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  #2193431 8-Mar-2019 09:50
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Nice, is that the new small 5 port, 4x SFP+ and 1 UTP.

 

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  #2193437 8-Mar-2019 10:01
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Tracer:

 

cyril7:

 

@Tracer, whats the mm fibre run off to?

 

Cyril

 

 

@sparkz25 got it. The switch is brand new, so not in "production" yet. I will have 10GbE to the servers and my desktop machine.

 

 

Is it cheaper to get fibre SFP's as opposed to direct attach cables? Or have you got some distance to contend with?


 
 
 
 


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  #2193445 8-Mar-2019 10:21
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Depends on what brand and length of copper cable, fs.com do mm fiber leads cheap and sfp's from about 6 usd and shipping is really quick, if its a stocked item in sydney it will ship from sydney,

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  #2193457 8-Mar-2019 10:32
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Nice, is that the new small 5 port, 4x SFP+ and 1 UTP.

 

Cyril

 

 

Yep. https://mikrotik.com/product/crs305_1g_4s_in

 

I look at the 8 port one that's just come out but ultimately it didn't fit the budget. https://mikrotik.com/product/crs309_1g_8s_in 

 

chevrolux:

 

Is it cheaper to get fibre SFP's as opposed to direct attach cables? Or have you got some distance to contend with?

 

 

Direct attach would be cheaper, but I wanted to do fiber just because. :D

 

sparkz25: Depends on what brand and length of copper cable, fs.com do mm fiber leads cheap and sfp's from about 6 usd and shipping is really quick, if its a stocked item in sydney it will ship from sydney,

 

Exactly that. I have some fs.com SFP+s and I picked some Brocade ones up on TradeMe even cheaper (Mikrotik isn't fussy whose SFPs you put it).


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  #2233941 9-May-2019 18:59
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This is the new improved comms cupboard at work for the service department.

 

 

 


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  #2233950 9-May-2019 19:06
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Far out... and I suppose they paid money for that...

 

Such a shame too as with those slimline patch leads you can make things look so good!!


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#2233954 9-May-2019 19:09
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k1w1k1d:

 

This is the new improved comms cupboard at work for the service department.

 

 

Christ, I'd hate to think what the old unimproved one looked like!


 
 
 
 


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  #2233962 9-May-2019 19:34
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chevrolux:

 

Is it cheaper to get fibre SFP's as opposed to direct attach cables? Or have you got some distance to contend with?

 

 

Are you running at 1G or 10G?

 

The direct attach cables are cheaper than 1G fibre SFP's and a lot cheaper than 10G but are only available in 1m, 3m and 5m lengths.

 

Keep in mind if it's an RB4011 you will need the active direct attach cable.





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  #2233976 9-May-2019 20:09
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Old cabinet was smaller with less connections, but just as untidy.

 

I think the improvement is that there is now fibre from the main server at the front of the building instead of cable. Haven't done a speed test recently to see if there is an improvement.

 

I would be rather ashamed to put my name to that installation.


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  #2233982 9-May-2019 20:19
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We moved August last year. So my structured cabling fun starts all over again.. and we only moved three doors down the street.




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  #2400327 17-Jan-2020 08:05
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Here's my Comms cupboard. Looking at the other pictures has made me realise that I really need to tidy it up a bit.

 

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POE switch powering 2 E400 access points, a raspberry pi 4 that runs openhab & my weather station software, a chromecast in the bedroom and a router that is in the living room (I should really move this back to the comms cupboard). I have a Uniden 2 line cordless phone that I combine the power and two phone lines from the ATA and send down the network connection so it is also backed up by the ups.

 

The POE swtich has 2 multimode fibre connections to the main switch using IEEE 802.3ad because, why not?

 

 

 

 


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  #2406295 24-Jan-2020 22:05
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Genius work by the sparky who did my wife's cousin's new place.

 

 


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  #2406296 24-Jan-2020 22:11
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MattR:

 

Genius work by the sparky who did my wife's cousin's new place.

 

 

 

 

Clearly that guy has no idea how to cable for data and tv! that's actually quite bad!

 

It also looks like that conduit that enters the PowerPoint is the wrong size for that 25mm adapter, and I would hope that the cabinet is earthed or there is some form of insulating material behind that PowerPoint.


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  #2406297 24-Jan-2020 22:11
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MattR:

Genius work by the sparky who did my wife's cousin's new place.


 



Was his last job on the Muppet show?

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  #2406345 25-Jan-2020 05:40
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sparkz25:

 

MattR:

 

Genius work by the sparky who did my wife's cousin's new place.

 

 

 

 

Clearly that guy has no idea how to cable for data and tv! that's actually quite bad!

 

Well, when a Sparky is hired to do an IT Technician's job..... Result!  :P

 

lol

 

 


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