Link switches with fiber.

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Apr 27th, 2010

I have two cisco switches with 2 GBIC ports each. I want to link them with fiber.

I have two ws-g5484 that was gave to me. What else do I need to link these switches?

Do I need media converters and if so how many.

Thank You

Bo Hunter

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spremkumar Tue, 04/27/2010 - 06:38

hi Bo Hunter

Whats the switch model you are having over there?

You need SC / SC type connectors on both the side to connect the GBICs once you install them in the switch.


Tom Randstrom Tue, 04/27/2010 - 08:06

Media converters are necessary only when your switch does not have the correct fiber interface available.

Make sure the GBIC you have is compatible with your switch using the link below.

GE GBIC Compatibility Matrix


Also, make sure your fiber is multimode (MMF) and that the link length meets the specs outlined in the data sheet, based on the fiber type:

GE GBIC Data Sheet

Let us know if you have additional questions.



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