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250+ detailed illustrations

The bestselling, state-of-the-art guide to cable installation for voice and data revised and updated to reflect the very latest advances and standards

Packed with essential time- and trouble-saving information, and written by a 25-year cabling veteran, LAN Wiring shows installers all the details of proper LAN cabling, while it teaches network and IT managers the basics of connecting LAN hardware. The author includes everything needed to design, install, and maintain today's high-performance structured cabling systems for data networks of all topologies. Inside readers will find quick reference data, diagrams, tables, charts, details, and standards designed to make their job go smoothly and quickly. This resource is certain to help anyone's future-proofed system stand as a model of reliability and ease of maintenance.

Completely revised and updated, this third edition features the very newest cabling standards, fiber optics, Gigabit Ethernet, cable support structures, wireless LANs, plus:

  • Updates on the latest TIA/EIA and TSB wiring standards
  • Hot topics in connectivity, technologies, topologies, and techniques—Gigabit Ethernet copper and fiber, NIC cards and switches supporting Gigabit, Category 6 and Category 7 wiring, copper cabling, power over Ethernet and other networks, voice over IP (VoIP)
  • 10 Gigabit cabling
  • Work group wiring
  • Fiber optic cabling techniques
  • Wireless networking
  • WiFi 802.11 a, b, g, and i technologies
  • Upgrade paths for future growth
  • More help with monitoring, administering, and troubleshooting
  • Updates in every chapter
  • 25 percent more illustrations
  • New guidance and information on training and certification
  • New online resources
  • Legacy cabling systems
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071459754
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/19/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 532
  • Product dimensions: 1.14 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 8.00 (d)

Meet the Author

James Trulove has accumulated more than twenty-five years of experience in LAN, WLAN, and data communications systems with companies including Intel, Motorola, Lucent, Cisco, and Nortel. Mr. Trulove has an extensive background in designing, installing, and troubleshooting LAN cabling and networks, and currently works for a leading manufacturer of wireless networking test systems and equipment. He is a longtime consultant on wired and wireless networks for home and business, and the author of a number of books and articles on networking technologies.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Designing LAN wiring systems 3
Ch. 2 Popular LAN topologies 39
Ch. 3 Structured cabling systems 61
Ch. 4 LAN wiring for future needs 79
Ch. 5 Wire and cable technology for LANs 95
Ch. 6 Work area outlets 121
Ch. 7 Telecommunication room terminations 153
Ch. 8 Patch panels, cross connects, and patch cords 187
Ch. 9 User cords and connectors 217
Ch. 10 Open office wiring 231
Ch. 11 Fiber-optic techniques 243
Ch. 12 Gigabit and 10 gigabit cabling technology 277
Ch. 13 Wireless LANs 311
Ch. 14 Telecommunications rooms and wire management 349
Ch. 15 Testing and certifying LAN wiring 367
Ch. 16 Monitoring and administering LAN wiring 405
Ch. 17 Troubleshooting LAN wiring 415
Ch. 18 Training and certification 431
App. A Legacy wire and cable 449
App. B Legacy and less common cabling systems 463
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