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what is the maximum segment length of a 100Base-FX network?
« on: March 07, 2016, 01:20:23 AM »
 what is the maximum segment length of a 100Base-FX network?

The maximum allowable length for a network segment using 100Base-FX is 412 meters. The maximum length for the entire network is 5 kilometers.

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Re: what is the maximum segment length of a 100Base-FX network?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2016, 12:25:56 AM »
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A type of standard for implementing Fast Ethernet networks. 100BaseFX is a version of Fast Ethernet that is often used for wiring campus backbones. 100BaseFX is based on 802.3u, which is an extension of the 802.3 specifications of Project 802 developed by the IEEE. 100BaseFX and a related standard, 100BaseTX, are sometimes collectively referred to as 100BaseX.
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Re: what is the maximum segment length of a 100Base-FX network?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2016, 02:58:24 AM »
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100BaseFX networks are wired together in a star topology using fiber-optic cabling and 100-Mbps fiber-optic hubs or Ethernet switches. The maximum length of any segment of fiber-optic cabling connecting a station (computer) to a hub is 412 meters. The grade of fiber-optic cabling used is usually two-strand multimode fiber-optic cabling, with one strand carrying transmitted data and the other strand receiving data. However, you can also use two-strand single-mode fiber-optic cabling. If multimode fiber-optic cabling is used, the variety used is typically a grade with a 62.5-micron core diameter. Repeaters can be used to extend the length of cabling and for interfacing between 100BaseFX/TX and 100BaseT4 segments. The maximum allowable distances with repeaters are 2 kilometers using multimode fiber-optic cabling and 10 kilometers using single-mode fiber-optic cabling. Only one or two repeaters can be used per collision domain, depending on whether Class I or Class II repeaters are used.
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