What is guided and unguided media?
The type of communication media in which communication devices are directly linked with each other via cables or physical media is called guided media. The data signals are bounded to a cabling media. Therefore-guided media is also called bounded media.
The names of guided or bounded media are twisted pair wire, coaxial cable, and fiber optic cable
The type of communication media in which communication devices sends and receives data signals through air or space is called unguided media. The data is communicated in the form of wave. Unguided media provides means to transmit data signals but does not guide them along a specific path. The data signals are not bounded to a cabling media. Therefore, unguided media is also called unbounded media.
The names of unguided or unbounded media are microwave, satellite, and mobile