here are some disadvantages of using thicknet cable for your network:

while there are some advantages, you are better off using Ethernet

however, there will be situations where you must have thick-net cable, but in today's demanding networks, Ethernet is obsolete

here is a list of disadvantages you might consider:

  1. its very difficult to work with [Number #1 reason]

  2. accommodates up to 100 nodes per segment

  3. covers distances of up to 1640 feet or 500 meters

  4. it transmits data at speeds of 10Mbps

  5. a loose connection or missing terminator could cause erratic network performance. this will lead to reduced speed, error counts in high-frame transmission. or even a lack of network connectivity . when using thin-net, a malfunction transceiver could also cause excessive packet transmission or frame transmission errors.