Installing a Physical Network Course

52 minutes


Wired Connection Scenarios

Video - 00:10:00

Wired connections can have issues that lead to slow or poor performance and Mike talks through some common areas to consider.
Using a Toner and Probe

Video - 00:03:00

Mike demonstrates using a tone generator and tone probe to locate cables and connectors.
Troubleshooting Structured Cabling, Part 2

Video - 00:04:00

Joe continues his discussion of structured cabling by examining how to use voltage monitors, environmental/temperature monitors, and TDRs to troubleshoot a cabling installation.
Troubleshooting Structured Cabling, Part 1

Video - 00:04:00

In this episode, Joe shows how to test for problems with structured cabling and explains what types of problems to look out for.
Testing Cable

Video - 00:09:00

In this episode, Mike explores cable testing, covering wiremaps, continuity, and TDRs.
Alternative Distribution Panels

Video - 00:04:00

Mike hangs out in the equipment room to show the distribution panels.
Equipment Room

Video - 00:07:00

Make takes you on a tour of a typical SOHO infrastructure, from the equipment room to the demarc and back again.
Terminating Structured Cabling

Video - 00:08:00

In this episode, Mike explores punchdown blocks, one of the key elements in structured cabling.
Introduction to Structured Cabling

Video - 00:04:00

In this episode, Mike examines the basic component of structured cabling, such as an equipment room, horizontal runs, and the work area.

Meet the author

Mike Meyers

Mike Meyers, affectionately called the "Alpha Geek," is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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