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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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What is sthe difference between acoustic photon and acoustic phonon ? [on hold]

In the book Biomedical Photonics Handbook, 3 Volume Set edited by Tuan Vo-Dinh, it is written : Brillouin Scattering is caused by the interaction of the photon with the acoustic phonon. As the result ...
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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 providor as our primary ISP. We have comcast as our secondary ISP and our Voip providor. We can setup the failover between the two ISPs. We also have 19 voip phones that are on a ...
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GPON Lab setup l

I would like to create a Gpon Lab setup for a CPE I am testing. The CPE is supposed to connect via fiber with GPON OLT I suppose. I considered buying ubiquity Ufiber OLT for that purpose as it seemed ...
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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?

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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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 ...
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Transceiver for MM links up to 2k

I have 2 links of 1.5 mm f.o mm c / u I want to know if a transceiver GLC-GE-100FX would work for me, why and what are its variations.
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Do low temperatures cause problems installing new optical wiring or fixing broken optical cables by splicing?

One of our supplier reported big problems splicing (using this) a broken outdoor optical fiber cable when temperatures around or little bellow freezing point. They refuse to install new optical fiber ...
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Moving an Alcatel I-211M-L using Fiberoptic connection

I have an Alcatal I-211M-L that I'd like to move. Is it possible to buy fiberoptic couplers and cables to extend the range of the fiberoptic cable, or do I need to call Verizon to have them move it? ...
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Is SFP Transceiver on a Cisco switch must be a Cisco?

I just bought a SFP Transceiver (on Amazon) to connect an optical fiber between 2 CISCO switches (2960x). The SFP is detected as "Type : unknow". Do you know if I inevitably must buy a CISCO SFP ...
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Better throughput with 100 Mb NIC setting

Ran across something very odd today. Just had a symmetrical 100 Mb circuit installed at a site I’m contracting at. When the NIC is set for auto negotiate for duplex and speed, we only get ~96 Mb down ...
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25G SFP28 NIC and 25G SFP Adapter

My company recently purchased some Dell R740's with 2 Dual Port 25G SFP28 NIC's (Broadcom 57414) and wants to hook them up to an Arista 25G switch. We have two types of SFP adapters from Arista: SFP-...
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Acceptable Light Loss for SMF

I'm having some trouble finding a definite answer. I use a light loss tester to test our fiber (we dont have an otdr) and am unsure as to the acceptable light loss for 1310 SMF. So far I've figured ...
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1000BASE-LX/LH Receive power level greater than transmit power level

I have a pair of GLC-LH-SMD devices which are 1000BASE-LX/LH In the field they will be a couple of kilometers apart , but whilst I test the setup I only have 5m patch leads. I looked at the specs ...
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Cable for 4Gb Fibre Channel

I have two servers with 4Gb Fibre Channel HBA adapters. Looking for cable for them, I found reasonably priced cables that say they're 10Gb. I know that if this was copper, it would be overkill, but I ...
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How is wavelength assignment in Wavelength Division Muxing Rings determined? [closed]

I have this image that supposedly documents how to handle a 3-node wavelength division muxing ring: I know an n-node ring will need wavelengths (n * (n-1) / 2). But I have no idea how which ...
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Fiber Optic between two residential buildings [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but thanks for your consdieration. Also, I apologize for the speculative nature of the question, I'm looking to extend internet to another building about ...
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Speed benefits when switching from 1Gb copper LAN to Fiber Optic

We are trying calculate how will the network performance improve when we switch from 1Gb copper LAN to Fiber Optic. We have 5-20 people simultaneously working on a Server via the 1Gb LAN. There are ...
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Cisco router compatible with optical fiber [closed]

I have a 887VA Cisco router (just to let you know the kind of router I'm already familiar with, its size and capabilities...). Now, I need another Cisco router (resembling the 887VA) in which I can ...
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Cables on a closed rack

I've just spent the last few days building my first server rack. It will be a significant upgrade to our current mess. I was asked to buy and install one and so I did. I was not completely aware of ...
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Does a 1xN PON fiber splitter always “utilize” all N outputs?

