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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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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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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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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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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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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Correct way to set up network with multiple routers/access points over fiber/ethernet [closed]

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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Extending LTE internet from remote location to building on same property

This question may be a bit off-topic for this forum, but I am hoping there are enough experts to take a stab at it anyway. My office is in a rural-ish location - I can only get DSL at 3 Mbps from ...
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5GbE over fiber optic cable with SFP+ [closed]

I have to build a 5GbE link with a SFP+. Can i use the one that is rated for 8Gbps? And what kind of NIC should I use on host PC?
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Packetloss on fiber connection [closed]

I have the following setup: Dell R720 Server with Esxi 6.5 running on it. On this esx, there is a pfsense-vm. The first network-adapter of this host is connected to fibre-internet with a media ...
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when should I use optical amplifier in fiber networks ? at which distance?

I am doing a presenatition on optical amplifier, and that would be later for work, how or when should I decide to use the amplifier ,around which distances could be used ? if this question doesn't ...
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Mix SM core diameters

I have incoming internet from my ISP in a SM 10/125 fiber with SC contacts. In my building there is SM 9/125 cabling with LC contacts. Can I use an SC to LC adapter directly or do I need to pass a ...
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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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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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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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Connection from a BIDI to a uni SFP

I have to set up a connection from a BIDI SFP to a unidirectional SFP. Any idea how this i even possible? is there an intermediary device that can aggregate the Tx and Rx of one fibre and output only ...
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Underground fiber installation terminologies

I am analyzing some documents from the city containing comments about underground network equipment installation. One of the comments that appear a lot is "MH ACCESS - ROD ROPE AND PLACE IPP"...
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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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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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ASR1006 Link Down Due to Remote Fault

We have 10G fiber running since 1 year but today I have migrate that same link to ASR1006 and I am seeing following error, what could be the problem? Oct 7 17:29:48.211: %IOSXE_SPA-6-UPDOWN: ...
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SFP not working on new switch

Switch: Cisco 2960G 24x 1G ports and 4x 10G SFP SFP fiber module: 10Gtek AXS13-192-10 NIC: Solarflare SFN7122F I got a new to me switch, after resetting to factory defaults I got it all configured for ...
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Is this how ATM and SONET work?

This is how I visualize how SONET carry ATM, and how ATM carry IP: Is my visualization correct?

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