The 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX to 100BASE-FX module featured here has an autosensing 10/100 copper port and a 100-Mbps fiber port. It's a good choice for remote Fast Ethernet connections to Ethernet devices that may later be upgraded to Fast Ethernet.
This High-Density Media Converter System II Layer 2 Module belongs to a large family of modular media converter and communications options that provide an exceptional range of choices for your managed enterprise network. <br> <br> The High-Density Media Converter System II is particularly well suited for network-extension applications, offering a wide range of hot-swappable media converter modules for network extension over fiber. Additionally, the system offers a range of modules such as T1/E1, VDSL, and ATM that are not usually available with chassis-based media converter systems.
With more than 100 modules to choose from, this system can adapt to even the most demanding network configurations. All media converter modules are hot-swappable. You never need to power down a chassis to change a module.
Unlike Layer 1 media converters, which only convert one Ethernet media type to another, Layer 2 modules for the High-Density Media Converter System II are true switches. They actively store, filter, and forward Ethernet packets like any other MAC-layer switch.
Layer 2 media converters increase network efficiency and reduce network overhead, significantly increasing data throughput.
Because Layer 2 media converters are also switches, they incorporate 10/100 or 10/100/1000 ports in contrast to the single-speed ports of Layer 1 converters. You can set the RJ-45 ports for autonegotiation or set them for 10-, 100-, or 1000-Mbps speed as well as for half- or full-duplex. The fiber port can be set for half- or full-duplex, too.
Twisted-pair ports feature autocrossover ports to eliminate the worry of whether to use straight- or cross-pinned cabling. This built-in MDI/MDI-X function automatically determines whether the converter has to cross over between the four pairs on the twisted-pair port's RJ-45 connector.
This module has LinkLoss™, which notifies you of "silent failures" on copper-to-fiber links. LinkLoss enables you to troubleshoot network problems just by looking at the media converter's Link LED—the link status of the fiber segment will always be reflected by the twisted-pair segment so you're informed quickly of fiber problems. The module also features link fault pass-through (LFPT).
The Configuration Control feature retains the latest configuration regardless of whether it was set using DIP switches or SNMP.