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Topic # 180915 26-Sep-2015 10:43
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I have 40-odd meters of fibre cable in the garage. No idea what's it worth, but happy to gift it/trade for beer to a fellow Geekzoner who is willing to pick it up and let's me know what they want to do with it (I'm just curious).

I ended up with this due to the actions of a dopey sparky who thought he could do something with it, then couldn't, then couldn't be bothered picking it up again.

Pick up is in Miramar, Wellington.


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  Reply # 1394738 26-Sep-2015 10:43
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Hey, have you listed a price, location and how much shipping would be to other parts of New Zealand? Also if you are asking for a PM make sure your Privacy settings allow your account to receive PM otherwise people can't contact you. Also note if you are selling something we ask you to offer to other members first. Links to private sales (including Trade Me posts) aren't accepted anymore and will be removed.




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  Reply # 1394760 26-Sep-2015 11:03
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Fibre is getting really cheap now. Last time I looked at drums of it single mode duplex was going for as low as $1 per metre in bulk. Exact value is going to depend on exactly how many cores it is.



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  Reply # 1394764 26-Sep-2015 11:09
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Thanks. I didn't think it would be worth much, but thanks for confirming.

What am I looking for to work out the number of cores?

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  Reply # 1394996 26-Sep-2015 18:45
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so wait fiber cable is different to Ethernet?

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  Reply # 1395020 26-Sep-2015 19:47
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Just Googling it the SMF28e+ 9/125 is 6 core distribution fibre and around US$130 for a 100m roll off Amazon

Fibre is getting cheaper and cheaper, it's just the optics which don't seem to be dropping in price as quickly.


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  Reply # 1395021 26-Sep-2015 19:47
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Huntakillaz: so wait fiber cable is different to Ethernet?

Fibre is refers to fibre optic cable, made from a high quality glass that light/laser shines through. Here is a video of how its made
Ethernet technically is Layer 2 so i'll assume you're referring to "CAT5e/CAT6 Ethernet Cable" or similar. This is made of twisted copper pairs of wire

So yes the two are very different.

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  Reply # 1395051 26-Sep-2015 21:12
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sbiddle: Just Googling it the SMF28e+ 9/125 is 6 core distribution fibre and around US$130 for a 100m roll off Amazon

Fibre is getting cheaper and cheaper, it's just the optics which don't seem to be dropping in price as quickly.



if you look closely it actually says that on the cable ....




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  Reply # 1395083 26-Sep-2015 23:15
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Its the putting plugs on the end that is the showstopper for just sticking this everywhere thru your house.

With 10 gig ethernet almost affordable it is probably time to think about it, atleast between the buildings.





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