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Logic what you are saying .

the last 2 should be outputs: one sfp and one ethernet.

i think i need to connect an input on one of the 8 others.

 

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1 hour ago, sakso136 said:

Logic what you are saying .

the last 2 should be outputs: one sfp and one ethernet.

i think i need to connect an input on one of the 8 others.

 

 

No, the last two should be inputs and outputs (ethernet goes both ways in order to 'talk' back and forth) but you can only use one port and not both at the same time, so you have to choose between RJ45 or SFP. 


SERVER CLOSET (in office directly below living room stereo):NUC 7i5BNH with Roon ROCK and OWC external 2.5" HD (ZeroZone 12V on the NUC)>Cisco 2690L-16PS switch>Sonore opticalModule (HDPLEX 100)>LIVING ROOM:>Sonore opticalModule (Sonore Power Supply w/ SR Black fuse))>Ghent Audio JSSG Cat 6a cable>Sonore microRendu 1.4> (Uptone ) Uptone USPCB>Naim DAC V1>Witchhat DIN>Naim NAP 160 Bolt Down>Chord Rumor 2>Audio Physic Compact Classics.

OFFICE:Naim Unitiqute V1>NACA5>KEF Ls50's, Cisco 2960PD. BJC cabling for ethernet aside from the Ghent and Naim stock AC cables with Wattgate or HifiKing Plugs. 

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Thk you tubeman,

i ve been thru express config, without success, so i skipped it after spending an hour trying.

i managed some how to let the switch workings now , via the 8 ports .

lan cable from router to port 2 .

port 3,4 supplying macbook and tv box.

( no sq improvements so far)

even the ethernet port on the left is working.

my only issue now is the sfp output.

i noticed the green arrow showing wich of the 2 output having priority is not working on the sfp output.

my purchase of the cisco was because of the use of that sfp out.

i tried swaping opticable cable direction,sfp nothing!!!!

no arrow green light!

what should i do?

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On 9/1/2019 at 2:20 PM, sakso136 said:

Thk you tubeman,

i ve been thru express config, without success, so i skipped it after spending an hour trying.

i managed some how to let the switch workings now , via the 8 ports .

lan cable from router to port 2 .

port 3,4 supplying macbook and tv box.

( no sq improvements so far)

even the ethernet port on the left is working.

my only issue now is the sfp output.

i noticed the green arrow showing wich of the 2 output having priority is not working on the sfp output.

my purchase of the cisco was because of the use of that sfp out.

i tried swaping opticable cable direction,sfp nothing!!!!

no arrow green light!

what should i do?

Are you sure you’re using the right spf? I had trouble using the Cisco with fiber because of that. Now with an optical module connected to my ultraRendu I got music on steroids...🤗


AMP: Electrocompaniet ECI-6D; DAC: Oppo 205 (modded); ECI-6D

Streamer/endpoint: Zen MKIII/ultraRendu; Speakers: Proac Tablette Reference 8 Signature; Cables: Speakers (Acoustic Revive) + RCA (au24sx) + RJ45 (Vodka Audioquest) + USB (Diamond Audioquest) + Power (Pangea's + Actinote's) + iR&oM (Neotech 16AWG OCC Silver + DC 4); Filters/reclockers: Jensen VRD- iFF + Pink Faun Isolator + Acoustic Revive RGC-24 + HMS “The Perfect Match” + isoRegen; Switch: etherRegen + opticalModule; Cisco 2960; LPS: Sboosters MKI & MKII (+ ultra) + HDplex 200 + LPS 1.2

 

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Cisco switch is not part anymore part of the system

i bought g10 tek swirch instead recommended by sonore.

Now lan goes to gtek switch sfp out to optimodule to streamer.

The sonore sfp is not compatiblewith the cisco.

honestly i didn t like the ciscco switch for it s complicated config,and sound wise,i didn t see any improvements to my linksys one.

I tried the cisco for tests with cheap tp link sfp and fmc powered by ifi ps( borrowed from a friend);

cisco still here for anyone who s interested!

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FMC

Gigabit Ethernet Multi-Mode LC Fiber Media Converter (SFP SX Transceiver 

Included), up to 550M, 10/100/1000Base-Tx to 1000Base-SX

Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0716XT1QT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_fFLdDbT94VD0P

 

This allowed me to connect an optical module to my Cisco 2960 (fiber).

No configuration was need it.

Cheers Jorge


AMP: Electrocompaniet ECI-6D; DAC: Oppo 205 (modded); ECI-6D

Streamer/endpoint: Zen MKIII/ultraRendu; Speakers: Proac Tablette Reference 8 Signature; Cables: Speakers (Acoustic Revive) + RCA (au24sx) + RJ45 (Vodka Audioquest) + USB (Diamond Audioquest) + Power (Pangea's + Actinote's) + iR&oM (Neotech 16AWG OCC Silver + DC 4); Filters/reclockers: Jensen VRD- iFF + Pink Faun Isolator + Acoustic Revive RGC-24 + HMS “The Perfect Match” + isoRegen; Switch: etherRegen + opticalModule; Cisco 2960; LPS: Sboosters MKI & MKII (+ ultra) + HDplex 200 + LPS 1.2

 

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I read through here, and did not see the Waversa Wrouter mentioned. This is a full featured router that you can use in switch mode or router mode (turn on/off WiFi radios) and also has a very good endpoint style streamer built in. This one is expensive, but a must try. It is essentially 2 audiophile switches in one chassis as well, being it has a side that will accept all the network gear and a more tuned side to cater to your audio components. I absolutely love what it has done for my system, and the improvements are profound.

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