Fiber connection between networks
Posted on 2012-09-12
I'm a fiber newbie. I ran multimode fiber between two rooms and it was almost plug-n-play. Worked beautifully. I stupidly thought I could do the same between two buildings. It didn't work out so seemlessly and I need help.
I ran single mode fiber between two buildings approx. 700 feet apart (maybe a little more). I have the jumpers (reversed appropriately) plugged into each switch. However, the two networks cannot see eachother, ping, etc. The networks are two separate submasks. Does this matter? Is this the problem? How do I fix this? When I ping from one side to the other I get the message that the destination host is unreachable. From the other side the ping simply times out.