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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 11. Network Equipment

Thus far, this book has dealt with common elements of structured cabling systems (cabling, connectors and pathways), network topologies (hierarchical star, bus, and ring) and applications (Ethernet, ATM) that you may encounter. We've looked at the products you can use to bring your communication endpoints to a central location. But is there any communication taking place over your infrastructure? What you need now is a way to tie everything together. In this chapter, the common types of network equipment used in LAN networks are covered.

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Identify the basic active components of a hierarchical star network for commercial buildings and networks

  • Identify differences between various types ...

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