Best way to extend the LAN 500 feet with Fiber between two gigabit switches.
Posted on 2014-08-12
A client has a large 250,000 sq ft warehouse and needs to connect a new office and production area of about 10 users and PCs, to the existing LAN and server that is approximately 500 feet, (150m) from the new location.
In total there would be approximately 20 users / PCs, 10 Printers, 5 other manufacturing systems, on the entire network. No special network traffic other than Internet browsing, general file sharing, QuickBooks, shipping & receiving with UPS, and MS Office use. There will be some communications from the production systems but they assure me it will be minimal.
After some research I found two fairly inexpensive TP-Link Switches, model TL-SG2424, that have 4 SFP combo ports.
According to TP-Link I need two TL-SM311LM multi-mode SFP modules to interconnect the 50/125um or 62.5/125um multi-mode 150m fiber riser cable with LC connectors. I have read that the 50/125um fiber might be a better choice.
This all sounds good but I have not yet done this and need someone with long distance fiber experience to approve this or recommend something else.
Thank you in advance.