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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