Cabling: The Complete Guide to Network Wiring / Edition 3

Cabling: The Complete Guide to Network Wiring / Edition 3

by David Barnett, David Groth, Jim McBee
     
 

The physical linkages responsible for carrying a company's data continue to be the most neglected components of the typical network—to the extent that nearly 70% of all network-related problems result from poor cabling.

In this third edition of a widely acclaimed resource, three networking experts share their extensive experience, teaching you the cabling

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Overview

The physical linkages responsible for carrying a company's data continue to be the most neglected components of the typical network—to the extent that nearly 70% of all network-related problems result from poor cabling.

In this third edition of a widely acclaimed resource, three networking experts share their extensive experience, teaching you the cabling skills you need to build a reliable, efficient, and cost-effective network cabling infrastructure. As you master these techniques, you'll learn to avoid common pitfalls and troubleshoot problems as quickly as they arise. Coverage includes:

  • Choosing the right cables and components for your network architecture and topology

  • Avoiding unnecessary and unexpected costs

  • Understanding the current limitations of data communications and network cabling

  • Understanding how laws and building codes constrain cabling

  • Understanding the function and importance of universal cabling standards

  • Determining when you have a cabling-related network problem

  • Assembling a complete cabling toolkit

  • Integrating voice and data on the same cable system

  • Setting up an infrastructure in which desktops, printers, copiers, and other nodes share cabling

  • Understanding issues of bandwidth, impedance, resistance, attenuation, crosstalk, capacitance, propagation, delay, and delay skew

  • Working effectively with USB and Firewire

  • Knowing when to discard legacy cabling and begin anew

  • Documenting your cabling

  • Creating an RFP and selecting a vendor

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780782143317
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/14/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
191.00(w) x 228.60(h) x 42.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I Technology and Components.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Data Cabling.

Chapter 2: Cabling Specifications and Standards.

Chapter 3: Choosing the Correct Cabling.

Chapter 4: Cable System and Infrastructure Constraints.

Chapter 5: Cabling System Components.

Chapter 6: Tools of the Trade.

Part II Network Media and Connectors.

Chapter 7: Copper Cable Media.

Chapter 8: Wall Plates.

Chapter 9: Connectors.

Chapter 10: Fiber-Optic Media.

Chapter 11: Unbounded (Wireless) Media.

Part III Cabling Design and Installation.

Chapter 12: Cabling-System Design and Installation.

Chapter 13: Cable-Connector Installation.

Chapter 14: Cable-System Testing and Troubleshooting.

Chapter 15: Creating a Request for Proposal (RFP).

Chapter 16: Cabling @ Work: Experience from the Field.

Glossary.

Part IV Appendices.

Appendix A: Cabling Resources.

Appendix B: Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) Certification.

Appendix C: Home Cabling: Wiring Your Home for Now and the Future.

Appendix D: Overview of IEEE 1394 and USB Networking.

Appendix E: The Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA) Certifications.

Index.

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