Questions tagged [fiber]

Fiber optic data transmission, cabling, connectors, interfaces. Questions should have this tag if they directly involve fiber optic transmission of data, fiber optic cabling and/or connectors, or interface devices directly attached to fiber optic cable.

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How submarine cable ships deal with plate tectonic motions? [closed]

I suppose submarine cables are not so stretched? Do they bury cables in the middle of ocean? Similar question: how could cables be brought to the surface for repair, when they are too stretched?
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CRC errors in DC, ruled out L1 issues

I have a very strange problem with links in one datacenter and I'm looking for some other solutions I haven't looked for yet. We have a network based on Cisco Nexus 3K and most of the core links ...
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Fiber optics connection Duplex vs Simplex [duplicate]

Connecting Fiber optics to Ethernet requires an Media converters However, What i understood is Simplex fiber connection (only one single strand) is for one direction data transfer vs Duplex (dual ...
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Fiber connection and Media converter

I am connecting 2 Ethernet Routers using Single mode fiber cable and Fiber/Ethernet Media converters Should i use 1 cord fiber or Duplex Patch Cord between the media converters ? whats the different ?...
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Fiber between two sites - no signal lights

We need to have fiber connection between two sites (distance less than 300 meters from each other). Currently there is multi-mode fiber connected to old switches working nicely. Now we are updating ...
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Copper or Glass for Low Latency?

I'd like to preface the main content of this post with the following: I understand this question may be equally suited to the Physics Stack Exchange, and so I have posted on there as well, but maybe a ...
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NSA 2650 - traffic capped

I have an NSA 2650, firmware v 6.5.4.5-53n. Running only a few of the security services including content filter, gateway AV, IP, RBL filter, GEO-IP, and botnet filter (no DPI-SSL!). I'm trying to ...
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How can a server from US connect to a tier 1 ISP?

According to this graph : here is a full size version The facebook AS32934 server in the US is direcly connected to DE-CIX in germany. How can that be possible ? Is there fibers over the ocean ?
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Fiber dBm transceiver power level at warning

We have cisco nexus 9000 and one of 40G interface showing port transceiver power level at warning when i check on command line i found following. Question: what is the normal power level for ...
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Questions regarding incoming packets at optical splitter from optical line terminator (OLT)

I am currently studying the textbook Computer Networking -- A Top-Down Approach (7th Edition) by Kurose and Ross. In a chapter on Home Access: DSL, Cable, FTTH, Dial-Up, and Satellite, the authors say ...
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SFP-10G-LRM compatible with Single Mode Fiber?

I just started working with new company and found they are using SFP-10G-LRM with single mode fiber. How could this be? I thought since the SFP-10G-LRM is Multimode, it can't work with single mode ...
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does fiber optic transmit data as fast as light?

I dont know where to ask this question. So i think its best suited for networking community. As fiber optic transmit data using light. So we are getting/sending data at the speed of light ?? I did ...
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Does a SFP port indicator goes on when receiving or transmitting or both

My questions are on the bottom, feel free to skip my debugging story if you're in a hurry. Story I started to check a network spanning tree status. All switches are connected on fiber, through SFP ...
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understanding fiber optics layers architecture

I'm studying the history and technical details about fiber optics and I'm having trouble understanding which are the different layers that exist and have been used over fiber optics. For example, I ...
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SFP LC to LC path code recommendation [closed]

I need to connect to Ubiquiti (router > Switch) using SFP. I believe I need a Ubiquiti Networks UF-SM-1G-S transmitter (BiDi). the cable will be around 40M long and crossing the house, underneath ...
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new SFP network for newbies

I never really sealed with SFP before but I want to created a new fibre network. Can SFP just be plug & play like ethernet or do you need a lot of knowledge ? I assume it's carry the normal IP/...
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Is PPP a useful choice for fiber connections?

I was recently thinking about how I would go about connecting two separate buildings using optical fiber cables. This is mostly for understanding how this would be done to further my mental horizon, ...
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Will OM4 Fiber Work with my 1GbE Fiber Transceiver?

