Coax is always better than twisted pair. The 10base2 is a limited by the equipment on either end of the cable. The cable has a very high bandwidth capability, if the proper equipment is attached on either end. If you look at it from a very narrow data persons point of view, not an electronics person, 10base2 is slower than cat 5 cable. Cat 5 cable won't come close to RG-58.By NickNielsen
One should qualify what "better" means in this context. Cat 5 cables are "better" if light weight, low cost and flexibility are important. Cat 5 cables are "better" if one doesn't want to deal with TNC connector hardware and cable terminators. If achieving the highest speeds over longer distances is more important, then coaxial cable is "better"
From DSLR member fivebyfive
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