The IEEE has developed a set of standards for the operation of a 100 Mbps Ethernet Network. The three additions to the 802.3 document are 100BASE-TX, 100BASE-FX, AND 100BASE-T4. 100BASE-TX is designed to operate over two pairs of category 5 UTP cabling. 100BASE-FX is designed to operate over two optical fibers, and 100BASE-T4 is designed to operate over four pairs of category 3 or 5, UTP, ScTP or STP cabling.
The network consists of a central hub that is connected in a star-wired configuration to individual workstations containing a network interface card. The IEEE 802.3 100BASE-T standard recommends the use of category 5 UTP cabling for network implementation. Category 5 structured cabling that is compliant with the TIA/EIA 568-A standard will fully support a 100BASE-T network.
|(A) Patch Cord||MC6-8-T-10-02||MC5-8-T-10-02|
|(B) Patch Panel||HD6-24||HD5-24|
|(C) Work Area Outlet Assembly||MX-FP-S-02-02 & MX6-02||MX-FP-S-02-02 & MX5-02|
|(D) Patch Cord||MC6-8-T-10-02||MC5-8-T-10-02|
|(1) 100BASE-T Hub||Customer Supplied Item|
|(2) 4-Pair Horizontal Cabling||Category 6 cable||Category 5e cable|
|(3) Work Area Equipment||Customer Supplied Item|