Chapter 21. Other Troubleshooting Areas
This chapter addresses several troubleshooting areas, some of which reinforce what has been discussed in previous chapters. It also presents new insights on troubleshooting problems that can occur on networks today.
Fiber optics provide an advantage over copper cabling for Ethernet in that fiber-optic cables can go farther and have higher capacity for throughput. They are not subject to radio frequency or electromagnetic interference because they don’t use copper for cabling but instead use light signals for transmitting and receiving data. Most of the problems presented in this chapter can be avoided or resolved by simply following the standards.
Attenuation/Decibel Loss—If a cable ...