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Running Head: THE BENEFITS OF TWISTED PAIR CABLE 1

The Benefits of Twisted Pair Cable
Michael Modesti
Instructor: Professor Lisa
CIS 175
April 28th, 2012
Strayer University

THE BENEFITS OF TWISTED PAIR CABLE 2 Abstract
This paper discusses the computing environment of NCF (Networking Consulting Firm). The firm has 20 Windows peer-to-peer client computers, and all connected via coax cabling. The president of the firm indicated that the company will doubled in size within the next two years. Therefore, changes of the computer networks as well as its cabling may be necessary to improve data transmissions, to enhance employees’ performance, as well as to keep the company on the budget. Three different kinds of cables that are discussed are: coax, twisted pairs and fiber optic. Based on the research, twisted pair cable may be the most suitable cables for NCF, because it cost less than the coax and fiber optic, uses less material and color coded so it’s easier to install. Data transfer speed is another advantage with twisted pair cable.

Keywords: computer network, coax cable, twisted pair, fiber optic

THE BENEFITS OF TWISTED PAIR CABLE 3 The Benefits of Twisted Pair Cable
Networking Consulting Firm (NCF) has 20 Windows peer-to-peer client computers all connected via coax cabling. The company plans to double in size over the next two years. In order to compete with other competitive firms and to improve employees’ job performances, changes of the computing environment may be necessary. Researches of different kinds of cabling structures and its costs are the most important factors to discuss in this firm in order to move forward.

Currently, NCF is using the peer to peer network, which is the simplest form of network. It’s a perfect network for a firm with 20 computers, because it’s simple to configure and less expensive than other type of networks. Since...
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