Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video UTP and STP cabling, part of CompTIA Network+ Exam Prep (N10-006) Part 2: The Physical Network.
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- The number one type of cabling that we use…in networks today is called unshielded twisted pair.…Now a lot of times you hear the term Ethernet,…and we'll cover Ethernet in other episodes.…But ethernet is simply a way to make a network go.…And unshielded twisted pair is only…one way to make Ethernet go.…So I wanna get something down right now.…I'm gonna be showing you unshielded twisted pair,…it is used on Ethernet networks but it can…be used on all kinds of other stuff too.…So let's just talk about the cabling itself,…good old unshielded twisted pair, better know as UTP.…
Now it all starts off right here.…If you take a look inside this cable you can see…in this particular case I've got four pairs.…Now there's a little string here, see if I can get that.…This string is actually kevlar, same stuff they make…bullet proof vests out of, and it's used so you can pull…500 feet of this through a piece…of pipe and not snap it in half.…So the work is actually done through four pairs,…now unshielded twisted pair doesn't mean four pairs.…
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