Timothy R. Butler

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I'm a Presbyterian pastor, professor at Lindenwood University and journalist. I enjoy all sorts of technology.


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awarded  Notable Question
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accepted SpamAssassin: Update Rules Results in Ignored Local.cf
Jul
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comment SpamAssassin: Update Rules Results in Ignored Local.cf
I'm not clear how this wasn't a clear question. I did get an answer below, so it did appear answerable.
Jul
16
comment TIA 568A vs. B Wiring for Long Ethernet Run
Thanks. I thought that was the case, but I also wondered if maybe it would react differently to the interference in the area. We're a non-profit, so bringing in a cable installer is probably beyond what we could spend. The Zyxel switches -- which I got at a fantastic price last fall -- support fiber runs, though, so I've been tempted. The problem is the conduit has several sharp 90 degree turns and is only 1" in diameter (or so), so I don't think we could get pre-terminated fiber through it. I'm told trying to terminate fiber oneself is a bad idea, right?
Jul
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asked TIA 568A vs. B Wiring for Long Ethernet Run
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Dec
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Nice Question
Sep
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accepted Pulling Fiber Optic Cable
Sep
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comment Pulling Fiber Optic Cable
If I buy just a simple 100m pre-terminated fiber cable, wrapped the LC connector with something to protect it and then pushed it with a cable snake, do you think that would work OK? I'm pretty certain my conduit has a hole in it, so I'm not sure I can blow something through. Thanks!
Sep
25
asked Pulling Fiber Optic Cable
Sep
24
comment Long Gigabit Ethernet Run
Thanks for the suggestions. How compatible are SFP modules between product lines? For example, if on one end a media converter makes more sense and on the other, a switch makes sense, if I find an SFP module brand that claims to be compatible with the HP ProCurve switch and a TP-Net media converter, would that be a workable solution? Or should I stick to not only the same SFP modules but also the same brand for the devices the SFP modules are inserted into?
Sep
24
comment Long Gigabit Ethernet Run
Thanks! I'll look into that some more. I've looked just briefly at their products in the past...
Sep
24
comment Long Gigabit Ethernet Run
Thanks for the helpful guidance! Right now, I don't have any SFP supporting equipment. Do you have any recommendations for someone starting from scratch on this point?
Sep
24
comment Long Gigabit Ethernet Run
Thanks -- the separate grounding matter is interesting. As to being overspec, so far I believe we are under the spec, which is why I thought it should work (and it does, save for when I try to provide surge protection). The big issue, so far, is that if I have the incoming line of surge protection, it quits working. But, fiber does seem to make sense. Are most media converters pretty much the same or is there a rule of thumb for picking out a good one?
Sep
24
awarded  Commentator
Sep
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comment Long Gigabit Ethernet Run
Thanks! My goal with the surge protector was to protect from surges, rather than amplify (it works without amplification of any sort, but there seems to be a lot of signal loss using the surge protectors). So, are you suggesting using the Netgear switches in lieu of surge protection, essentially as sacrificial switches?