Table 1-8 describes networking cables often used in network implementations, such as twisted pair, coaxial cable, and fiber-optic cable.
The following points define the standards for UTP cables:
• TIA/EIA defines the T568A and T568B wiring schemes for network cables. Be sure to use the same scheme for an entire installation project. UTP cables typically are terminated with an RJ-45 jack that plugs into an RJ-45 connector.
• When you design your network, all your cables typically will terminate in a patch panel, and you will use patch cables to connect network devices. You use a punchdown ...