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Network+ Training Guide by Mike Harwood, Drew Bird

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Media Considerations

Managing a network involves many factors, from configuring the operating system and protocols to monitoring users and network performance. Despite the complexity of networks, it is important not to forget about one of the basics components of a network—the network media.

Choosing the correct network media is an important consideration because the media form the foundation for the entire network. When you're working with any media, you must be aware of the factors that influence its suitability for a given network implementation. Some of the most common media considerations are discussed in the following sections.

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Media Because not all networks use traditional cable, the term media is used. This term encompasses copper-based ...

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