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MX250 WAN Port -SPF Compatibility

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MX250 WAN Port -SPF Compatibility

Hi, Does anyone know if MA-SFP-1GB-TX(1 GbE SFP Copper Module) Compatible for MX250 On WAN Ports.

 

Thank you,

Ignatius

 

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Re: MX250 WAN Port -SPF Compatibility

Yes you can run SFP and SFP+ in this WAN ports.

 

 

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Re: MX250 WAN Port -SPF Compatibility

Yes you can run SFP and SFP+ in this WAN ports.

 

 

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Hi, Thanks for your reply, so you mean to say 1gig Copper SFP i can connect on WAN ports right ?

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Re: MX250 WAN Port -SPF Compatibility

yes.

also this page show the compatible meraki spf's:

https://meraki.cisco.com/products/appliances/mx250

 

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Re: MX250 WAN Port -SPF Compatibility

Correct, the WAN interfaces were designed to be SFP+ for that reason, to maximize flexibility so you could use 1G copper or fiber SFP transceivers or use 10G SFP+ depending on what Internet-facing handoff you have.

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Hi,

 

Thank you! all for your support and inputs, it helped.

 

-Ignatius

 

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Re: MX250 WAN Port -SPF Compatibility

Not doubting your information at all (and it makes perfect sense) but I can't see any reference to this compatibility in any official documentation.

The data sheet does list 1Gb SFPs but doesn't specifically say they can be used in the WAN port.

 

Just wondering if there is any official document or guide that mentions this?

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Re: MX250 WAN Port -SPF Compatibility

I tried a 1Gb RJ45 Cisco compatible from FS.com.  It would link, then go off... then link, and go off, and keep this cycle.  I talked to Meraki and they said a genuine Cisco module would work...   But I have doubt.  I am hoping to find one, and test before I go buy a 250 ish dollar module.   Its my plan.. we'll see.

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I tried a 1Gb RJ45 Cisco compatible from FS.com.  It would link, then go off... then link, and go off, and keep this cycle.  I talked to Meraki and they said a genuine Cisco module would work...   But I have doubt.  I am hoping to find one, and test before I go buy a 250 ish dollar module.   Its my plan.. we'll see.


That sounds fishy. An unsupported SFP just wouldn't work at all IME, though I've actually never had an issue with that in any routers or switches. I only run into that issue with NICs and stacking ports that only support direct-attach cables.

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FS.com normally has been really good in the past.  But I tried 2 different compatible modules and same results, so its not like it was one specific bad module.  Right now I am running it over a SX fiber module to the ISP.  But there is an ISP issue with the Fiber side, so we were hoping to switch back to copper...

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Re: MX250 WAN Port -SPF Compatibility

We use genuine Cisco GLC-T modules in the WAN 1 port of MX250s and they work fine.

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Nice to hear!  Thanks for the conformation!

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