Does my Gbic Fiber Switch use SONET Multiplexing?

I have a couple simple fiber optic switches that transfer data to 5 different buildings. the fiber is terminated at a Netgear Gbic unit on either side, which is then plugged into the Netgear switches.

I was just wonder what protocol is used within the fiber line between the Gbics. is it SONET Multiplexing?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Directly connected fiber switches are using "Fast-Ethernet". A Sonnet network is a WAN transport technology that has nothing to do with site to site or Point-To-Point directly connected networks.

    Source(s): Network Engineer
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Gbics use ethernet. Even with fiber.

  • 1 decade ago

    You said you have a switch, right? Then it should be Gigabit Ethernet not SONET.

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