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Re: 100Base-FX (SC) card PCI/PCIe




Am not  sure recommending 100FX ; the 1000 Base optics are around the
same price and likely a better bet; your application isn't looking at
throughput, but you do want some of the newer resiliency features on
1000 Base (EAM etc).


On Thu, 8 Nov 2018 at 00:06, Michelle Konzack
<linux4michelle@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Good day *,
>
> I am running on my Organic Farm and my Forest into problems with the
> lenght (100m) of Ethernet cables and want to use now for this case
> Fiber Multimode 1310nm cables.
>
> So what I have is following:
>
> 1) Server "Bunker" (19" 16U Rack, 2 Mini-ITX Server, 4G-Router,
>    Astra-Internet Switch, currently 8-port D-Link GreenSwitch, UPS)
>
> 2) House (30m distance to second D-Link GreenSwitch)
> 3) Workspace (20m distance, will get maybe an additional D-Link 5-port
>    GreenSwitch)
> 4) (Winter-)Greenhouse (60m distance for Siemens LOGO!)
> 5) Powerstation (20m distance, Victron Color Control GX, Siemens LOGO!,
>    requires 2 cable or also an another D-Link 5-port GreenSwitch)
>
> So this can be done with 12m thick Ethernet Earthcables which I get
> for under 0,50€/m
>
> 6) Panorama IP cam with remote controll installed on my big Windmill
>    mast (100Base-TX, 110m distance)
>
> Best option to connect 6)?
>
> 7) 1 IP cam (100Base-TX) with Interphone in 50m distance
>    here I can also use an Ethernet cable and then using a Eternet/Fiber
>    switch to connect
>
> and from 7)
>
> 8) 2 IP cams (100Base-TX) in 40m distance
> 9) 2 IP cams (100Base-TX) in 80m distance
> 10) 2 IP cams (100Base-TX) in 140m distance
>
> In 2020 we plan a Stall (160m distance) for our animals which should
> get also an IP cam and an IP based Interphone (SIP?)
>
> In 4-5 years we plan a second House which in a distance of arround
> 300-350m
>
> For the IP cams I can get very cheap the TP-Link MC100CM on which I
> can attach a small temperature controlled heating element (Estonia
> can be cold as -40°C on our farm). The LevelOne IEC-4001 would be
> nicer, but the price is GRMPF!
>
> Fiber SC cables I can get up to 400m preconfigured, so this is no
> problem.
>
>
> The question is now, how to connect all best together?
>
>
> The two Mini-ITX Servers have no free PCI/PCEe ports available,
> hence only Ethernet direct or the MX100CM is an option
>
> Now I need a Fiber Singel-Mode SC Switch and (maybe) Network Cards
> for my Workstations where two have PCI and PCIe slots.
>
>
> Which 100Base-FX/SC Switch and Card can you recommend?
>
>
> Note: Since I have NO AC-Power availlable, the Switches MUST HAVE
>       external power supplies (5-24V DC)
>
> I found on eBay the Microsens MS453111 very cheap (I can buy some
> spare too; however, the Microsens Website <http://www.microsens.cn>
> does not more work since some time) but I would probably need in my
> "Bunker" a Switch which has 12-16 Eternet ports and 3-4 SC ports.
>
> Also the power consumption does matter because Of the solar- and
> windenergy systems
>
> My old 3Com 100Base-FX (PCI) cards have unfortunately only
> Singel-Mode hence I need new stuff for my 4 Workstations.
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> --
> Michelle Konzack        Miila ITSystems @ TDnet
> GNU/Linux Developer     00372-54541400
>