I'm new to Ethernet over Fiber, so please bear with me.
According to the standard, 100BASE-FX over SMF supports distances up to 10 Km. Technical documentation of some products states support for 100BASE-FX with typical distances of up to 40 Km. Some even go as far as supporting up to 75 Km.
- Isn't that against the standard?
- Would a repeater allow reaching longer distances, e.g. 100km?
- What happens if you use single-mode fiber for shorter distances, for instance < 1 Km?
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