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Cabling and Wiring (Layer 1)

This section describes Layer 1 (physical) connections and pinouts.

Cabling Pin-outs and descriptions. Includes RS232 (and the rest of the RS-XXX alaphabet soup), V.24, V.35, V.10, V.11. Connectors e.g. DB25, DB9, RJ45. LAN Wiring (crossed, uncrossed, 10BaseT, 100baseT). RJxx and Telephone wiring. FAQ on terminology. Electrical information for RS (EIA/TIA) standards and a Serial Interface Primer.
RS-232 Wiring RS232, T1 and V.35 pinouts.
LAN Wiring LAN 10, 100 and Gigabit LAN wiring.
PC Pin-outs and descriptions. Includes DIN and Mini-DIN, Monitors (VGA, EGA, CGA, DVI, DisplayPort), USB and MiniUSB, Firewire (IEEE 1394a/b), Printer port and centronics connectors. We've just started a section on PC connections and speeds.
GSTN Global Switched Telephone Network (wow!) which is also called, more modestly, the PSTN. Pin-outs and descriptions. Includes ISDN, E1 and T1. SS7 and SIGTRAN protcols and Tx, DSx, Ex and OCx data rates.


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