LAN Wiring – 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.
- Includes quick reference data, diagrams, tables, charts, details, and standards
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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
About 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.