[K12OSN] OT building to building ethernet wiring

Jim Kronebusch jim at winonacotter.org
Tue Oct 19 16:12:17 UTC 2004

> Thanks everyone for all the replies!  I think I will only 
> consider fiber 
> now.  I found 100TX-100FX converters for ~=$150 at 
> http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10011071&loc=101&sp=1
> Now I need to look at cable prices.  Does this media converter sound 
> like a resonable option?  Also, for the buried cable issues 
> brought up 
> by others, this will be run in a seperate conduit under the roof of a 
> covered metal walkway between buildings.

We use 100TX-100FX media converters all over the campus here.  I believe
you are good for 500m over multi-mode fiber with them.  Works without a
hitch for us.  Doesn't sound like you are talking about much data
between each building so 100MB should work fine.  We actually have one
building with about 100 computers under this same configuration without
any complaints (only one who complains is me).

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