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The anatomy of CAT5 cable

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Executive Summary

Category 5/5e cable is the most common cabling system for networks today. This quick-reference chart provides essential information for those who work with CAT5 and CAT5e cable. It reveals the cable's internal components, outlines the difference between UTP and STP cable, and explains why the cable's individual wires are twisted. The chart also provides two wiring diagrams; one for an ordinary T568B patch cable and the other for a T568B crossover cable.Running network cable in old or large buildings can be a real challenge. Do you have a handy tip for quickly running cable? Join this ongoing discussion and share your experience.

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