Fiber jumper cable
Posted on 2012-03-15
My question here is can you use a fiber cable to "bridge" two other connections, that are short (under 100ft each) runs? (I would simply purchase a ST to ST cable to do the connection.) Here's the scoop:
Fiber leaves my main building (building 1) and enters another building 2, goes into a switch, and then leaves that same switch and goes to building 3. The issue is that if building 2 goes down, building 3 is stuck offline. Can I simply use another pair of fiber from building 1 to building 2 and bridge it directly to building 3?
I'm trying to cut out the failure from equipment or power of building 2, so all I have to worry about is a bad cable. If this makes no sense, I can clarify with poorly drawn maps and/or visio screen shots.
B1 > B2 > B3
B1 > B2 | B1 > via 'jumper' > B3