What is the fastest cabling that can be used to connect the transceiver that Meraki calls the 1GbE SFP SX Fiber Transceiver? Source: meraki.cisco.com/products/switches/accessories I'm trying to ...
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difference between LC/PC and LC/APC couplers?

i have to connect two LC/APC male connector plugs. Currently i only have blue LC-LC couplers on stock. Due to analogue RF-Overlay signals that are transmitted via this link, the quality of the ...
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How to use an optical tap? Which fiber should I use?

We have an optical tap (https://www.fs.com/products/73675.html) that provides an LC connector providing two TX instead of RX/TX. As you can see, there is a conflict. What I think I need: A splitter ...
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SFP modules and LC-to-LC patch panels?

Simply put, we are joining two sites that are 200m apart using 8 core OM4 Multimode fibre cable. Am I correct in understanding that lc patch panels on either end of the fibre cable are ok and that ...
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Internet Entry Point

I am learning netwroking and would like to ask about how exactly we (as a casual user) get connected to internet and how a datacenter would do the same thing. i bet they dont use a regular modem which ...
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Fiber to copper conversion, what are the odds?

My ISP says they bring optical fiber to their junction box outside and they bring the copper cable inside from the junction box. And they're promising a symmetrical bandwidth with a speed upto 50MBps. ...
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Appropriate certificate to ask for a fibre installation (ANSI/TIA-568.3-D?)

I am getting a subcontracting company to provide terminated fibre connections between two points, and I want to say what they are expected to do and what certificate they are expected to supply. This ...
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Do I need to protect SFP ports and optics from dust/contaminants? If so, how?

I have a used switch with some SFP ports and some SFP modules installed, which I don't use. All new switches come with little rubbery bungs that block up unused SFP ports, but since this old procurve ...
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Purpose of fibre optic splitters?

What is the purpose of a fibre optic splitter? One easily finds purely optical devices which split a given fibre like this: X | +-+++-+ | | | | A B C D number of outputs from 2 ...
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What do the positive and negative (+/-) transmit and receive pins mean on Ethernet cables?

So I'm trying to understand the pin layout of an Ethernet port, specifically for 8P8C which to my understanding is the most common. Of the eight pins, only four are apparently used for communication, ...
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One Fiber Optic Line 24 Cores for Multiple Services Transmission

Hello we have a construction project for building a compound of 50+ villas. The aim is build and connect the villas all together transmitting all services through the fiber optic. The services ...
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Confused about single strand Fiber media converter or duplex media converter?

As per Title you may understand my question. I have read many articles about WDM technology as well as Tx/Rx on separate optical fiber. Here my question is which is better in real environment? Any ...
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Noticeable limitations or penalties from using inline fiber couplers

Is there any noticeable limitations or penalties from using inline fiber couplers, such as those in a patch panel to join multiple fiber runs together? Currently I have switches joined together ...
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Is a fiber optic connection considered a “wired” connection?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.3 As Wikipedia says, 802.3 is for ..."wired Ethernet". How can I name copper and fiber networks in one word to describe 802.3 standard and to distinguish from ...
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Fiber Optic Question about Single Mode cable with SC connection on SFPs

I have two places to connect. Let's call it, place A and place B. On place A there is a Fortigate100D which has this kind of port; On place B there is a Cisco SF200-48 10/100 Smart Switch; I have ...
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Optical fibers out of service

We just got multiple new optical fibers out of service on our infrastructure, does a bad equipment or a too high signal could break an optical fiber silica or could cause any others issues ?
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Can large ISPs really offer 1Gb “dedicated” service to every home and business?

