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USB 2.0 to Fiber Optic Converter - 100BaseFX SC

Connect to a 100Mbps fiber optic network through your laptop’s USB-A port

Product ID: US100A20FXSC

  • Provides a fiber network connection to portable laptops or tablets
  • Fiber-to-the-desk connectivity (FTTD) enhances security, reducing the risk of data leaks
  • Add a 100Mbps 100BaseFX SC Ethernet connection through a USB 2.0 Type-A interface
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  • Highly portable design, with no need for an external power adapter (bus powered)
  • 100Base-FX SC optical transceiver
  • 2 km range over multimode fiber
  • Certified drivers for Windows, macOS and Linux
  • Plug-and-play installation
  • Wake-on-LAN support
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Overview

This USB to fiber-optic converter lets you utilize the USB 2.0 (Type-A) port on your laptop or tablet to provide a secure fiber network connection. Windows® and Mac compatible, the network adapter provides a 100Mbps Ethernet network connection and 100BaseFX SC optical transceiver.

Fiber-optic SC port

With an optical transceiver for 100Base-FX networks, the USB to fiber converter delivers network connectivity with a maximum range of 2 km over multimode fiber.

Secure fiber-to-the-desk connectivity

For reliable fiber connectivity, this USB to fiber-optic converter protects your network from problems with electronic interference - a common issue with copper Ethernet networks. Fiber-to-the-desk connectivity (FTTD) maximizes network security, reducing the risk of data leaks of sensitive information, without compromising network speed and reliability.

Easy portability

Compact and portable, this USB 2.0 to fiber-optic converter is powered directly from the USB port, making it easy to connect when you’re on the go.

Plug and play

Get up and running quickly. The USB fiber-optic converter supports certified drivers for Windows, Mac and Linux®. When you plug the adapter into a USB port, you simply install the drivers and the adapter is ready to transmit over a fiber network.

The US100A20FXSC is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

Provides a portable network connectivity solution for mobile professionals, to access a fiber network through the USB port on their laptop or tablet

Ideal for secure network connectivity - a direct fiber connection means no electronic interference, which can be a problem with RJ45 network cards

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type USB 2.0
Chipset ID ASIX Electronics - AX88772C
Industry Standards IEEE802.3x 100BASE-FX
IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging
Interface Fiber Ethernet
Ports 1
Performance
Compatible Networks 1000 Mbps (1 Gbps)
DDM No
Max Distance 2 km (1.2 mi)
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 100 Mbps
Promiscuous Mode Yes
Type Multi Mode
Wavelength 1310nm
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Female
1 - Fiber Optic SC Female
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows® Server 2008, 2012, 2106
macOS 10.9 - 10.13
Linux® kernel 3.5 to 4.11.x, LTS versions only
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Power
1 - Link/Activity
Power
Power Source USB-Powered
Environmental
Humidity 5% ~ 90% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C ~ 60°C (32° ~ 140°F)
Storage Temperature -10° ~ 70°C (14° ~ 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length 7.7 in [195 mm]
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Height 0.8 in [20 mm]
Product Length 10.2 in [260 mm]
Product Weight 3.5 oz [100 g]
Product Width 2.2 in [55 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 4.2 oz [120 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - network adapter
1 - quick-start guide
Max Transfer Distance 2 km (1.2 mi)

Compatibility

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Windows® 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows® Server 2008, 2012, 2106
macOS 10.9 - 10.13
Linux® kernel 3.5 to 4.11.x, LTS versions only

Certifications

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