Types and features of communication cables
Serial interface
Parallel interface

Maximum communication speed and distance of each communication standard

Maximum distance Maximum speed
RS232 15m (50ft) 0.92Mbps (921,600bps)
IEEE1284 (SPP mode/A-B cable) 2m 0.36Mbps (360,360bps)
USB (1.1) 3m (9.8ft) 12Mbps
USB (2.0) 5m (16ft) 480Mbps
Ethernet (802.3) 100m 100Mbps
Wireless LAN (802.11 g) 100m 54Mbps
Bluetooth (2.0+EDR) 10m 3Mbps