How to Wire a Home Computer Network with Fiber Optic Cables

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Want to get a jump start on your connectivity in the new year? Consider wiring your home computer network with bulk zipcord fiber optic cables for faster, more reliable connections that will usher you into the modern world. If you want to send and receive data at the speed of light (literally!), here’s a basic guide on how to wire your home network with fiber optics.

  1. Connect your network devices as normal. Your computer should connect to a wall outlet or power strip surge protector, and both hubs and router should connect to your computer.
  2. Use a fiber optic cable to connect the hub or router to a second computer that will be added into the network. Bulk zipcord fiber optic cable is ideal because you can cut to the length you need. Make sure there is enough slack so that the wire doesn’t need to bend or tug at sharp angles.
  3. If a device doesn’t have a fiber optic outlet, you’ll need a media converter to change the light into electricity. Connect the converter to the computer with regular network Ethernet cables or USB cables, and plug the devices into the converter.
  4. Turn it on and let it roll! You may require additional software upgrades or drivers in order for the connection to run properly. Fiber optic connections require the same maintenance as any other kind of cabling: make sure they are running freely and out of reach of children or pets to prevent damage. And a little bit of tidiness and organization from the start can go a long way in taming the nest of cables behind your desk.

Did you know that there’s only one wholly owned fiber ring that can circle the entire planet? The Tata Global Network (TGN) spans 700,000 kilometers over land and under the sea with over 400 presence points around the globe. If you want to get in on the future of connectivity today, start by wiring your home network system into the fiber optic world. Not only will you benefit from higher speeds and more reliable connections, but you’ll be ready for the inevitable changeover to fiber optics that’s bound to happen sooner or later around the globe. References.