Need Help

Live chat with us

Live Chat

Want to call?

+49 (0) 8165 80 90 517





English / € EUR

  • Deutsch / € EUR
  • English / € EUR
  • All Categories

  • Solutions

  • Resources

  • Support

  • Company


Basket Loading


fiber optics1
Enterprise Network

Fibre Media Converter

What Is Ethernet Media Converter and How to Use It?

FS Official 6 Jul, 2018

Ethernet media converter, also called fibre media converter, is a device with two media-dependent interfaces and a power supply. It can be used to connect two dissimilar media types such as copper cables with fibre optic cables. In most cases, the fibre media converters are used to solve the integration of the newer technology in higher performance with the older equipment, usually the fibre-to-copper conversion.

In this video, the four commonly used applications of Ethernet media converters will be introduced as references for you. Besides, to have a visual idea about how the fibre media converters work, we take the mini RJ45 to SFP media converter as a case to demonstrate it. Notably, the Ethernet media converter is usually applied in pairs. To realize the conversion, you need to have two switches or one switch combining with the terminal equipment, fibre optic cables, Ethernet cables, and suitable transceiver modules being prepared in advance. For more details about the operation, you can watch this video.

Looking for the Ethernet media converters, you can visit FS for more details. Four types of the media converters with different configurations are all available: unmanaged media converter, managed media converter, mini media converters, and PoE media converters. By the way, their matching devices are also accessible at here, such as Ethernet switches, SFP transceiver modules, and terminal devices, like IP camera.

    Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

Enterprise Solution Team
Network Engineers w/CCIE/HCIE Certification

Ask Our Experts

*Free CCIE/HCIE Support

*Network Design/ Redesign, Analysis

*One-to-one service for each online PO

You have shared it successfully.

Report a Bug

Thanks for visiting FS. For immediate assistance, please visit FS Support or Live Chat with us.

Please select a topic for your feedback.*


If you would like to hear back from us, please leave your contact information.