This video provides an overview of distribution panels in an equipment room.
- No one's gonna argue that the 110-punchdown block…is the way that we do distribution…for copper-wired networks. However,…there are some alternative types of distribution.…I'd like to show those to ya right now.…One of them is very, very old,…and the other one is really pretty new.…So let's start with the old grandaddy of all,…a 66-punchdown block.…I've got one back here,…at the very back of the equipment room.…I'm gonna back out of the way so you guys can see this.…Let me get my laser pointer handy.…You see this box right here?…In fact, this one is too, but this one's got the cover-up.…
This is a 66-punchdown.…This is the first type of patch panel ever invented…for unshielded, twisted pair.…But it was really just for phone lines…is where all this came from.…The idea behind a 66 block is that,…if you look at the bottom here, you can see…I've got these big 25-pair cables coming in,…and these are running into my PBX system here.…But coming off of this are my individual telephones…that are all over the office.…So, back in the old days, we'd have…
- Network topologies
- Fire ratings
- Ethernet basics
- Hubs vs. switches
- 100BASE-T, gigabit, and 10-gigabit Ethernet
- Installing structured cabling
- Testing cable
- Locating cables and connectors with a toner and probe
- Wired connections
Skill Level Beginner
1. Cabling and Topology
2. Ethernet Basics
3. Modern Ethernet
4. Installing a Physical Network
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