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 Question by rob pratt posted 06 Jan 2004
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hi, i am doing a course in networking, and you need to design the cabling, i am going to using 4 rooms with average of 16 workstation in them, which cabling would you use to connected them together, by using a switch
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 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 06 Jan 2004
Dear Rob,

That would normally be CAT5E cabling with (2) 48-port patch panels in a small cabinet in one of the rooms. The type of cable jacket (plenum or PVC) would depend on how the cable is distributed between the rooms: if it uses the space above the drop ceiling or below rised floor, then plenum. PVC if in enclosed pathways such as raceways.

Size your switch accordingly to the number of users and don't forget to bring power outlets for the UPS.

Sincerely,
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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