Is there some thing like a coaxial cable that can be used to connect same type of computers? And twisted pair cable can connect only computers (all types)?
The answer is yes it depends, but can anyone please explain the cases?
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Both coax and twisted pair can be used to connect many different types of devices including computers.
Whether a particular wire can be used to connect two devices depends on the hardware interfaces on those devices.
What form of communication can be done over such a connection depends on the software loaded on the device.
Coax and twisted pair are both commonly used for "Ethernet" network communication, but both can also support other protocols.
You have horribly misspelt technical terms in your title, that is ludicrously sloppy. How are you to even search out the problem if you don't spell the terms correctly.
I don't think what you've written in your question is the case. Did you get the idea from a book? if so, which?
ethernet many many years ago, before Cat5 cables(which are twisted pair), people used coaxial cable and some other metal bits and bobs since coaxial in ethernet wasn't used like cat5 with one device on each end and no devices in between, you had devices hooked onto it.
I would guess that you'd have printers and routers and so on, with coaxial interfaces also on the coaxial cable. Not just computers.
Just like nowadays, computers routers and printers have RJ45 connectors.
(of course.. when I say computers have them.. I mean the motherboard or the ethernet card in them)