Wiring (Low Voltage)
Networking cables can be used for many different purposes, but their main goal is to transfer data and to link a computer or any other device to the Internet. Together with such hardware as networking routers, hubs, and switches, the networking low voltage wiring can be also used to create a private network at home or office. Basically, there are four main types of the networking cabling. These types are known as fiber optic cables, coaxial cables, unshielded twisted pair cables, and shielded twisted pair cables. You can use either one type or multiple types of the cables to interconnect your computers and connect them to the Internet.
Even if you want to create a wireless network at home, you still need the networking cables for it. Although you do not need to pull the cables from one computer to another, you still need at least one cable to create an access point. And in case you want to create a wired network, you will surely need more than one cable. The shielded and unshielded twisted pair cables are usually used to create the Ethernet networks. For all other purposes, you can use fiber optic cables or coaxial cables.
To choose a cabling solution for your private network, you need to consider a number of things. First of all, you need to choose a type of wiring and a cabling manufacturer. You also need to make a decision on the data jacks, racks, patch panels, faceplates, wire managers, and so on. Please note that in order to create a private network, you will need to install the wiring system. It can be a good idea to install it as early as possible, because often enough the manufacturers and service providers do all installation works little by little, and not at once. This is especially so if there is no Internet connection in your area. You need to find a good location for all the racks and other network equipment. In some cases, you will be asked to allocate an MDF data room in your home or office for such purposes. The room must be spacious enough to install all the network equipment in it.