This completely updated edition of the best-selling guide to cable installation for voice and data provides installers with the details of proper LAN cabling and gives network and IT managers the basics of LAN hardware connection. This Third Edition has been updated to reflect the latest advances in Gigabit copper cabling, 10 Gigabit cabling, Category 8 and 7 cabling, Power-Over Ethernet for distribution devices, and the very newest cabling standards.
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Designing LAN Wiring Systems
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10BaseT 66 blocks 8-pin modular adapter addition allow antenna ARCnet attenuation backbone wiring bandwidth cable runs cabling system Category 3 cable Category 5e certification Channel Chapter color code components conductor connecting block cross-connect wire crosstalk Data Connector data rate devices distance fiber cable fiber-optic cable frequency Gbps Gigabit Ethernet horizontal cable IEEE interface jacket jumper LAN cable LAN wiring length limit manufacturers Mbps method modular connector modular jack modules mounting MSAU multimode fiber ohms operation Optical Fiber parameters patch cords patch panel performance pins plenum port problem punchdown block requirements SC connector shield shown in Fig signal specifications speed station cable stranded structured cabling structured wiring switch telecommunications room telephone tester tion Token-Ring transmission transmit twisted pair twisted-pair twisted-pair cable twisted-pair wiring typical user cords wire termination wireless wiring closet wiring pattern wiring system workstation workstation outlet