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Wired Networks Thread, Why not to use Fibre Media Converts in Technical; I know.... Same old story I am afraid....
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    I know.... Same old story I am afraid.

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    my experience of media convertors is they die frequently I remember at one school replacing them almost weekly they just don't last and can be very funny about whats at the other end

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    Yep the main issue I would have is that of extra space taken up in the rack, extra heat, and poor reliability. With a media converter you've got two things that can fail, the converter itself, and the power supply. In my experience, both can fail quite often, and I've got rid of all my many media converters and now use many HP SFPs. Also as an aside, it really overcomplicates your network having to keep track of which fibe patch is conneted to which media converter that's connected to which cat6 patch which is connected to what switch. So much easier just to have the fibre patch directly into the switch.
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    Aren't IP cam's usually connected over copper along with POE? haven't looked much but can't see the need for fiber unless they really need them over 100m away and I wouldn't have thought it'd be the norm on standard cameras. I'd be concerned about them wasting valuable SFP slots when they could use copper when most switches come with 4 at the most.



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