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Network+ Training Guide by Mike Harwood, Drew Bird

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Selecting the Appropriate Tool for Wiring

  • Given a wiring task, select the appropriate tool (e.g., wire crimper, media tester, punchdown tool, tone generator, optical tester).

Until networks become 100% wireless, network administrators can expect to spend some of their time using a variety of media-related troubleshooting and installation tools. Some of these tools (such as the tone generator and locator) may be used for troubleshooting media connections, and others (such as wire crimpers and punchdown tools) are used to create network cables and connections.

IN THE FIELD: THE BASIC TOOLS

Although many costly, specialized networking tools and devices are available to network administrators, the most widely used tools cost only a few dollars: ...

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