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CompTIA cable/Medium

CompTIA Cable & Medium Types

CAT3 10Mbps; 100 Meters
CAT4 16Mbps; 100 Meters
CAT5 100Mbps; 100 Meters
CAT5e 1000Mbps (1Gbps); 100 Meters
CAT6 1000Mbps (1Gbps); 100 Meters
USB 2.0 Max 480 Mbps; 5 Feet
USB 3.0 Max 5 Gbps; 3 Meters
STP Shielded Twisted Pair (Protects against EMI)
UTP Unshielded Twisted Pair (Susceptible to EMI)
PoE Power over Ethernet; Provides power to a network device using a twisted pair/Ethernet cable.
F-Type Used with Coaxial Cabling.
RJ45 Used with Category 3+ cabling
RJ11 Used for phone cabling
Plenum-rated cables Fire Retardant cabling, used in walls and ceilings.
Straight-through Cable Connects unlike devices. Example: Router->Hub or Switch->Router
Crossover Cable Connects like devices. Example: Router->Router or Router->PC
802.11a 5GHz; 54Mbps
802.11b 2.4GHz; 11Mbps
802.11g 2.4GHz; 54Mbps
802.11n 5GHz or 2.4GHz; 600 Mbps
Created by: gomike.me