Network Cabling Tutorials

(From the Computer Technical Tutorials Directory)

Network Cabling Tutorials

Network Tutorial: Cabling
Covers Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP), Shielded Twisted Pair (STP), Coaxial Cable, Fiber Optic Cable, Wireless LANs, and provides some cable installation guidelines

Color Cabling
Shows cabling color codes for several types of copper and fiber cable.

How to make an Ethernet Crossover Cable, 56K cable
Documents how to make an Ethernet Crossover Cable, a 56K loopback cable, and how to connect two 56K CSU/DSU WICs.

How to make your own cat 5, twisted-pair network cables
Covers theory, cable and connector types, tools, crimping, and more.

Transmission Media and Network Wiring
Covers what should be considered when choosing transmission media discussing UTP, Coax, fiber cable and more.

How to make a crossover cable and a patch cable
Need to know how to make a crossover cable? Need to make a cat5 patch cable? Here's how.

Pin Assignments
Contains descriptions of the most asked for pin assignments including 100Base-T, 1000Base-T, Token Ring and others.

Cabling Cisco Devices
Understand cabling cisco devices with UTP cables. Article written with CCNA curriculum in mind.

Lan Wiring
Introduces and discusses the various network cabling options including ethernet, thinnet, phone line, wireless, direct cable, and power line.

Cabling Designer's Tips
Covers cable installation rules, category 6 cable, shieldes cable, the meaning of AWG, twisted pair categories, and more.

Categories of twisted pair cabling systems
Categories, with maximum data rates, and usual applications.

Wiring Tutorial for 10BaseT Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP)
Explains the cabling for 10Base-T shieded pair including pin configuration, color codes and how to make a crossover cable.

This was last updated in April 2007

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