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Describe the physical aspects of a twisted pair cable.
It is copper wires insulated into pairs.
What is the difference between PVC and plenum cable.
PVC or plenum plastic uses insulation to surround each wire.

Plenum cable is fire resistant and non toxic and must be used when.
Define RJ-45 cat 5, 5e, and 6 specifications along with RJ-11.
Look at the pic
Look at the pic
Describe how coaxial cabling ******* ****
The mesh grounds the media so you want insulators on both sides.
The mesh grounds the media so you want insulators on both sides.
What is the difference between straight through and crossover twisted pair?
Straight through enables you to simply connect pin 2 to pin 2 etc..
Here are the pin-outs for crimping a UTP cable
look at the ******* image
look at the ******* image
What is a punchdown tool?
It is a tool used to "punch down" Ethernet wires into a patch panel. It also automatically cuts off excess wire.
It is a tool used to "punch down" Ethernet wires into a patch panel. It also automatically cuts off excess wire.
What would you use to change the location of wires entering your building from a WAN?
You would use a demarc extention, as it is the demarc that defines the meeting point between the WAN and the building.
What is the difference between IDF's and MDF's?
IDF stands for intermediate distribution frame and MDF stands for Main distribution frame.
What is a smart jack?
It is a special loop-back plug installed at the demarc to enable troubleshooting
It is a special loop-back plug installed at the demarc to enable troubleshooting
What should you use to connect rJ 45 connectors to each end?
Crimping tool.
What pins are used to transmit data on a 100base T network.
Pin 1 and 2
Pin 1 and 2
You want to attach wires to a 66 or 110 wire punch-down block. what do you do and what do you use.
You us e a punchdown tool with a straight blade for a 66 block and a punchdown tool with a notched blade for a 110 block. Be sure that the cut side of the blade is pointed towards the wire end.
What is a cable stripper used for?
removing the plastic coating to expose individual wires.
removing the plastic coating to expose individual wires.
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a 110 block and a 66 block