[K12OSN] New Network - Fiber planned - Need advice

Richard Curley rcurley at stewartmarchman.org
Wed Apr 21 15:53:44 UTC 2004

While not the cheapest solution out there, Cisco's WS3508G-XL is a great
unit.  It provides 8 Gb fiber ports.  And then don't forget the GBIC
modules, if you're running SC connectors on multimode fiber, you will need
Cisco "1000BaseSX Short WaveLength GBIC Multimode only" part # WS-G5484= .
Pricing on the Switch is about $3,600 and on the GBIC's $360 each.

Richard Curley
(386) 323-2570
MIS Administrator
Stewart Marchman

-----Original Message-----
From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com]On
Behalf Of Jim Christiansen
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 11:10 AM
To: k12osn at redhat.com
Subject: [K12OSN] New Network - Fiber planned - Need advice

Our school looks as if it is going to be rewired and soon.  I took a couple
of the replies I got from this list to school (Thank you everyone who
answered with ideas) and explained them to my technician.  He was happy to
see that fibre was mentioned to help out in our long-long cat 5 runs past
ballasts and chillers/air handlers all along inside the ceilings.

Now, what equipment would you recommend or are using in your schools?  My
room wil be the center of the new network.  It is away from the big
electrical equipment.  We have a need for one 8 port fibre switch that will
feed 7 other fiber media adapters so that we can use our existing newer
switches at the ends of the long runs.

We are looking for equipment brand names, model numbers, and of course the
cheapest workable solution.  None of us here have even seen a fiber setup.




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