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How To Tell Fiber Lan Cards From Copper Lan Cards

frederick hannah
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How To Tell Fiber Lan Cards From Copper Lan Cards

I am told that in order to get my hp-ux server up on the network, I would have to replace my fiber lan cards with copper lan cards. Is there a way to visually tell the difference between the two and is one card superior to the other?
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Tim Nelson
Honored Contributor

Re: How To Tell Fiber Lan Cards From Copper Lan Cards

Fibre as in fddi HBAs vs 1000MB/Ethernet ?

ioscan will definately show the difference.

frederick hannah
Super Advisor

Re: How To Tell Fiber Lan Cards From Copper Lan Cards

I am told to purchase "10/100/1000" copper lan cards so I think that is 1000MB ethernet
Torsten.
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Re: How To Tell Fiber Lan Cards From Copper Lan Cards

If you would provide the output of

# ioscan -fn

this could be helpful.

Hope this helps!
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Patrick Wallek
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Re: How To Tell Fiber Lan Cards From Copper Lan Cards

Well, the plug on the card will be significantly different. The 10/100/1000 card will have an RJ45 interface for CAT5/Cat6 cable.

The fibre card will probably have an SC or LC interface, which looks nothing like and RJ45 plug.
Torsten.
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Re: How To Tell Fiber Lan Cards From Copper Lan Cards

Compare to this picture and don't mix up with fiber channel cards ;-)

http://docs.hp.com/en/5971-4261/ch01s02.html#d0e705

Figure 1-1 A7011A PCI-X Fiber-based 2-Port Gigabit Ethernet Card

Hope this helps!
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frederick hannah
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Re: How To Tell Fiber Lan Cards From Copper Lan Cards

Great. I know exactly what I am looking for now. Thanks guys.
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frederick hannah
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Re: How To Tell Fiber Lan Cards From Copper Lan Cards

Great job!