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  • Question

  • I have used 2 Optical Fiber Media Converters (OFMC) to improve connectivity between a device that's at 1 extreme of my building and a switch on the other side of the building. Device is patched via UTP cable to MDF where I connect UTP from patch block to 1000Base-Tx port on my OFMC, from which fiber cable goes into fiber patch block to transfer signal to IDF. At IDF, connect fiber from patch block to OFMC and from it I connect UTP cable to switch.

    My issue is that doing this resulted in unsuccessful link between the switch and device. The only way I got it to work was by adding a small Gigabit switch between the UTP patch block and the OFMC at the MDF, and another small Gigabit switch between the OFMC and the switch at the IDF.

    Can anyone shed any light?

    I thank you for your help in advance.

    Monday, April 23, 2012 5:58 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Please contact your vendor or change the Fibre cable else you might want to check what kind of Fibre cables you are using.

    LC channel

    or SC channel ?


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    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Sunday, November 18, 2012 2:59 PM
    Monday, April 23, 2012 7:00 AM
  • you could link Optical Fiber Media Converters (OFMC) like this: http://oem-watch.com/Optical_Fiber_Networks/Optical_fiber_media_converter_work.gif.

    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Sunday, November 18, 2012 2:59 PM
    Saturday, October 20, 2012 5:07 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Please contact your vendor or change the Fibre cable else you might want to check what kind of Fibre cables you are using.

    LC channel

    or SC channel ?


    Guowen Su
    Cisco Certified Network Associate
    Cisco Certified Internetwork professional - MPLS
    Certified Information Systems Security Professional
    Microsoft Partner Network 2011
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator:Security
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7, Configuring
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator
    Certified Ethical Hacker
    Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator
    Certified Sonicwall Security Administrator
    Microsoft Geeks

    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Sunday, November 18, 2012 2:59 PM
    Monday, April 23, 2012 7:00 AM
  • you could link Optical Fiber Media Converters (OFMC) like this: http://oem-watch.com/Optical_Fiber_Networks/Optical_fiber_media_converter_work.gif.

    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Sunday, November 18, 2012 2:59 PM
    Saturday, October 20, 2012 5:07 AM
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