Tips to Install Fiber Optic Internet


As one of the biggest breakthroughs of the modern era, Fiber Optic Box internet has gradually become the trend especially in organizations which need fast internet connection. It offers both reliability and speed, especially when compared to other alternatives of getting connected to the web. Though it is considerably expensive, a host of other benefits make it the preferred connection medium over its conventional counterparts.

Here you can read some simple tips on how to install it.

Testing the availability in your area will be the first thing you need to do. You can all for the telephone companies such as AT&T and Verizon for fiber optic service. If the service is available, there will be a distribution box which is mounted on the telephone pole around your neighborhood. In addition, there will be another box housing cable from that distribution box.

The second thing you have to do is to cord the fiber optic cable from housing to your home. Make sure that you gain a signal.

After ensuring the signal, you have to install the Optical Network Terminal inside or outside your house, also you can install it in the basement or garage.

Then, check the compatibility of your residential phone lines. Commonly, old phone is not compatible to the system. If it is not, replace all the phone lines in your home with connections from related network terminal.

The next thing you have to do is to install a power adapter, an RJ-45 wall jack, and backup battery close to your computer. Then, connect a wall jack to the router or computer by using 100BaseT Ethernet cable.

The last thing you have to do is connecting the fiber optic cable to a network box. Then, test the connectivity using your phone line. The provider sets up a test site which allows you to dial out and access the internet. At this point, you should switch the phone lines over in order to be able to access the internet.

The Secret of Maintaining Your Fiber Optic Internet

There is a slot on the top of a fiber optic identifier. The fiber under test is inserted into the slot, then the fiber identifier performs a macro-bend on the fiber. The macro-bend makes some light leak out from the fiber and the optical sensor detects it. The detector can detect both the presence of light and the direction of light.

A fiber optic identifier can detect "no signal", "tone" or "traffic" and it also indicates the traffic direction.

The optical signal loss induced by this technique is so small, usually at 1dB level, that it doesn't cause any trouble on the live traffic.

Fiber optic identifiers can detect 250um bare fibers, 900um tight buffered fibers, 2.0mm fiber cables, 3.0mm fiber cables, bare fiber ribbons and jacketed fiber ribbons.

Most fiber identifiers need to change a head adapter in order to support all these kinds of fibers and cables. They are no need to change the head adapter at all because some other models are cleverly designed. Some models only support single mode fibers and others can support both single mode and multimode fibers.