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Network+ Training Guide by Mike Harwood, Drew Bird

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Troubleshooting Checklists

In a real-world networking environment, you will be expected to be able to troubleshoot many different areas. You can expect to be tested on them on the CompTIA exam. The following sections provide some troubleshooting checklists that can help you review some of the various troubleshooting areas.

Troubleshooting Cable Problems

Cable accounts for a great many of the problems on a network. There are many places to look when you suspect a cable-related problem. If you suspect that cable is at the bottom of your network troubles, consider the following areas:

  • Loose connections— You need to verify that cables are securely attached and that they are attached to the correct ports.

  • Poorly crimped or bent cable— Sometimes a chair ...

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