Trying to purchase a new switch

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Jun 24th, 2008
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I had two Catalyst 2924-XLs that went down about a week ago due to power problems. I need to purchase two new ones. I cant find any new switches with "SC" fiber connections which is what we have on our fiber cables. Is there a conversion available or are there any current switches that have this connection?

Correct Answer by Collin Clark about 8 years 10 months ago

The new switches have SFP ports, which can take fiber or copper connections.


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/7200/install_and_upgrade/gbic_sfp_modules_install/5067g.html


The fiber SFPs have an LC end, so you will need new fiber patch cords or a pig-tail converter.


Hope that helps

Correct Answer by Edison Ortiz about 8 years 10 months ago

Much easier to replace the fiber cables. If you currently have a SC<->SC cable because of the old patch panel, you can purchase a SC<->LC fiber cable which supports your old patch panel while connecting to the new SFP modules that ships with the 2960 model.


HTH,


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Edison Ortiz Tue, 06/24/2008 - 07:07
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Much easier to replace the fiber cables. If you currently have a SC<->SC cable because of the old patch panel, you can purchase a SC<->LC fiber cable which supports your old patch panel while connecting to the new SFP modules that ships with the 2960 model.


HTH,


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Edison.

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