Posted on 2014-04-29
I'm a little new to fibre. I've read up about it on numerous occasions but never had the opportunity to physically work with it
I have a few questions.
1) Given the proper tools anyone can terminate a fibre cable using an SC or LC adapter, right ?
2) Obviously you can't interchange an SC adapter for an LC, when connecting to an SC compatible device. But is the choice of APC over UPC linked to the actual hardware i.e. SFP or panel that one is connecting to ? Could I freely choose to use an LC/APC connector rather than an LC/UPC ?
3) I presume that a dual connector allow duplex communications. My ISP provides a fibre connexion to the router, using a single stand (simplex) - is this therefore half-duplex ? Let's say I want to connect the fibre link straight into my own Mikrotik router. The only option I have is to use an SFP module. But this module is a dual strand connector; which begs the question, which side do I connect to ?