Network Cables are commonly used to connect our computer to the network. A network cable is also known as CAT-5 cable or an Ethernet cable. We cannot use a regular phone cable to connect our computer to the network after all. Although a regular phone cable and a network cable are similar but we cannot use them carelessly. In order to avoid purchasing the wrong network cables, it is highly suggested to know some differences between network cables and regular phone cables.
There are several characteristics of network cables we have to know. First, a network cable commonly has a rounder shape. It is also thicker than a phone cable. Second, a network cable has a larger connector than a phone cable. Third, a network cable has more wires and metal pins comparing to a phone cable. This will help us to do our activities properly, we have to ensure that we do not use a phone cable to connect our computer to the network. Furthermore, a network cable can be quite difficult to maintain through time. To cope with that matter, it is highly suggested to have a cable tester in order to check network cables if there is a trouble occurs.