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Analog Transmission Systems


AWG (American Wire Gauge)

Backbone Networks


Baseband Network

Campus Network


Carrier Signal



Coaxial Cable Media

Data Communication Concepts

Data Transfer Rates

Data Transmissions

Delay, Latency, and Jitter

Electromagnetic Spectrum


Fast Ethernet

FDDI (Fiber Distributed Data Interface)

Fiber-Optic Cable

G Series ITU Recommendations

Gigabit Ethernet

Guided Media

Home Networking

ISO/IEC-11801 Cabling Standards

LAN (Local Area Network)

Modulation Techniques

Multiplexing and Multiplexers

Network Analyzers

Network Concepts

Network Connection Technologies

Network Design and Construction

Network Management

OC (Optical Carrier)

Optical Networks

Physical Layer

Ping (Packet Internet Groper)

Power and Grounding Problems and Solutions

Premises Distribution System


SONET (Synchronous Optical Network)

Structured Cabling Standards

Testing, Diagnostics, and Troubleshooting


TIA/EIA Structured Cabling Standards

WDM (Wavelength Division Multiplexing)

Wireless Communications

Web Links
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BICSI (Building Industry Consultants Services Int'l)

ACP (Association of Cabling Professionals) Wireville site

Structured Cabling System paper at WebProForums

Cabling links at TechFest

Anixter Technical Library

Cabling Contractors Directory

Bitpipe (search for "cabling")

Yahoo!'s Wire and Cable links page

New Links! These are new links (not in the book).

Document Center Inc., source for specifications and standards.

ANS (American National Standards Institute)

TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association)

The Fiber Optic Association

The ATM Forum

EIA (Electronic Industries Alliance

ICEA (Insulated Cable Engineers Assoc.)

ICF (International Cablemakers Federation)

MMTA (MultiMedia Telecommunications Association)

NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturer's Assoc.)

Peter Macaulay's Cabling FAQ (a little dated, but useful information about NEC codes and other specifications)

Computer Networking cabling links

IEEE Cabling tutorials, 802.3 technologies

Backhoe, natural enemy of the network administrator


Anixter technical library with documents about structured cabling

Belden Wire & Cable Company

Overview of international cabling standards, a BICSI presentation


OSP Engineering and Constrution Magazine (formerly Cable Foreman magazine)

Cable Installation and Maintenance Magazine Cabling standards documents (describes latest updates!)

Cabletron Systems Cable Guide

Cabling Standards Update

Ethernet cabling, thinwire coaxial

Ethernet cabling, UTP

Hubbell Premise Wiring Company

Intertek Testing Services

Lucent SYSTIMAX structured cabling system (search for SYSTIMAX)

Cabling technology briefs

Agilent's WireScope Operations site


Siemon Cabling Systems standards overview (excellent illustrations!)

Transition Networks: Information about upgrading networks, especially upgrading to fiber

WebProForums (papers about cabling)

Fluke Corporation





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