If I'm using a 1x32 PLC fiber splitter, and attenuation is 15.05 dB, will the beam coming in always split 1x32 and each strand will have the same attenuation whether I'm using 1 of the 32 or all of ...
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How data is routed from one landing point to another on submarine cables?

On submarine optical cables with one trunk and several landing points, how does data that leaves one landing point be routed to a desired destination at another landing point? I have many hypotheses: -...
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Are there any advantages in using optic fiber to connect a host computer to an ethernet LAN?

I saw that computer Network Interface Cards (NICs) that use fiber ports (SFP) instead of RJ-45 ports and I wonder if there would be any significant advantage in connecting the computers directly ...
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Why OM2 fiber has more fiber loss than OM1?

Recently, I am doing some research about OM1 and OM2 fiber. According to the provided information, the OM2 fiber has more loss than OM1, but it doesn't point out the specific reason, just 1 sentence. ...
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Reasons not to combine daisy chaining with path redundancy

Is there any specific (maybe obvious) reason why path redundancy and daisy chaining is not combined? Cisco does show some network topologies HERE, but the combination of path redundancy and daisy ...
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Know the fibre model with an SFP with diagnostic

We're using our fibre links with 1G. We would like to move to 10G with this fiber but we have to know if it can support it. It has been installed 10 years ago and we can't find the model. Is there ...
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10baseT and 10baseFX difference

What is the difference between 10baseT and 10baseFx are those types of cables or the boxes that are used to plug the cables?
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How to DIY terminate Multimode Fiber? [closed]

I wired my house using a Honeywell Genesis series multimedia cable (part no. 5956) Among four other cables, it also has (2) 62.5um multimode fibers bundled together in a cable. (Those two 62.5/125 MMF ...
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Aerial fiber to replace underground fiber optic cable

I have aerial fiber optic cable only. Can I use this cable underground because I have excess aerial cable but I have no underground cable? In short, is aerial fiber optic cable insulated enough to be ...
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How do broadband optical transmitters work?

So I'm a hardware engineer learning about networks, and one interesting subject that my book glassed over was how hybrid fiber-coax networks work. One thing that was throwing me off was that the ...
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what type of fiber SFP for cisco 6500 Gbic module

I have an old 6500 with 6516a GBIC module (picture) and im planning to do some testing with it. I've already looked over Cisco's product page, and im still having a hard time identifying what SFP ...
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Correct way to set up network with multiple routers/access points over fibre/ethernet

Heading Below is a network map for a network. Router 192.168.0.1 has DHCP enabled. Routers 0.2, 0.3, and 0.4 are connected via their LAN ports to router 0.1 by ethernet cable, and have DHCP disabled ...
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Data field and Payload Field in Fibre channel frame header

I came across this image of a FC frame header. I see that there are two fields, a 2112 byte data field and a 2048 byte payload field. I tried to read about how to distinguish among the two, but ended ...
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how to build a long distance wired network [closed]

My shop is 500 meters far from the outer gate, on a steep hill, and there is no straight path or line of sight between the 2 points. How would be the best way to extend the internet connection from ...
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sh int transceiver Explanations

When looking at the output of show interfaces transceiver on a Cat 4500X you notice that there is a Tx and a Rx power measurement. My questions about this output are: Why is each transceiver ...
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Building too large for ethernet runs

I'm pretty new to network design. I know enough to wire small buildings and such, but I'm puzzled as to how work this one out. A building I'm working on is an odd shape, and very large. ...
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raisecom olt (ISCOM5508) default gateway

how can i config the default gateway and the mgmt ip address in this raisecom equipment? Product Name : ISCOM5508 Product Version : P300R003C000T000 ROAP Version : 1.3 System MAC Address:...