Media Connectors

A variety of connectors are used with the associated network media. Media connectors attach to the transmission media and allow the physical connection into the computing device. It is necessary to identify the connectors associated with the specific media. The following sections identify the connectors and associated media.

BNC Connectors

BNC connectors are associated with coaxial media and 10Base2 networks. BNC connectors are not as common as they once were, but still are used on some networks, older network cards, and older hubs. Common BNC connectors include a barrel connector, T-connector, and terminators. Figure 4 shows two terminators (top and bottom) and two T-connectors (left and right).

Figure 4 BNC connectors.