UTP Cable











RE: UTP Cable

Although the length of a single segment of UTP cable should not exceed 295 feet or used in the environment of high electrical or radio interference as this might lead to loss of data, the cables are unshielded. This makes them insecure and not safe for use in a network connection between buildings. It is, however, important to note that the cables are cheap, easy to install, expand and troubleshoot within an organizations working system. Further the unshielded twisted pair cables (UTP) are not only used for the local area networking but also for the traditional phone connection. The cable offers a faster and a more reliable network connection. This is because they are flexible and easy to work with (Firewall.cx, 2000). Similarly, using the unshielded twisted pair cable (UTP) makes it easy to add more users to the networking environment.

Although the quality of the unshielded twisted pair cable (UTP) may vary from a telephone-grade wire to an extremely high-speed cable. That is, the cable is made up of four pairs of wires inside the jacket that are twisted with different numbers of twists to help limit various interferences from various electronic devices or adjacent cable pairs. It also helps in enhancing the communication system within the organization. It is, therefore, important to understand that twisting the UTP cables helps in improving the network signal and connectivity of the organizations network. This is because they are divided into five main categories; the telephone wire (voice only), the local talk (4 Mbps), Ethernet (10 Mbps), the 16 Mbps token ring (20 Mbps) and Fast Ethernet (100 Mbps) (Opposingviews.com, 2007). It is because of this that I agree that the twisted connection of the UTP cable wired in the diagram will work


Opposingviews.com. (2007) The Characteristics of a UTP Cable; Retrieved on 13/09/2015 from http://science.opposingviews.com/characteristics-utp-cable-17742.html


Firewall.cx. (2000). UNSHIELDED TWISTED PAIR (UTP) CAT 1 TO CAT5, 5E & 6; Retrieved on 13/09/2015 from http://www.firewall.cx/networking-topics/cabling-utp-fibre/112-network-cabling-utp.html