Cables and Wires
Cables and Wires – Physical Media Project
This is a research project that will have you research the current state of the art in Wired Communications as well as having you examine (virtually) a typical Ethernet cable (the most common type of cable used for wired networks). Reminder, this is worth 5% of your final mark!
For Part 1 of the Project, research the following terms and compare or contrast the technology used.
The following Cable types –
Cat 3 Unshielded
Cat 5 Unshielded
Cat 5e Unshielded
Cat 6 Shielded or Unshielded
Cat 6a Shielded
Cat 7 Shielded
Cat 7a Shielded
Cat 8 Shielded
In your explanation mention throughput and maximum length.
Explain the differences between the following terms:
Shielded – Unshielded
Stranded core – Solid core
Plenum Rated – non-plenum rated.
Explain how knowing this information might be needed to purchase the right cable.
Keeping what you learned in Part 1 in mind, what sort of termination (ends) do we put on these cables? Do we use the same for all? Provide pictures of the different ends with your submission?.
TAKE NOTE: This is a formal writeup so use APA formatting and citations!