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Media converter

What can I use as a media converter? our service provider dropping fiber to our data center and need to trunk these to our 6500 switches and no more fiber ports on them so we need a media converter. Can i use a 2960 as media converter. Thanks .

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Media converter

If it is just one fiber port, then you only need a media converter.  Don't waste a switch for one port.  I have used Transition Networks media converters to convert from fiber to copper and they work really well.

Have a look:

http://www.transition.com/TransitionNetworks/Products2/Default.aspx

HTH

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Media converter

I wouldn't be using a 2960 switch to route traffic through into a 6500 switch.

Buy a new module for the 6500 which supports fibre or get propper media converters.

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Media converter

Thanks for the reply. We can't fit in more modules on the 6500 though so we have to use a media converter. Why would'nt the 2960 be good?

Enthusiast

Media converter

depends on your traffic and how much traffic switch can handle.

you can use 2960 what i think so using 2060 is better then media convertor.

Jawad

Jawad
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Media converter

If it is just one fiber port, then you only need a media converter.  Don't waste a switch for one port.  I have used Transition Networks media converters to convert from fiber to copper and they work really well.

Have a look:

http://www.transition.com/TransitionNetworks/Products2/Default.aspx

HTH

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Participant

Media converter

thanks we're gonna go ahead and order couple of media converters.

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Media converter

If you have a 6500, the supervisor card itself has SFP port you can use.

Participant

Media converter

we do but it's full

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