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Cabling: The Complete Guide to Copper and Fiber-Optic Networking, Fourth Edition by Bill Woodward, Andrew Oliviero

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Chapter 5. Cabling System Components

Pick up any cabling catalog, and you will find a plethora of components and associated buzzwords that you never dreamed existed. Terms such as patch panel, wall plate, plenum, 110-block, 66-block, modular jacks, raceways, and patch cords are just a few. What do they all mean, and how are these components used to create a structured cabling system?

In this chapter, we'll provide an overview and descriptions of the inner workings of a structured cabling system so that you won't feel so confused next time you pick up a cabling catalog or work with professional cabling installers.

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Differentiate between the various types of network cable and their application in the network

  • Estimate ...

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