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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 12. Wireless Networks

Wireless networks have network signals that are not directly transmitted by any type of fiber or cable. However, wireless switches and hubs are usually connected to the core network with some type of copper or fiber-optic backbone cabling media. Wireless LAN media are becoming extremely popular in modular office spaces for transmitting data over the "horizontal" portion of a traditional hierarchical star network.

You may ask, "Why talk about wireless technologies in a book about cabling?" The answer is that today's networks aren't composed of a single technology or wiring scheme—they are heterogeneous networks. Wireless technologies are just one way of solving a particular networking need in a heterogeneous cabling ...

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