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CCNA: Network Media Types

Chapter Description

Familiarize yourself with some friendly network cables and take a closer look at common types of network media, including twisted-pair cable, coaxial cable, fiber-optic cable, and wireless.

Review Exercises

  1. What is the maximum cable length for STP?
    1. 100 feet
    2. 150 feet
    3. 100 meters
    4. 1000 meters

  2. Which connector does UTP use?
    1. STP
    2. BNC
    3. RJ-45
    4. RJ-69

  3. What is an advantage that coaxial cable has over STP or UTP?
    1. It is capable of achieving 10 Mbps to 100 Mbps.
    2. It is inexpensive.
    3. It can run for a longer distance unboosted.
    4. None of the above.

  4. A ______ fiber-optic cable transmits multiple streams of LED-generated light.
    1. multimode
    2. multichannel
    3. multiphase
    4. None of the above

  5. Wireless communication uses which of the following to transmit data between devices on a LAN?
    1. Radio frequencies
    2. LED-generated light
    3. Fiber optics
    4. None of the above

  6. What is one advantage of using fiber-optic cable in networks?
    1. It is inexpensive.
    2. It is easy to install.
    3. It is an industry standard and is available at any electronics store.
    4. It is capable of higher data rates than either coaxial or twisted-pair cable.