Re: [nsp] 1000baseT GBIC

From: Ryan O'Connell (
Date: Fri Nov 02 2001 - 14:03:14 EST

I believe the GBICs are standard regardless of vendor, but not all Cisco kit can do copper - we were looking at this a while ago for a customer, running GigE on copper into Cisco kit (a 7206 or 6500, I forget which) bit according to it wasn't supported. I guess the firmware predates 1000BaseT.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mikael Abrahamsson <>
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2001 19:35:40
To: <>
Subject: Re: [nsp] 1000baseT GBIC

On Fri, 2 Nov 2001, José Domínguez wrote:

> I have always seem the Cisco copper GBICs as a marketing plot and
> it's very confusing. They only work on certain 35xx and 29xx switches
> and nowhere else. I guess they have modified the underlying hardware
> to support the copper GBICs.

If one wants to, there are real copper GBICs from other vendors.

... for example.

I have seen versions with an external RJ45 connector as well. These are
true GBICs as far as I have been told.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email:

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