What are the types of Transmission media?

Signals are usually transmitted over some transmission media that are broadly classified in to two categories.Guided Media:These are those that provide a conduit from one device to another that include twisted-pair, coaxial cable and fiber-optic cable. A signal traveling along any of these media is directed and is contained by the physical limits of the medium. Twisted-pair and coaxial cable use metallic that accept and transport signals in the form of electrical current. Optical fiber is a glass or plastic cable that accepts and transports signals in the form of light.Unguided Media: This is the wireless media that transport electromagnetic waves without using a physical conductor. Signals are broadcast either through air. This is done through radio communication, satellite communication and cellular telephony.

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priyanka jain

  • Oct 9th, 2005

there are 2 types of transmissions



BOUNDED:-In this we use cables .There are 3 types of cables coaxial ,twisted pair and fiber optics these cables are used to transmit your data to the destination.The main difference between coaxial+twisted pair,optical fiber is that they (coaxial+tp)used signals and FO use light.

UNBOUNDED:-It referrs to wireless(802.11).In this we use Electromagnetic spectrum .We use Micro waves,radio waves, infrared for our communication.

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two types of transmission media..
1) bounded media - using physical medias like cables...(twisted pair, coax, fiber optic)
2) unbounded media - transmission through radio waves, Bluetooth, WiFi etc..

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  • Sep 5th, 2011

Types of transmission media's are:
1) Bounded media
2) Unbounded media

Examples of transmission media.

1) Twisted pair, coax, fiber.

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Ambane Meregembo

  • Mar 19th, 2012

What are the thre (3) types of transmission media? List out their advantages and distadvantages

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