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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 34. Troubleshooting and Restoration

So far you have learned about fiber-optic theory, cables, connectors, splices, transmitters, receivers, and many different passive components. We have shown you how to predict the performance of a link and test that link to industry standards using various pieces of test equipment. However, we have not discussed what to do when the link doesn't work.

This chapter takes the knowledge and skills you have learned up to this point and applies them to troubleshooting a fiber-optic link or cable. You will learn basic techniques that will allow you to quickly analyze and determine the fault. You will learn fault location techniques with devices as simple as a flashlight and as complicated as an OTDR.

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