Hopefully this is on topic for this site. While researching synchronous carrier service, so called EDIA or Ethernet Dedicated Internet Access, to a rural location in New Hampshire, USA, I came across ...
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ISP Failover On A Converged Network

We have our fiber provider as our primary ISP. We have Comcast as our secondary ISP and our VoIP provider. We can setup the failover between the two ISPs. We also have 19 VoIP phones that are on a ...
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How to use“ Multimode SFP GLC SX MMD” in Cisco Catalyst 2960 S connected LAN and single mode OFC network

We have single mode OFC network and CAT 6 CAT5 LAN with ethernet and gigabit Ethernet switches and ordered for "GE SFP, LC CONNECTOR LX/LH TRANSCEIVER FOR SINGLE MODE FIBER OF CISCO CATALYST 2960 S" ...
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Sharing GPON infrastructure between multiple service providers

Real life problem. A city's planning to install a GPON FTTH network. The city's only proposing to install the fiber, so the OLTs and ONTs will be owned by the service provider. The city would also ...
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Why is there a separate set of 10 Gigabit fiber-optic transmission standards for WANs/SONET?

So, I'm reviewing the different IEEE transmission standards for an exam, and I've noticed that for the 10GBASE-X standards, there's two different sets of fiber-optic standards, 10GBASE-xW and 10GBASE-...
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Will this SFP Transceiver run over OM1?

I'm fairly new to fiber cabling. I have an OM1 cable (running 750 metres) already installed on a site that currently works fine on an old system that is being upgraded. I'm trying to find out if these ...
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Will Mode Conditioning Patch Cables help with this issue?

I have been having problems with a link flapping only when working with the AXM763 Module, but when I change 1G module it works without problems. Also there other 2 links with the same configuration ...
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Can Ethernet use fiber optic cables?

I am new to networking, know about Ethernet and that Ethernet cables exist to make a wired networks. I also know about fiber optic cables which have a glass like material inside and transmit light ...
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What type of connector is this [closed]

I visit a flat and found this type of connector, the place, in theory, is capable of having fiber optic up to 1GB, I was expecting an OTN socket something like this: Instead, I found this:
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What is the maximum distance that a cable/fiber optic internet connection can operate without the internet quality degrading? [closed]

I hope that this is not an ignorant or misinformed question, I am new and I'm trying to learn more about internet provision. I have read that DSL has a maximum distance of 18,000ft (or 5.5 Km) before ...
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HP ProCurve 2524 - CLI Command to find Fiber Transceiver's Serial Number

Is there any cli command allowing to check the serial numbers of the inserted mini-GBIC modules on a HP J4813A ProCurve Switch 2524? The show interfaces transceiver [PORT-NUMBER] command which works ...
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Fiber signal loss - works on Cisco 4510 but not Catalyst 9300? [closed]

We are performing major switch upgrades and moving from a collapsed core design to a proper Core, Distribution, Access design. We have a very odd problem where our fiber connections going from the ...
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Fibre connection working in TX mode only?

I have this wierd problem: I need to connect two sites linked with a 4-couple multimode cable. At both end I installed HP Aruba 2530-8 switches with J4858D GBIC adapters. The situation I'm now ...
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How southern cross cable can transmit IP/ Ethernet signals keeping in mind the physical limitation of Ethernet cables?

The Optical fibre can transmit/receive any ethernet frames or packets faithfully for 5kms. However, the cables laid in the southern cross i.e. under the sea beds must be several miles long. The ...
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Can an Ethernet port with an SFP handle a PPP/fiber line?

AT&T put in a 150 Mbps fiber line at our business (not my home). They claim it uses the PPP protocol (I am told this is non-Ethernet), but is terminated in multi-mode fiber using 1000BASE SX (an ...
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Fiber optic cable juniper ex4500

Noob 10G question. I have a juniper ex4500 10G switch and Qlogic 3242 10G card. I use twinax cables for servers within the rack and they work just fine. But, now we added a new office which has 2 ...
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SC to LC converter - performance penalty?

I'm maintaining a cross connect and using a SC to LC adapter to patch the LC into my equipment. Was wondering if anyone has a clue on what's the penalty of using the converter in oppose to installing ...