In this video, learn how to use voltage monitors, environmental/temperature monitors, and TDRs to troubleshoot a cabling installation.
- When it comes to problems…within a structured cable environment,…the number one place to look is always…gonna be in the work area.…The work area is exposed to crazy users…and cleaning people and all kinds of folks…who can abuse that part of the system,…and it's usually where most problems manifest themselves.…However, from time to time, we can actually have problems…within the equipment room or the MDF,…whatever you wanna call it.…In these cases you're gonna have to be looking…for issues that tend to affect more than one user.…Here's a great example.…
What happens if the switch itself goes down?…Well, if this switch goes down,…every computer connected to it is also gonna go down.…So, watch out for questions on the Network+…that talk about things like everybody…in the network is down versus just Tommy…and his computer going down.…It'll help you figure out those individual questions.…When individual big pieces of equipment…in the equipment room go down,…the first thing I'm gonna be suspecting is the electricity.…
- 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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