1.5. Recognizing Media Types

The media is the wired or wireless connection that allows one computer to communicate with another computer. When you choose a cable standard and a connector type, you are also choosing a media type. It's important that you understand your choices in regard to connector type and media type.

1.5.1. Critical Information

You should be able to recognize the most common media types and describe their use. In this section we discuss each media type and its most common use.

1.5.1.1. Category 3, 5, 5e, and 6 Twisted-Pair Cables

The category of a twisted-pair cable indicates the tightness of the twist applied to the wire pairs in the cable. The twist in wire pairs prevents an electrical interference called crosstalk from ...

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