Suggestion on Fiber tester

Niels Bakker niels=nanog at
Thu Sep 26 15:43:01 UTC 2013

* blake.mailinglist at (Blake Pfankuch - Mailing List) [Thu 26 Sep 2013, 05:28 CEST]:
>To follow up, all of this fiber is mm and all light is sx to sfp.  
>Currently all 1gbit, but it will be repulled as 10gbit capable 
>soon... I guess I'm going to have to be a little less cheap and 
>shoot for something under $1000.

I'm not aware of testers in your price range that will tell you "This 
fiber will/will not work for 10GbE" but can second the recommendation 
for an OTDR, especially if you have metro fibers.

If you're repulling (I'm unfamiliar with the word but assume you mean 
taking out current infrastructure and putting in new fiber through 
existing ducts), why not go singlemode?  That will save you so much 
headaches with 10G, and SFP optics are only slightly more expensive.

	-- Niels.

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