2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 1, 2011 8:00 PM by hopcio

    XFP attenuator




      does anyone knows if the McAfee XFP 10GBASE-LR needs attenuators for short distances (20mts) ?  if so, which ones are recommendend?



        • 1. Re: XFP attenuator

          We have connections in our labs on LR that are short distances and the connection is fine.   Its the rather expensive way to go 20 meters (as opposed to SR), but I believe it should work.


          If you do need to attenuate, we do not have any recommendations   It can get messy though.  Suggestions is starting with a 10 DB pad and then check the power readings on both ends.   Ideally SR is better for short connections.

          • 2. Re: XFP attenuator

            thanks for your answer!