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Building Fiber Optic Network

By srinivas.maharaj ·
Hi,

We require 3 separate buildings to be connected to our server room. We are running Cat5e cables inside the building and fiber on the outside to connect between the buildings.

From building 1 - building 2, i lay fiber and then inside building 2, i want to lay cat5e. My question is, how do i connect the fiber to the cat5e cable, do i need a fiber switch at all fiber termination points? or is there any other option.

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Srinivas Maharaj

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Re: Fibre

by TheBOFH In reply to Building Fiber Optic Netw ...

Ok 1st always use 4 core heavy duty outdoor cable even if you are running your fibre network indoors it has a tendancy of lasting longer will not break if stepped on.
There are 2 options you use can fibre convertor or if your switch has a SFP module use that. I run 2960 series Cisco and they use GBIC. Also always maintain a triangle network configuration for redundancy.

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