[K12OSN] OT building to building ethernet wiring

Petre Scheie petre at maltzen.net
Tue Oct 19 20:34:06 UTC 2004

My two cents: Unless things have changed significantly in the past couple of 
years, leaving splicing fiber to people who have been trained to do it.  The 
ends of the fiber must be cut properly and then polished on a series of 
increasingly fine sandpapers.  One must use a special scope to see if the ends 
are smooth and polished enough.  All in all, not something you want to tackle 
unless you're going to be doing a lot of it which would give you the practice to 
get good at it.  But then you have to be prepared to throw away the first 
several ones you make because they won't work.

And I say this as one who can cut and crimp Cat 5 with one hand tied behind my 
back.  Copper is much simpler, but not relevant in your case.


dale wrote:
> Jim Kronebusch wrote:
>> 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
> Jim,
>     What is your opinion on splicing connectors on the end of fiber?  Is 
> this something end users can now do, or is it still something best left 
> to a professional splicer?  Also FYI, I found a trendware transciever 
> for $62
> http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10333171&loc=101&sp=1
> Thanks,
> Dale
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