DO YOU REALLY KNOW YOUR UTP CABLE CONFIGURATION?

EIA/TIA wiring standards were first published in 1991 and have been evolving ever since.  The EIA/TIA-568 standard defines the specification of the cable to be used as well as some installation rules.  The latest version of the EIA/TIA standard is 568B, which contains some minor enhancements to the original 1991 standard.  The most popular is Category 5, the highest-quality UTP cable.  It is tested at 100 MHz, allowing it to run high-speed protocols such as 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet and FDDI.  Category 5 cable also uses either 22 or 24 AWG unshielded twisted pair wire with impedance of 100 ohms.

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