Using Single Mode SFPs with Multimode Fiber Cables
Posted on 2011-02-23
I'm trying to make sure I'm not gonna have any problems with the following setup:
I'm currently using 50 micron Multimode fiber cables with two 1000BASE-LX Single Mode 1310 nm SFP connectors on either end. These are being used to trunk switches together. Is it OK to mix the Single Mode and Multimode in this way? I can ping across this set up with no issues and no apparently latency, and the trunk seems to be working fine (as far as tagging packets and such), but will I run into problems with this setup in the future? CRC errors, that sort of thing?
Thanks in advance.