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What is the difference between Gbic-SX-LC and Gbic-LX-LC

Sébastien Cramatte
Occasional Visitor

What is the difference between Gbic-SX-LC and Gbic-LX-LC

Hello,

We have got an HP procurve 2626 switch
We think to connect our internet provider fiber
to one of 2 Gbic port.

What is the difference between Gbic-SX-LC and Gbic-LX-LC ?

Thanks to light me
Regards
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Mohieddin Kharnoub
Honored Contributor

Re: What is the difference between Gbic-SX-LC and Gbic-LX-LC

Hi

The GBIC-SX-LC is for Multi-Mode fiber cables for less than 550 meters.
http://www.hp.com/rnd/accessories/J4858B/accessory.htm

The GBIC-LX-LC is for Single-Mode fiber cables up to 10km, and it also supports the Multi-mode.
http://www.hp.com/rnd/accessories/J4859B/accessory.htm

The LC is the type of connector.

Price wise, the GBIC-LX is about 2.5 more expensive than the GBCI-SX.

Good Luck !!!

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Sébastien Cramatte
Occasional Visitor

Re: What is the difference between Gbic-SX-LC and Gbic-LX-LC

Thanks for your answer

As I told this we need this adaptor to connect our provider fiber so I supose that we will require Gbic-LX-LC ...

Might be it will be less expensive to find FDDI card ?

Seems that HP doen't sell anymore FDDI card :(
Richard Brodie_1
Honored Contributor

Re: What is the difference between Gbic-SX-LC and Gbic-LX-LC

"As I told this we need this adaptor to connect our provider fiber so I supose that we will require Gbic-LX-LC ..."

I wouldn't suppose. Different fibre optic Ethernet standards (SX, LX, LH, FX, FL, FP whatever) are not interoperable, whatever the length. Ask your ISP for a specification - although LX is most likely.

"Might be it will be less expensive to find FDDI card ? "

Gigabit Ethernet is far cheaper than FDDI ever was, as new. If you want to do things on the cheap an external transceiver might be cheaper than a Gbic. I don't understand why with a GigE link, a few hundred Euro on a transceiver would be a big deal, though.