Connectors and Cables
This section provides information about the cables used with the fiber optic
Gigabit Ethernet card and the copper Gigabit Ethernet card.
Cables that connect to the Gigabit Ethernet card must be IEEE 802.3
compliant to prevent potential data loss.
Fiber Optic Gigabit Ethernet NIC
To connect the fiber optic Gigabit Ethernet NIC to other network components,
use a multimode, fiber optic cable with an LC connector for each NIC
interface. The destination end of the cable can be either LC or SC, depending
on the type of connector required for the destination Gigabit Ethernet device.
You can also use a half-duplex LC-to-LC cable to loop back the transmit port
of an interface to the receiver port. LC and SC define the fiber optic connector
types. LC connectors are smaller than SC.
Two LC-to-SC cables are included with dual-port fiber optic Gigabit Ethernet
NICs. To order additional cables, contact your cable vendor.
Copper Gigabit Ethernet NIC
All Nokia copper Gigabit Ethernet NICs support cable autosensing. You can
use a straight-through or crossover cable to connect the NIC to a Gigabit hub
or switch or to connect directly to a host.
For more information about the Ethernet cables, see
Nokia 100i Installation Guide
on page 34.
Installing a Network Interface Card