The Cable Infrastructure Technical Specification

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Networking Technologies 1. Considerations for the cable infrastructure (technical specification of and advantages and disadvantages of the following – where appropriate diagrams and illustrations should be used): Name of Cable infrastructure Technical Specification Advantages Disadvantages Cat 5 Twisted pair cable with RJ-45 connectors Speeds of up to 100Mbps Distance of 100 meters Cat 5 is the most affordable of the Cat cables due to this it is often used in crossover. Offers affordable high speed transfer. Of the three cat cables it is the most sensitive to interference. While offering fast speeds in terms of home networking in a business environment the speeds are limited and not ideal for large data streams Cat 5e Twisted pair cable with RJ-45 connectors Speeds of up to 1Gbps Distance of 100 meters Cat5-e’s greatly improved speed makes this cat cable the standard for medium sized businesses that require faster transfer speeds due to larger file sized documents for example media designers. Higher cost to purchase than cat 5 and also require network cards that can take advantage of the faster speed. Cat 6 Twisted pair cable with RJ-45 connectors Speeds of up to 10Gbps Distance of 55 meters for 10Gbps or 100 meters for 1Gbps High transfer speed for servers connected to a switch allowing multiple clients super-fast speeds simultaneously. At fastest speed can only be 55 meters in length. The cards required to utilize these transfer speeds are a lot higher than other
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