upstream 2960 - fiber or copper?

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by martin_ian_lewis, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Hello,

    Will need to deploy 10 or 20 (possibly a lot more later) 2960's for
    IP phones and Pcs not quite sure which kit should be upstream. Would
    there be a obvious best choice for copper uplink and an obvious best
    choice for fiber?


    martin_ian_lewis, Jul 13, 2008
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  2. wrote in :
    Hi Martin,

    The answer is... It depends...

    Usually you use he 2960's for access switches which uplinks to some
    aggregation switches, usually more centralized installed. Whether you use
    fiber or copper for the uplink depends on the cablerun.
    If the cablerun from access switch to aggregation switch is more than 300
    feet, you need fiber.

    Most switch platforms used for aggregation may have a large number of
    fiber interfaces or a large number of copper interfaces. Therefore it
    depends on the aggregation switch.

    In most scenarios the choise would be fiber for uplink ports.

    Lars Christensen
    CCIE #20292
    Lars Christensen, Jul 13, 2008
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  3. Depends on the distances involved, and what you are hooking into.

    Otherwise, there's no difference between copper or fiber for how well
    it works, the main use for fiber now-a-days is distance considerations.
    Doug McIntyre, Jul 14, 2008
  4. martin_ian_lewis

    Barry OGrady Guest

    Depends on the distance.
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    Barry OGrady, Jul 15, 2008
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