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CAT5 (also, CAT 5) is an Ethernet network cable standard defined by the Electronic
Industries Association and Telecommunications Industry Association (commonly known as
EIA/TIA). CAT5 is the fifth generation of twisted pair Ethernet technology and the most
popular of all twisted pair cables in use today.
CAT5 cable contains four pairs of copper wire. It supports Fast Ethernet speeds (up to 100
Mbps). As with all other types of twisted pair EIA/TIA cabling, CAT5 cable runs are limited to
a maximum recommended run length of 100m (328 feet).
Although CAT5 cable usually contains four pairs of copper wire, Fast Ethernet
communications only utilize two pairs. A newer specification for CAT5 cable - CAT5
enhanced ("CAT5e" or "CAT 5e") - supports networking at Gigabit Ethernet[ speeds (up to
1000 Mbps) over short distances by utilizing all four wire pairs, and it is backward-compatible
with ordinary CAT5.
Twisted pair cable like CAT5 comes in two main varieties, solid and stranded. Solid CAT5
cable supports longer length runs and works best in fixed wiring configurations like office
buildings. Stranded CAT5 cable, on the other hand, is more pliable and better suited for
shorter-distance, movable cabling such as on-the-fly patch cabling.
Though newer cable technologies like CAT6 and CAT7 are in development, CAT5 / CAT5e
Ethernet cable remains the popular choice for most wired local area networks (LANs),
because Ethernet gear is both affordable and supports high speeds.
CAT6: is an Ethernet cable standard defined by the Electronic Industries Association and
Telecommunications Industry Association (commonly known as EIA/TIA). CAT6 is the sixth
generation of twisted pair Ethernet cabling.
CAT6 cable contains four pairs of copper wire like the previous generation CAT5. Unlike
CAT5, however, CAT6 fully utilizes all four pairs. CAT6 supports Gigabit Ethernet speeds up
to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) and supports communications at more than twice the speed
of CAT5e, the other popular standard for Gigabit Ethernet cabling. An enhanced version of
CAT6 called CAT6a supports up to 10 Gbps speeds.
As with all other types of twisted pair EIA/TIA cabling, individual CAT6 cable runs are limited
to a maximum recommended length of 100m (328 feet). Printing along the length of the
cable sheath identifies it as CAT6.
Fiber Optics: A fiber optic cable is a network cable that contains strands of glass fibers
inside an insulated casing. These cables are designed for long distance and very high
bandwidth (gigabit speed) network communications.
Fiber optic cables carry communication signals using pulses of light. While expensive, these
cables are increasingly being used instead of traditional copper cables, because fiber offers
more capacity and is less susceptible to electrical interference. So-called Fiber to the Home
(FTTH) installations are becoming more common as a way to bring ultra high speed Internet
service (100 Mbps and higher) to residences.
WiFi: Wi-Fi is the industry name for wireless LAN (WLAN) communication technology
related to the IEEE 802.11 family of wireless networking standards. To some, the term Wi-Fi
is synonymous with 802.11b, as 802.11b was the first standard in that family to enjoy
widespread popularity. Today, however, Wi-Fi can refer to any of the established standards:
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n.
The Wi-Fi Alliance (see sidebar) certifies vendor products to ensure 802.11 products on the
market follow the various 802.11 specifications. Unfortunately, 802.11a technology is not
compatible with 802.11b/g/n, so Wi-Fi product lines have been somewhat fragmented.
Bridge: A bridge device filters data traffic at a network boundary. Bridges reduce the
amount of traffic on a LAN by dividing it into two segments.
Bridges operate at the data link layer (Layer 2) of the OSI model. Bridges inspect incoming
traffic and decide whether to forward or discard it. An Ethernet bridge, for example, inspects
each incoming Ethernet frame - including the source and destination MAC addresses, and
sometimes the frame size - in making individual forwarding decisions.
Bridges serve a similar function as switches, that also operate at Layer 2. Traditional
bridges, though, support one network boundary, whereas switches usually offer four or more
hardware ports. Switches are sometimes called "multi-port bridges" for this reason.
Wireless Access Points : Wireless access points (APs or WAPs) are specially
configured nodes on wireless local area networks (WLANs). Access points act as a central
transmitter and receiver of WLAN radio signals.
Access points used in home or small business networks are generally small, dedicated
hardware devices featuring a built-in network adapter, antenna, and radio transmitter. Access
points support Wi-Fi wireless communication standards.
Although very small WLANs can function without access points in so-called "ad hoc" or peer-
to-peer mode, access points support "infrastructure" mode. This mode bridges WLANs with
a wired Ethernet LAN and also scales the network to support more clients. Older and base
model access points allowed a maximum of only 10 or 20 clients; many newer access points
support up to 255 clients.
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