Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by gaomay, Jan 31, 2003.

  1. gaomay macrumors regular

    May 28, 2002
    Scotland, UK
    It can go 100m over specialist optical cable, according to an article on the Apple Developer website.

    My concern is more to do with how you would hook it up to a cable/DSL modem?
  2. cubist macrumors 68020

    Jul 4, 2002
    Muncie, Indiana
    I suspect you're talking about Ethernet, and you want to put the cable modem/dsl in another building?

    The usual approach is to use some kind of fiber transceiver for the optical links at each end. The fiber transceiver has an AUI connector on it. Plug the transceiver onto an AUI hub (such as a DELNI) and also plug a 10baseT transceiver onto it. Some better-quality 10baseT hubs have an AUI port for uplinking.

    Terminating the fiber (putting connectors on the ends) is hard work. Also you'll need to jacket the fiber so it doesn't get damaged. Depending on how much money you have to spend, you may want to consider a radio or laser link instead.
  3. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus


    Oct 5, 2001
    San Diego, CA
    Oh...I thought this was going to be another one of those personal info threads...

  4. 4409723 Suspended


    Jun 22, 2001
    I had the same thoughts as when I first saw the, "Men, what hand do you use?" thread.
  5. gaomay thread starter macrumors regular

    May 28, 2002
    Scotland, UK

    Sorry but I originally intended this to be a reply to another post!

    But since you've asked I was wondering about hooking up a network over FW3200 and how you would go about connecting it to a cable/dsl modem assuming the modem has an ethernet connector?

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