Having been hit by indirect lighting twice in the last 15 years I now user fiber runs between all of my network switches and between my cable modem and my router for some level of isolation. The cable modem run uses media converters at each end, the others are run through a Ubiquiti fiber switch that is connected to the router. You also don't necessarily need to use media converters if you use switches / router that have fiber ports such as most of the Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch / EdgeRouter lines.
We are building a new house in a few years with an out building and I will run fiber between the two structures. Will likely run a 4-8 pair cable for things other than network.
I have had outstanding luck with Fiber Store. They are extremely helpful and the prices are excellent.
I did a little looking at the fiber store and unless I am missing something I can do fiber cheaper than CAT6 direct burial cable. I need 1 gigabit speed and run is 300 ft. I didn't see anything on wet rating. This will be in conduit so mechanically protected but wet. dual fiber total price looks much cheaper than 1. Not knowing quite what I am doing here are some prices on possible hardware:
35333 Media converter $26 (two needed)
SM-LCU-LCU-DX-FS-XM-PVC 300 ft $23.29
29848 1000BASE-SX SFP transceiver $11 (two needed)
Apparently I also need a cleaner:
Total is $154.29
Looks like I have a few minor things remaining like power supplies for the converters and patch cables to make a true comparison. Am I right on the above parts? I will contact the company to check as well.
What is the size of the end terminations? (how big of conduit do I need?)
It looks like I could do something like this for a switch with fiber portshttps://www.amazon.c...306884547&psc=1
but what do I need for the other end? Are the fiber terminations standard or do I need to worry about what sort of end termination? The price looks reasonable - not that much more than a converter and switch and probably better quality than the cheap switches I am comparing to.
Edited by JimS, 26 January 2020 - 09:24 AM.