Lab 2

Objective:

Our goal was to make a working cable. After the cable was made we had to test it to make sure that it worked, and if it did we worked on connecting it to a patch panel, the eventually to a PC.

Equipment:

UTP Cable, RJ45 connector, Patch panel,  wire cutters, wire stripper, crimping tool,  and cable tester.

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Diagram/Reference:

Questions:

What are some advantages and disadvantages of using Thinnet and/or Thicknet as compared to UTP?

Thinnet has thin cables that can be easily handled/ bent and there’s no need for external transceivers and AUI cables, but has limited segment length.

Thicknet is directly connected to the NIC of a computer, but is larger and harder to manipulate.

Why is it important not to untwist the cables anymore than is necessary?

Keeping them twisted cancels out electromagnetic interference from external sources.

Conclusions:

I was able to make a working CAT-5 cable (on the first try) and definitely learned a lot in the process (since I had never worked with cables before).

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