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How to identify and use an existing fiber installation?

How to identify and use an existing fiber installation?

When my parents had their house built about 10 years ago, the wiring guy told them that he should install some fiber in the walls, saying that it would be good for future use. So there is some kind of fiber-optic cable connected to several rooms throughout their large house.

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bert [Entry]

"You can use a pair of Ethernet media converters. Expect to spend about $100 each (to buy them new). Less used, of course.

You could also use a pair of Ethernet switches with fiber uplinks. This will probably be more expensive if purchased new, but may be cheaper used."
bert [Entry]

You'll need a switch that can handle whatever type of fiber you have and those are usually pretty expensive. If you want to extend the network, I'd say the cheaper and better bet is just get another WAP and set it up as a repeater.