Learn how to set up a LAN (local area network), WAN (wide area network), or wireless area network in this Foundations of Networking class.
- Connecting your network to the other side of the world starts at your LAN. A thoughtfully designed local network can help an organization to share resources and operate more efficiently. Networking is about linking the world, and it starts with the cables that connect it all together. I'm Greg, and I've been building networks worldwide for over 10 years. In this course, I will demonstrate how to terminate coax and keystone wall jacks. Then I'll show you the holy grail of networking, how to create your own Cat 5 patch cables. You'll learn why twisted pair cables have twists to begin with.
I'll cover the newest Wi-Fi standards and discuss how to create a wireless point-to-point link that can span miles. I'll also explore various ways to secure your wireless network and what can happen if you don't. Finally, I'll talk about spanning any distance, be it 100 feet or 100 miles with fiber optic cable. I'm ready to rock, so grab your tool belt, and let's get started with Foundations of Networking: Networking Media LANs.
- Exploring cable types
- Creating coaxial cable
- Terminating Cat 5 cable
- Mitigating EMI
- Setting up wireless LANs
- Comparing Wi-Fi frequencies
- Securing a wireless network
- Using fiber-optic cable in LAN and WAN applications