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Re: Range using single-mode SFPs across multi-mode fiber
From: Keegan Holley <keegan.holley () sungard com>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 22:50:10 -0500

I stand corrected, but I haven't dealt much with 100BASE-FX.  I was just
talking in terms of 1G/10G.


2011/12/14 Mark Foster <blakjak () blakjak net>

 On 15/12/11 16:38, Keegan Holley wrote:

2011/12/14 oliver rothschild <orothschild () gmail com> <orothschild () gmail com>

 Thanks to all who responded to my clumsy first question (both on
matters of etiquette and technology). The group I work with (we are a
small project acting as a last mile provider) was in the midst of
deploying this solution when I posed the question. We put the single
mode Juniper SFPs (LX) on to a run of approximately 1670 meters.


 How did you end up with a MM run this long?  SX optics are only rated at
500 meters at best.  Even with mode conditioning jumpers more the 1km is a
risk.  I'm glad it held up during testing though.  Just out of curiosity
did you purchase dark from a provider?  Is it inside of a building?


Um.. check that.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-mode_optical_fiber

"Typical transmission speed and distance limits are 100 Mbit/s for
distances up to 2 km (100BASE-FX<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100BASE-FX>),
1 Gbit/s to 220–550 m (1000BASE-SX<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1000BASE-SX>),
and 10 Gbit/s to 300 m (10GBASE-SR<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10_Gigabit_Ethernet#10GBASE-SR>
)."

The old OM1 installations I used to work on started out as 10Mbit hubbed
ethernet links and on the odd occasion would run out to close to 2km within
a campus.  They were progressively upgraded with the flow of:

10FX on 3Com Linkbuilder Kit
100FX on 3Com Corebuilder Kit and Allied Telesyn 100FX Media converters
1000SX on a variety of 3Com, Nortel and Cisco kit out to ~220m
1000LX via Mode-Conditioning out to ~900-1000m.

The OM1 only got retired when the distance was >900m or there was budget
to put new fibre on the run, in which case we ran SMF and rigged LX drivers.

Mark.







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