Good (cheap) 2000Mb/s solution?

Stephen J. Wilcox steve at telecomplete.co.uk
Wed May 7 10:14:32 UTC 2003


On Tue, 6 May 2003, Simon Lockhart wrote:

> 
> On Tue May 06, 2003 at 04:56:35PM -0400, Deepak Jain wrote:
> > I need a good, cheap (its temporary) solution to run 2000mb/s over a single
> > pair of multimode fiber (SX handoffs). I'd ideally like to put in two GEs,
> > and get two out. I could use 10G gear, or OC48 gear, but I was hoping for
> > something less pricey since this only has two run about 200ft between two
> > buildings.
> > 
> > Any suggestions? I will be glad to summarize for anyone who wants it.
> 
> I've heard of people who use a pair of SX gbics (1310nm), and a pair of LX
> gbics (1550nm), and a cheap WDM splitter to get two GigE's down one pair
> of fiber.

This would be my suggestion too but you dont need any WDM kit as you already are
using different wavelengths, its possible to buy whats essentially a 3 way fibre
connector and just connect both cards in and your fibre out. I believe these
splitters are about $150.

Steve




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