fiberoptic --> cat5

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Bryce, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. Bryce

    Bryce Guest

    Where can I go to find info on some type of unit that I can plug in fiber
    optic and plug out cat5 and vice versa. I've gotta do it on two ends of a
    fiberoptic run. Kinda like a medi converter or something.

    The end of each run looks like this:

    All ready to do.


    Bryce, Feb 14, 2005
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  2. Bryce

    Bryce Guest


    Are these as simple as just plugging fiber optic in one side and a cat5 out
    the other to a switch?

    Bryce, Feb 14, 2005
  3. Yessir! Well they do need power too :)
, Feb 15, 2005
  4. Bryce

    Bryce Guest

    Turns out there is single-mode, mulit-mode, ST, SC, 62.5/125 ┬Ám ,etc.

    I've gotta figure some other things out here too it seems.

    It will be fun though. I've got 12 out of the strand multi-mode and 12
    single-mode. I think I'm going with single-mode and letting the others hang.
    Bryce, Feb 16, 2005
  5. Most commercial switches, even the cheap HP2512's have sockets for fiber
    modules. You just ad the module and can then connect both the fiber and the
    CAT5 into the same switch.
    Phillip Windell, Feb 16, 2005
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