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my meraki MS120-8 will work only with a media converter (fiber to copper) not with SFP.

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my meraki MS120-8 will work only with a media converter (fiber to copper) not with SFP.

i have a MS120-8 meraki switch used in remote location for our DR systems, when trying to connect a single mode fiver , using a single mode SFP directly to the switch, i was not able to get connection, but when i use a media converter, (fiber to copper) the switch comes online. please help

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Re: my meraki MS120-8 will work only with a media converter (fiber to copper) not with SFP.

I use a copper transceiver in the SFP socket of an MS120-8 FP, with no issues. It uplinks to an MX. The same transceiver has previously been used in other manufacturers' equipment without issues.

 

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Robin St.Clair | Principal, Caithness Analytics | @uberseehandel
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Re: my meraki MS120-8 will work only with a media converter (fiber to copper) not with SFP.

Yeh as @Uberseehandel  is alluding to, you're likely using an unsupported SFP. All Meraki devices with SFP ports support a variety of fibre based SFP's. You'll need to ether use the genuine Meraki or Cisco parts, or find a another compatible SFP.

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Re: my meraki MS120-8 will work only with a media converter (fiber to copper) not with SFP.

im using a fiberstore SFP, im not sure if it is compatible or not.

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Re: my meraki MS120-8 will work only with a media converter (fiber to copper) not with SFP.

The only way that I know of to know if an SFP is compatible or not, is to try it.

In your case, it does not appear to be supported/compatible.
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Re: my meraki MS120-8 will work only with a media converter (fiber to copper) not with SFP.


@jdsilva wrote:

Yeh as @Uberseehandel  is alluding to, you're likely using an unsupported SFP. All Meraki devices with SFP ports support a variety of fibre based SFP's. You'll need to ether use the genuine Meraki or Cisco parts, or find a another compatible SFP.


When I was having issues with another manufacturer's 8 PoE +2 SFP switch, I discovered that the switch used generic Broadcom hardware. Now, I have the two switches next to each other, the similarities are striking. It would make total sense to use Broadcom hardware for a small access switch. I like these switches because they are silent. They have some drawbacks in common.  Neither is ideal if handling even rudimentary multicast video streams.

Robin St.Clair | Principal, Caithness Analytics | @uberseehandel
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Re: my meraki MS120-8 will work only with a media converter (fiber to copper) not with SFP.

@HCAD If your SFP is supported it should show up on the switch port details page.

 

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Re: my meraki MS120-8 will work only with a media converter (fiber to copper) not with SFP.

I don´t know if fibre-store is meant as fibre-channel. Fibre-channel SFP´s doesn´t work in a LAN-switch.

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Re: my meraki MS120-8 will work only with a media converter (fiber to copper) not with SFP.

Fiberstore is a brand.

 

@HCAD do you have an exact model number for the sfp? Is it a 1Gbps SFP?

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