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Cable Installation Guides
Cable Installation Guides

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Coaxial Cable
Coaxial Cable

Coaxial Cable. The coaxial cable is a copper-based wire cable. It is composed of four separate layers. The center of the cable has a thin wire conductor. Surrounding the copper wire is a layer of plastic insulation. On top of this layer is a wire mesh providing another layer of insulation and a shield from outside interference.

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Fiber Optic Cable
Fiber Optic Cable

A fiber optic cable is a long distance network telecommunications cable made from strands of glass fibers that uses pulses of light to transfer data. A fiber optic cable is a long distance network telecommunications cable made from strands of glass fibers that uses pulses of light to transfer data.

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Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) Cable
Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) Cable

Shielded twisted pair is a special kind of copper telephone wiring used in some business installations. An outer covering or shield is added to the ordinary twisted pair telephone wires; the shield functions as a ground.

Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) Cable
Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) Cable

Unshielded twisted pair (UTP) is a ubiquitous type of copper cabling used in telephone wiring and local area networks . There are five types of UTP cables -- identified with the prefix CAT, as in category-- each supporting a different amount of bandwidth.

Wireless LANs
Wireless LANs

A wireless local area network (WLAN) is a local area network (LAN) that doesn't rely on wired Ethernet connections. A WLAN can be either an extension to a current wired network or an alternative to it. WLANs have data transfer speeds ranging from 1 to 54Mbps, with some manufacturers offering proprietary 108Mbps solutions.

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