[ednog] Single Mode GigE card for PC platform

John Kristoff jtk at northwestern.edu
Fri Mar 14 13:58:42 EDT 2008

On Fri, 14 Mar 2008 09:22:16 -0400
Peter Gutierrez <peterg at nic.umass.edu> wrote:

> One of our downstream schools has a need to convert a linux PC based 
> firewall from copper FastE to GigE single-mode fiber, and are having a 
> hard time finding a NIC card. They have come up with multi-mode. Does 
> anyone have a suggestion for either fixed single-mode, or perhaps sfp 
> based cards?

Not sure about cards, but I believe you can use a a converter, like
perhaps something from netoptics who seemed to make a decent product.
It's an extra piece of equipment to install at each end, but they are
relatively maintenance free and usually very easy to work with.


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