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Cabling: The Complete Guide to Network Wiring, 3rd Edition 3rd Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 002-5211443316
ISBN-10: 0782143318
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Is there such a thing as standards for networking cabling? What is the difference between Category 5 and 5e cabling? Under what circumstances should optical fiber cabling be used? What does crosstalk have to do with networking? What is an SC connector?

If you are an Information Technology professional, these questions may be plaguing you. For most of us, we take our network cabling for granted. We plug in a computer to the wall plate and connect the corresponding outlet on the patch panel to a hub and, boom, instant network. But how did we arrive at this point? How can we design and install a cabling system to support our network (and phones!) that achieves the level of reliability and flexibility that our electrical wiring already has. (You don’t upgrade your electrical wiring every time you want to add a new light, do you?)

We have designed and written this book for Information Technology professionals and those starting out with data and voice cabling. The point of this book is to help you unravel the mysteries of your existing cabling system, choose the right cabling standard, properly design a new cabling system, understand cable testing, and pick the right cable for your desired networking technologies.

We combined our own experiences working in the IT field with the experiences of cable installers, designers, and network professionals from all over the world in order to give you the facts on networking cabling. (And Jim got to realize his lifelong dream of using the word “critter” in a technical book.)

- David Groth - Jim McBee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

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 topology
  • Avoiding unnecessary and unexpected costs
  • Understanding the current limitations of data communications and network cabling
  • Understanding how laws and building codes constrain cabling
  • Understanding the function and importance of universal cabling standards
  • Determining when you have a cabling-related network problem
  • Assembling a complete cabling toolkit
  • Integrating voice and data on the same cable system
  • Setting up an infrastructure in which desktops, printers, copiers, and other nodes share cabling
  • Understanding issues of bandwidth, impedance, resistance, attenuation, crosstalk, capacitance, propagation, delay, and delay skew
  • Working effectively with USB and Firewire
  • Knowing when to discard legacy cabling and begin anew
  • Documenting your cabling
  • Creating an RFP and selecting a vendor
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 720 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex; 3 edition (July 21, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0782143318
  • ISBN-13: 978-0782143317
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #443,667 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This is without any doubts the best book on the market about cabling or telecommunications wiring.If you are a would-be installer,this book will give all the basics required for a well rounded view on equipment and cable installation.you will learn how to read the markings on the cable;how cable is rated(flamability,transmission properties,cable construction)and the standards of installation(national electric code,Eia/Tia-568);how to choose the right cables,connectors, and equipment to fit the application(end result).Then, there is a 32 page insert of colour photographs illustrating how to do the actual installations.This book is a general guide,thereby,here are some recommendations for anyone wanting to go into technical details:(1)Communications Cabling(2)Optical fiber installation by E.Pearson,(3)Basic Electricity by -Nooger/Neville,Inc(vol 1-2)
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This has been the most useful book I have read all year! This is my best book purchase of the year! I'm a system administrator and I have been given the task of planning the move of my company's local area network to a new location. I had seen cabling installed before and thought I knew something about it. I contacted a few contractors and they threw at me an mess of technical terms about cabling. One of them recommended this book. In the first two chapters, I learned most everything I needed to propertly plan my cabling system; the other chapters gave me many ideas. This book immediately helped to save me tens of thousands of dollars and gave me the information necessary to plan a proper cabling infrastructure. I can't say enough good things about it!
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As A consultant/designer for telecommunications infrastructure I am always on the lookout for the latest and greatest book with reference to network cabling. Cabling: The complete guide to network wiring, will be a great addition to my library of reference books.
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Format: Paperback
In the IT world, it is easy to find computer books on various subjects such as Windows, but just try and find a good book on Network Cabling! Here is the book I have been looking for! Now I don't have to call a cabling contractor every time I have a simple question about how to do something.

This book goes into several areas that most computer books don't even address. Do you want to know more about Punchdown Blocks? This book addresses the subject. Do you want to know about Cable Testing? This book discusses NEXT, FEXT, and other common cable test measurements.

If you do any of your own cabling or you want to be more involved with designing your own network layout, I suggest you get this book. It will explain a lot of things that you will never learn about in most computer related classes.
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This book contains hundreds of illustrations and photos as well as detailed instructions on how to wire all kinds of networks. This is an excellent source of information on what kind of cable to buy, the tools you will need, and what pitfalls to avoid on many cabling jobs. This book is a complete source of information, which is laid out in an easy-to-read manner. With this book and a few tools, you should have no difficulty completing your cabling work.
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I would not recommend this book. It covers some individual cabling components, but it does not have a coherent review chapter that explains "How" to run cable through a building. It does not cover different situations that might arise in running cable and doesn't have tips on things like, avoiding electric cables and plumbing, how to ensure you have enough cable for the job, etc. Again, it documents individual components, but it does not cover much of "How" to run cable.

The book does have pointers spread throughout the book, such as dropping a metal bead chain down a stud cavity, then inserting a magnet into the outlet box hole to retrieve the bead chain. After that, you can attach a pull string to run the cat5 cable. However, this book seems very disorganized. It sprinkles tips throughout unrelated chapters. It repeats concepts frequently in different chapters, and sometimes the repeated topics have discrepancies. For example, one chapter mentions patch cables should not exceed 10 feet, and a different chapter says patch cables should not exceed 15 feet.

I would NOT recommend this book if you're wanting to learn "How" to run cable. I would also not recommend this book for anyone wanting to run cable in residential buildings. This book covers commercial buildings almost exclusively.
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This book covers cabling and termination for pretty much every networking medium, from Token Ring and 10base-2 to fiber, and everything in-between. There are plenty of diagrams and photographs (want to know what a 110 block looks like and how to use one?) and frequently asked questions (such as, can a 6-position plug be used with an 8-position modular jack?). Also covered are safety issues and other considerations (how to safely wire cabling through building firewalls; electrical and communications outlets must not be located in the same stud cavity without a physical barrier between the two).
Before I bought this book, the main source of my knowledge about cabling was the Internet. A few minutes of reading this book could have saved me literally hours of research on the Internet.
Sadly, the scope of this book does not include strategies for retro-wiring residences (or businesses, for that matter); it only covers the tools I might need and some basic tips on how to use them. For example, I'd like to know what's the best way to install and use in-wall conduit after the drywall has gone up? How would I fish cable up through a wall on the far (narrow) side of a vaulted ceiling?
Overall, the book contains a lot of very useful information for everyone from the novice to someone who just needs to brush up on the latest technologies.
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