Synopses & Reviews
The physical linkages responsible for carrying a company's data continue to bethe most neglected components of the typical network—to the extent thatnearly 70% of all network-related problems result from poorcabling
In this third edition of a widely acclaimed resource, threenetworking experts share their extensive experience, teaching you the cablingskills you need to build a reliable, efficient, and cost-effective networkcabling infrastructure. As you master these techniques, you'll learn to avoidcommon pitfalls and troubleshoot problems as quickly as they arise. Coverageincludes:
- Choosing the right cables and components foryour network architecture and topology
- Avoiding unnecessary and unexpectedcosts
- Understanding the current limitations of data communications andnetwork cabling
- Understanding how laws and building codes constraincabling
- Understanding the function and importance of universal cablingstandards
- Determining when you have a cabling-related networkproblem
- Assembling a complete cabling toolkit
- Integrating voice and dataon the same cable system
- Setting up an infrastructure in which desktops,printers, copiers, and other nodes share cabling
- Understanding issues ofbandwidth, impedance, resistance, attenuation, crosstalk, capacitance,propagation, delay, and delay skew
- Working effectively with USB andFirewire
- Knowing when to discard legacy cabling and beginanew
- Documenting your cabling
- Creating an RFP and selecting a vendor
Outsells the other cabling books and is regarded as the leader in cabling books.
- Carries the endorsement of the Electronic Technician's Association International
- Handy 4-color insert for identifying cables and tools
- Installer Tips and Troubleshooting sidebars (Competition lacks these features)
- Comprehensive coverage on fiber optic cabling
The physical linkages responsible for carrying a company's data continue to be the most neglected components of the typical network--to the extent that nearly 70% of all network-related problems result from poor cabling.
In this third edition of a widely acclaimed resource, three networking experts share their extensive experience, teaching you the cabling skills you need to build a reliable, efficient, and cost-effective network cabling infrastructure. As you master these techniques, you'll learn to avoid common pitfalls and troubleshoot problems as quickly as they arise. Coverage includes: Choosing the right cables and components for your network architecture and topologyAvoiding unnecessary and unexpected costsUnderstanding the current limitations of data communications and network cablingUnderstanding how laws and building codes constrain cablingUnderstanding the function and importance of universal cabling standardsDetermining when you have a cabling-related network problemAssembling a complete cabling toolkitIntegrating voice and data on the same cable systemSetting up an infrastructure in which desktops, printers, copiers, and other nodes share cablingUnderstanding issues of bandwidth, impedance, resistance, attenuation, crosstalk, capacitance, propagation, delay, and delay skewWorking effectively with USB and FirewireKnowing when to discard legacy cabling and begin anewDocumenting your cablingCreating an RFP and selecting a vendor
About the Author
David Barnett is a network consultant and is revising the book in consultation with the authors of the first edition- Jim McBee and David Groth, authors of several Sybex books on Networking.
Table of Contents
Part I Technology and Components.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Data Cabling.
Chapter 2: Cabling Specifications and Standards.
Chapter 3: Choosing the Correct Cabling.
Chapter 4: Cable System and Infrastructure Constraints.
Chapter 5: Cabling System Components.
Chapter 6: Tools of the Trade.
Part II Network Media and Connectors.
Chapter 7: Copper Cable Media.
Chapter 8: Wall Plates.
Chapter 9: Connectors.
Chapter 10: Fiber-Optic Media.
Chapter 11: Unbounded (Wireless) Media.
Part III Cabling Design and Installation.
Chapter 12: Cabling-System Design and Installation.
Chapter 13: Cable-Connector Installation.
Chapter 14: Cable-System Testing and Troubleshooting.
Chapter 15: Creating a Request for Proposal (RFP).
Chapter 16: Cabling @ Work: Experience from the Field.
Part IV Appendices.
Appendix A: Cabling Resources.
Appendix B: Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) Certification.
Appendix C: Home Cabling: Wiring Your Home for Now and the Future.
Appendix D: Overview of IEEE 1394 and USB Networking.
Appendix E: The Electronics Technicians Association, International (ETA) Certifications.