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sandeep2444

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What are Difference between STP and UTP?
« on: August 02, 2015, 10:10:36 PM »
UTP is Unshielded Twisted Pair. The majority of Ethernet networks utilize this type of cabling. As the name implies this cable doesn't have a shield to protect from electrical interference.

STP is Shielded Twisted Pair. It is the same as UTP but has a shield inside to protect from electrical interference. It should be used in Token Ring networks or in Ethernet networks where electrical interference may be a problem.

STP is more expensive and bulkier than UTP due to the shield

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Re: What are Difference between STP and UTP?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2015, 03:04:54 AM »
hi,

Twisted pair cables are widely used in transmitting information, especially across great distances. The twist in the wire cancels out any magnetic interference that may develop in the wiring. There are two common types of twisted pair cabling, STP and UTP. The S stands for Shielded, the U stands for Unshielded, and the TP stands for twisted pair for both. STP simply has additional shielding material that is used to cancel any external interference that may be introduced at any point in the path of the cable. UTP cables have no protection against such interference and its performance is often degraded in its presence. Using STP cables ensure that you get the maximum bandwidth from your cabling even if the external condition is less than ideal.

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Re: What are Difference between STP and UTP?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2015, 01:50:59 AM »
Twisted pair cables are widely used in transmitting information, especially across great distances. The twist in the wire cancels out any magnetic interference that may develop in the wiring. There are two common types of twisted pair cabling, STP and UTP. The S stands for Shielded, the U stands for Unshielded, and the TP stands for twisted pair for both. STP simply has additional shielding material that is used to cancel any external interference that may be introduced at any point in the path of the cable. UTP cables have no protection against such interference and its performance is often degraded in its presence. Using STP cables ensure that you get the maximum bandwidth from your cabling even if the external condition is less than ideal.

The biggest drawback to using STP cables is the higher cost. The shielding is an additional material that goes into every meter of the cable, thereby raising its total cost. The shielding also makes the cable heavier and a bit more difficult to bend or manipulate in any way. This is not a big issue but something that users should know when choosing between STP and UTP.