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Online! The Book by Wendy Taylor, Chris Pirillo, John C. Dvorak

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Wired Options

White meat or dark, manual or automatic, good or evil, and now wired or wireless. This is the biggest decision to make when it comes to installing a home network. Consider your current and future network requirements, skills and abilities, and budget.

Of your wired options you'll most likely hear a lot about Ethernet, fiber optic, and telephone wire. We'll survey the top ones, then cover the options existing and upcoming in the wireless department.

Twisted Pair (Category 1–7)

This utilizes a thin-diameter wire (22–26 gauge) commonly used for telephone and network cabling. The wires are twisted around each other to minimize interference ...

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