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 9  Chapter 0001:  LAN Cabling
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Twisted Pair Cable Naming Conventions

Legacy cable topologies made up of twisted-pair technologies include two primary varieties: those used with IBM-specific networks and those used with vendor-neutral Ethernet networks. Each has its own naming convention to quickly identify the capabilities of the particular variety of cabling.

Type and Cat

Type is an IBM standard and used for Token Ring, CAT (category) is for other than IBM and usually used for Ethernet.

In the legacy Ethernet world, you may find Cat 3 UTP (Category 3 Unshielded Twisted Pair), and Cat 5 (Category 5 Unshielded Twisted Pair). Typically, these types of cable are used to construct networks with star topologies.

In the IBM Token Ring world, you may find Type 1 STP (Shielded Twisted Pair). As noted earlier, this is used to construct networks with ring topologies.



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