Which of these examples would be the best use for a STP cable?
A) You need to extend a network connection to a site 2 kilometers away
B) You need to support multiple operating systems on single network connection
C) You need to install a network drop on an industrial manufacturing floor
D) You need to connect two workstations directly together
E) Your engine is running a bit rough
The answer: C) You need to install a network drop on an industrial manufacturing floor
A shielded twisted pair cable has all of the characteristics of an unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable, with the added feature of a metal shield around the wires to help resist electrical interference. Manufacturing floors are notorious for electrical interference, making STP cable a necessity.
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