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Wiring Your Network

After determining the size of your network, you must decide on the layout and hardware components needed for installing the network. The example we are using here is a local area network (LAN) situated in a single building. The coverage of larger networks is beyond the scope of this chapter.

Bus Topology

When planning your network, you need to consider what topology, or design, is the most appropriate. The topology is especially important because the largest single cost when installing a new network is the cost of running the cable.


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