The internet and wired telephones are two things that have redefined communication since the early 80s. It made verbal and non-verbal communication possible despite two (or more) people not being at the same place and time. However, the backbone for this is a LAN cable and telephone cable. But what are these networking cables? More on them below.
What Is A LAN Cable?
A LAN cable is one which connects computers to different peripherals so they can connect with each other over a small distance. Devices can transfer information or files to each other over a high-speed internet connection. There are 3 main types of LAN cables:
- Fiber Optic Cable
- Coaxial Cable
- Copper Twisted Pair
- Cat 5e Ethernet Cable
- Cat 6 Ethernet Cable
- Cat 6a Ethernet Cable
- Cat 7 Ethernet Cable
- Cat 8 Ethernet Cable
How to Choose A LAN Cable?
Since there are different types of LAN cables, you must assess the devices you would like to connect. Not all LAN cables are compatible with each device.
- Determine the Internet Speed on Your Premises:
Your internet speed will be a major deciding factor on which LAN cable you should opt for. If your internet connection gives you less than 30 MBPS, an older CAT 5 cable could work; however, for fast speeds like 1 GBPS, the latest Cat 8 ethernet cable is the best.
- Understand the Distance Between Your Internet Modem and Devices:
LAN cables have a faster transmission speed than wi-fi. However, they have 2 speed ratings; from 10 to 30 meters and 30 to 100 meters. If you’re looking at a 30 meter + distance, choose a LAN cable with a faster speed rating than you require.
However, way before LAN cables were telephone cables that also doubled as early internet cables. Know all about them below.
What Are Telephone Cables?
A telephone cable is one which connects a computer or telephone to a network. Not only can they help transmit sound but also internet connectivity. Their core generally comprises copper wire (0.3 – 0.9mm) that is covered with PE or PVC. There are 4 main types of telephone cables:
- Straight cords
- Flat cords
- Reverse cords
- Coiled cords
How to Choose A Telephone Cable?
You must choose telephone cables based on your requirements – whether calling or as extension cables. They have different colour codes that can help you distinguish between them:
|Orange||Dial tone + speech|
|Blue||Dial tone + speech|
|Orange + White bands||Phone extension|
|Blue + White bands||Dial tone + speech|
|White + Blue bands||Dial tone + speech|
However, you must buy good quality communication cables, irrespective of whether they are telephone cables or a LAN cable. But which company provides superlative cables?
KEI Industries – The Market Leader in LAN and Telephone Cables
Established as a house wiring cable manufacturer in 1968, Krishna Electrical Industries quickly became a market leader in India and the world. In addition to communication cables like LAN and telephone cables, we manufacture cutting-edge high and low voltage cables, house wire, solar cables, rubber cables, winding wires, and more. Key clients include Mahindra Solar, Suzlon, Tata Power, PVR Cinema, ITC Hotels, and JSW, among others. To retrofit your business space with industry-leading networking cables, send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org.