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sfp and fiber optic cabling

Hi,

I would like to ask if i can use our existing fiber optic cabling after i purchased a cisco 2960 with 4 sfp uplinks also, i purchased sfp modules for each switch. Does it mean that i only need to purhcase a converter from ST for SFP?

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Re: sfp and fiber optic cabling

If the fiber type is compatible with your transmission type (single mode versus multi-mode) then all you need is to correct the physical connection.

You can change the connectors (or, more likely have them re-terminated by a pro ... it can be tricky) or use a jumper with the compatible connectors on each end (like SC-to-ST, SC-to-LC, whatever).

It's usually bad practice to use multi-mode fiber in a single mode application or vice-versa.

For multi-mode applications, you may get difference performance for the different flavors; 50/125 MMF tends to get longer distance than 62.5/125 for GigE.

Good Luck

Scott

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