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When performing a cable installation you should first consider a couple of things. Some of those things to consider in my opinion would have to be using a proper design, the use of quality goods, and last but not least practicing good workmanship. Each of these aspects can drastically affect the performance of the network. A proper cabling system design is extremely important to a well-functioning cabling infrastructure. Along with any other major project the key to a successful cable installation is planning. A proper cabling system design is nothing more than a plan for installing the cables and to which devices they will be associated with. Another aspect of a successful cabling installation is the use of quality goods. The quality of the goods used when performing a install will directly affect the transmission efficiency of the network. The old saying “You get what you pay for” really applies to this situation, so don’t be afraid to spend a little more money for quality products. Workmanship is the key to success when talking about properly installing cabling. Poor workmanship during an install can cause data-transmission problems and can lower the networks effective throughput. Rushing a cabling installation for the sake of a deadline will most of the time result in having to re-do it because of excessive twisting and untwisting of cables. Aside from workmanship, proper cabling, and quality goods there are three factors to take into consideration when performing a cabling installation. Those three areas for consideration are: Physical protection, Electrical protection, and Fire protection. These three categories of importance all fall under Cabling Management. Physical protection is important because some cables can be very fragile. When performing a cabling installation cables need to be protected. Conduits, Cable trays, Standoffs, and D-rings are a…...

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