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SOHO Networking: A Guide to Installing a Small-Office/Home-Office Network by Pete Moulton

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Installing LAN Cabling

This section discusses the general steps performed in installing SOHO LAN cabling. It then examines the differences between home-office LAN cabling configurations and installation and small-office configurations and installations. Installing wiring hub and switching components is explored along with an in-depth discussion of LAN cables.

General Cabling Tasks

The tasks to perform in installing LAN cabling are the following:

1.
Planning
  1. Selecting cable, tools, etc.

  2. Designating cable runs

  3. Determining the central hub and the hub hierarchy

2.
Test the cable before installation
3.
Install the cable
4.
Test the cable after installation
5.
Document the installation and label the cables

Some of these steps are trivial for a simple home-office ...

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