Create a short essay (1 to 3 pages) that compares the characteristics of straight Category 5 cable with a crossover Category 5 cable. Identify the where and why you would use a crossover cable as opposed to a straight cable. Cite example scenarios that support the use of a crossover cable and a straight cable. As you assess the two cable types, differentiate the pinouts of each cable type, and analyze the differences between these cable types. Discuss why the pinouts are different in a crossover cable from the pinouts of a straight cable. Conduct some research into the use of channels in the wireless specifications for the 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n standards. Analyze and discuss the issue of overlap between the channels in the 2.4 GHz radio frequency range. Discuss why it is that there may be only three channels in use within a single wireless area. Discuss what you might do to assign specific channels to selected wireless access points to reduce collisions in a wireless network. Include your references at the end of your essay.

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