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fiber optic installation

I have to hook up building A(offsite)to buiding B(onsite 2.4 mi)using singlemode 1550.And then from building B to building C.(approx 1/8th mi).converting to multimode.I guess my question is would I need a switch in building C to support multi platforms?Also would I use a media converter in building B that is going to link up to building C?

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Re: fiber optic installation

You would just need a singlemode device to drive out of Bldg A (offsite). Then a singlemode and a multimode port at Building B, one to drive the inbound SM from Bldg A, and one to drive the MM outbound to Bldg C. At Bldg C, you'll just need a multimode port.

I stay away from media converters, or anything else that's not SNMP manageable, wherever possible. First, it's a point of failure you can't see easily, next it's just sloppy networking, unless you are backed into a corner. You should have no trouble finding a 100BaseFX or Gigabit Ethernet piece of equipment that can be outfitted with the necessary ports. Max number of devices: 3, one for each building.

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