Author Archives: Serenity Huang

Can GPON SFP Be Plugged Into My Own Switch?

Fiber has been introduced to average homes and businesses for a spell and it has different names from different service providers: Google Fiber, Verizon FiOS, AT&T GigaPower, UFiber, etc. GPON is one of the key technologies that are used to … Continue reading

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How to Use A 32 Port Switch for Modern 40G Data Center?

Old network infrastructure of data centers is not capable enough for data centers that should deal with a huge amount of traffic now. So more and more data centers are upgrading from 10G networking to 40G networking by using 40 Gigabit Ethernet … Continue reading

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8/12 or 24 Port Gigabit Managed Fanless Switch Recommendations

When will we consider to buy an 8/12 or 24 port Gigabit managed fanless switch? Common situations where we use fanless Gigabit managed switches are for small office connectivity or for home lab upgrading. In these occasions, we pursue the … Continue reading

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Besides Chip, What Are the Other Network Switch Components?

“The chip is the heart of a fiber switch.” This is already known to us. But a chip cannot work alone to allow the operation of a switch. What are the other network switch components? Other familiar parts include the … Continue reading

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How to Understand Link Budget and Link Loss in Fiber Optic Network?

If you’re a network engineer once involved in a cable plant installation project, you must have heard the term Link Budget. People in this area know how important it is to a fiber optic network cabling. During the design stage … Continue reading

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