in size. The cost of fiber-optic cable is the disadvantage. It is more expensive than twisted pair or coax. It is also difficult to install and modify fiber-optic cable....
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- Spring '10
- Computer network, Peer-to-peer, Wi-Fi networks, Wireless Internet Access, Internet access points