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Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition by Mark Edward Soper, Terry W Ogletree

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CHAPTER 6. Wiring the Network—Cables, Connectors, Concentrators, and Other Network Components

SOME OF THE MAIN TOPICS IN THIS CHAPTER ARE

Structured Wiring 74

Important Definitions 77

Physical Cable Types 81

Terminations and Connections 92

Telecommunications Rooms 99

Bridging the gap between the stated standards and the actual implementation of bringing a network to a user’s desktop workstation is not the simple task you might expect. Connecting tens, hundreds, or even thousands of computers can become an exercise in futility if proper planning is not done. Planning and installing your cable plant carefully is vital for ease of future upgrading and expanding your network.

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