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For questions about physical cables used in a computer network topology. This tag is suitable when your question is about a network cable. Examples: Twisted pair cable, Fiber optic cable, Coaxial cable, Patch cable and other specialized network cables.

Network cables are used to connect network devices and hosts. There are many different varieties of cables but the most common are coaxial cable, optical fiber cable, patch cable and twisted pair cables. These are used depending on the physical network layer, topology, and size. Patch cables are typically used in wiring closets in offices etc., where optical fibers are typically used used for long distances.

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