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FTC fiber to copper converter

Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:03 pm

Does the new FTC run ROS? (might be cool -;))
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Is it only a piece of hardware?
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Re: FTC fiber to copper converter

Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:10 pm

It is just a converter
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Re: FTC fiber to copper converter

Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:11 pm

It would be cool. The market is mature for dumb converters I think.
 
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Re: FTC fiber to copper converter

Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:49 am

It would be cool. The market is mature for dumb converters I think.
260GS/260gsp is available for that
 
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Re: AW: FTC fiber to copper converter

Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:25 am

But 260gs is running SWOS not router OS


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Re: FTC fiber to copper converter

Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:10 pm

Some more info about the FTC:

- POE support
- outdoor fully weather proof wall/pole/din mounting
- supports 1.25G fiber to FE or GigE copper

http://routerboard.com/RBFTC11
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Re: AW: FTC fiber to copper converter

Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:51 am

But 260gs is running SWOS not router OS
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There are quite a few routerboards with SFP.
 
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Re: FTC fiber to copper converter

Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:59 am

Are there any plans for variations of the FTC?

As there's no DC power jack, it has to be POE-IN, which means the injector would have to be out at the other end of the copper link. I've got a lot of situations where I have power & fibre in one area, but would like to power a nearby AP via POE..

another model with a DC power jack and then POE-OUT would be perfect for those situations :)
 
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Re: FTC fiber to copper converter

Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:22 am

The product itself is great. Everything that you need for FTTH deployment. As normis said, it has to be simple, to keep the price low.
We have lots of places where this will deploy outside customers premises and bolt on directly to existing Ethernet installations. The design is great and it happened to be made by MT!
I'd only like to suggest adding some holder for fiber splice inside the enclosure. These boxes will mostly terminate long fiber runs, so having a separate termination box and using short patch cord is less practical and elegant than keeping everything in one PoE powered box. Sure there are ready made drop cables with connectors already in-place, but they are more expensive, bulky and less convenient to work with. At least some strong fixation of entering fiber would be nice, like zip-ties or something similar.

Also, it'd be nice to have different versions of this product, for example: FTC11G with integrated 1.25gbps/1310TX/1550RX module, FTC11FE - with 155M/1310TX/1550RX module, FTC11S - with SFP slot just as it is now. Just a suggestion though :)
 
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Re: FTC fiber to copper converter

Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:57 pm

We have tried the following SFPs in the FTC without success.
TP-LINK: TL-SM321A, TL-SM321B, TL-SM311LS.

Has anyone else had joy with non-Mikrotik SFPs?

Also, what is the red LED?
 
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Re: FTC fiber to copper converter

Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:15 am

Can anyone answer these doubts?

Can we use S-RJ01 (RJ45 SFP 10/100/1000M copper module ) at the SFP port of RB/FTC11?

In the Spects you put "Works only with Gigabit SFP connections." The ethernet port can work at 10/100/1000Mbps or only 1000Mbps?

Thanks a lot,
 
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Re: FTC fiber to copper converter

Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:34 am

I think you can. But it will only work in 1000M mode. I've noticed that FTC works in similar fashion as RB260. It doesn't take anything less than 1G.

I've tried a few non-MT 1.25G SFP modules, they work ok in FTC.

MikroTik, please make some more robust fiber fixation. These devices will be super cool with your new GPON SFP!
 
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Re: FTC fiber to copper converter

Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:13 am

+1 for a revision that has a small splice tray inside it.
 
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Re: FTC fiber to copper converter

Tue May 10, 2016 4:47 am

+1 for a revision that has a small splice tray inside it.
Can anyone please tell me the FTC11 support 155M non Mikrotik SFP or not?
 
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Re: FTC fiber to copper converter

Tue May 10, 2016 7:44 am

It does support non-MT modules. Unfortunately it only supports 1.25G modules.
Can anyone please tell me the FTC11 support 155M non Mikrotik SFP or not?
 
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Re: FTC fiber to copper converter

Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:43 pm

Does it support Link Fault Pass through?
 
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Re: FTC fiber to copper converter

Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:06 am

Can anyone answer these doubts?

Can we use S-RJ01 (RJ45 SFP 10/100/1000M copper module ) at the SFP port of RB/FTC11?

In the Spects you put "Works only with Gigabit SFP connections." The ethernet port can work at 10/100/1000Mbps or only 1000Mbps?

Thanks a lot,
Sorry, I have to ask.... Why would you want to? Other than a thought excerise, why would you even try?
 
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Re: FTC fiber to copper converter

Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:08 am

+1 for a revision that has a small splice tray inside it.
My desire for a revsion is to allow both types of PoE without needing the cross-over cable.
 
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Re: FTC fiber to copper converter

Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:24 pm

Hello, is there some documentation which describe status based on LED color?

eth solid green
pwr solid blue
sfp solid amber
 
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Re: FTC fiber to copper converter

Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:16 am

Does it support Link Fault Pass through?
Bump.
 
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Re: FTC fiber to copper converter

Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:26 am

Hi, this is my first post thank yuo all for the interestings post on the forum

I am Andrea from Italy.

I have a problem with the RBFTC11 with the s+DA0001 and CRS328-24P-4S+RM with manual settings : auto-negotiation disabled, port speed 1G, FD. the link with this devices doesn't work.

but if I use a S-RJ01 for testing the FTC converter work fine

and if I use the CRS router with the s+DA0001 connected to a RB3011 work fine

Anyone used the RBFTC11 converter with the s+DA0001 ?

Thank
 
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Re: FTC fiber to copper converter

Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:42 pm

RBFTC11 is build on Qualcom chip which is "dumb" and/or "stupid" (or it might need a better eeprom config?) ,anyway the Qualcomm chip won't talk (it will link up ok, but no data will go through) when you put the SFP module on other-side into SFP+ or SFP/SFP+ (port supporting both 1G/10G SFPs) cage.

I did run some tests not only with RBFTC11, but with popular and cheap mc220s (10/100/1000 to SFP converter ; which I have in 2 versions: Realtek-based and Qualcomm-based), see my post: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=123169&p=677527#p677481

To sum it up: the Realtek-based media converters are the most versatile one, while Qualcomm-based are .......... in my opinion.
 
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Re: FTC fiber to copper converter

Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:23 pm

is it "store-and-forward" converter which works over L2, or "cut-through"?

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