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Chapter 4. Building the Network Infrastr... > Choosing a Network Connectivity Stra...

Choosing a Network Connectivity Strategy

Now that we have taken a look at the commonly used LAN network architectures, let’s concentrate on the different connectivity strategies that can be used to link your computers and other devices together. As you can see from our discussion of the various network architectures, the standard connectivity medium is some sort of cabling. The most popular cabling type is still copper wire. However, other technologies that make use of wireless technologies and wiring systems that are already in place (such as the telephone or electrical wiring system in a building) are also available and are becoming increasingly popular.

Let’s take a look at some of the standards for network cables. Then we can look at some of the other connectivity strategies and how they are being used in different LAN settings.


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