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Thread: Linksys Cisco SRW208G Gigabit Copper or Fiber

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    Question Linksys Cisco SRW208G Gigabit Copper or Fiber

    Have several Linksys Cisco SRW208G managed switches and have a question on the uplink.
    The switch is capable of using a mini-gbic as uplink and am wondering which to use copper or fiber for this.
    I am connecting to a Cisco router that has both copper and fiber (MM) so its
    just another port on the Cisco to use on uplink there.
    I am looking for speed, reliability, compatibility, and cost as the factors used for making the choice
    Have had several discussions with networking gurus that seem to conflict
    on this layer 1 issue

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    You can use copper (CAT6) for short links....I'd use fiber over longer runs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    You can use copper (CAT6) for short links....I'd use fiber over longer runs.
    Its not a long haul to the uplink port so I can use Cat5e or Multimode fiber (for short haul links)

    which are both less expensive that the Cat6 or Singlemode fiber (for long haul links)

    thanks though

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