Help Creating Fibre Optic Backbone

  jpallen 12:56 29 Jun 2004

Hi all,

I am currently working on my CISCO CCNA1 Case Study and I need a high speed backbone for the network I am planning. Fibre optic, i have been told, it a good medium for this.

Here are the specifications of the network -

7 Enterprise Servers (MDF) connected a central fast switch.

This switch then connects to 8 routers (7 different depatments and the internet)

Each department has at least one switch and a departmental server plus numerous workstations.

I have been looking on the CISCO website for information about fibre optic switches (if there is such a thing!!) but I dont really know how it would all come together.

Any help would be great,

Thanks a lot.

  Scillonia 13:08 29 Jun 2004

Both Cisco routers and switches can come with fibre interfaces, the older systems have fixed but hte newer ones have changable interfaces so you can switch between fibre and cat 5. A quick search using 'Cisco fibre optics' brings up loads of info.
Good luck

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