Installer's Guide to Local Area Networks

Installer's Guide to Local Area Networks

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Installer's Guide to Local Area Networks is mandatory reading for every cable installer and apprentice who needs a single source of practical information on a complete range of networking topics, from current and legacy local area network (LAN) technologies to the cabling standards that support them. Written by an experienced educator with nearly twenty years of first-hand, professional experience in the computer networking industry, this all-inclusive, general reference uses a remarkably entertaining style to convey a wealth of practical information and detailed technical specifications. The book begins by defining a LAN and introducing essential buzzwords, standards, and organizations, plus network protocols and operating systems. Subsequent chapters are presented in logical sequence to propel readers on a direct path to understanding the essential aspects of today's modern LAN technologies, including media requirements, cable plan installation standards and practices, plus certification details. In addition, a unique historical perspective heightens the reader's appreciation of the evolution of modern LAN technologies while offering useful insights into the reasons why some emerging technologies succeed and others do not.Premises Cable Plant To Other Station^ Hub/Switch and Patch Cables Premises Cabling 90 meters (295.3 feet) Patch Cables 5 meters (16.4 feet) Station Cables 5 meters (16.4 feet) Host ... The current categories include Cat3 and Cat5E.

Title:Installer's Guide to Local Area Networks
Author:Buddy Shipley
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2003


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