How can I extend my fiber in my house?
Ok, we're scheduled to have fiber internet installed to our house by the end of the year. (Currently 4g is my only option. Also, it won't be at&t... our local electric company is providing it. but I figure an at&t forum will have a bigger audience to look at this and might know.) I'm trying to figure out the home network. I have a pretty nice setup. My home internet "router" solution is a little more advanced than the average home user. Have a watchguard firewall that acts as my router hooked to a cisco 2960 switch that goes to a whole bunch of cisco access points around the house that all work on 802.11ax which can handle a gigabit.
But, the question I have is, when they install fiber, they're almost certainly going to install it to the front of the house. I can't see me convincing them to run it around to the back of the house. I currently have our networking equipment in our bedroom that's on the back side of the house. I am going to mount my 2960 switch in a small form factor network cabinet. It'll look like an average IDF in a buisness.
The front of our house is, for the most part, our dining room. I don't think my wife will be crazy about me putting a server rack in the dining room. So, I was thinking I should do like an extended demarc kind of thing. I was seeing on amazon, I could buy an SPF to RJ45 converter.
But, to make this work, I need a transceiver that I can put in that converter that can hook to the single fiber line that cable uses. All of the transceivers I used in a previous life (job) we had the transceivers where there are two fiber lines for each one... one for sending and one for receiving. The cable company sends and receives on the same fiber line. I'm sure the fiber is multimode. So, I'd need a transceiver that works with the multimode fiber that the average home internet fiber uses. Does anyone know where to get that?