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Network+ Training Guide by Mike Harwood, Drew Bird

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Media Connectors

  • Recognize the following media connectors and describe their uses:

    • RJ-11

    • RJ-45

    • AUI

    • BNC

    • ST

    • SC

All forms of network media need to be physically attached to the networked devices in some way. Media connectors provide the interface between the cables and the devices to which they attach (similar to the way an electrical cord connects a television and an electrical outlet). This section explores the common connectors and adapters you are likely to encounter in your work and, perhaps more importantly, on the Network+ exam.

EXAM TIP

Know the Connectors You will be expected to identify the various media connectors and know which connectors are associated with which cable.

D-shell Connectors

D-shell connectors, which physically resemble a capital ...

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