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I need recommendations on good fiber/cat5 switches.

There are two schools and one church that make up the WAN.  The highschool is connected to the church/k6 campus via a T1.  All of this is cabled with Cat 5e.  We want to install a fiber backbone.  When we bring in the fiber, we will need to terminate it into a fiber switch.  From there, we will run one strand of fiber to each of the buildings, and tie into the cat 5 there, so at each building, I'll need a fiber/cat 5 switch with one or two fiber ins and 48 or so cat 5 ports out.

Can I get some ideas on some makes and models for each applpication?

Thanks.

Cliff
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Cisco 2960 series gets my vote
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6406/products_data_sheet0900aecd80322c0c.html

You order the appropriate fiber SFP module - single mode (LH) or multimode (SX)

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It did not take long...

After comparing what we found, Cisco is easily the best choice, even if a bit more pricey.

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