StarTech USB 2.0 to Fiber Optic Converter - 100BaseFX SC

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263690
MPN:
US100A20FXSC
$369.87
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Connect to a 100Mbps fiber optic network through your laptop’s USB-A port - USB to 100Mbps Fiber Network Adapter - 100Base-FX SC

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 RJ45 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.

Max Transfer Distance2 km (1.2 mi)
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s)Fiber Optic SC Female
USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Female
Environmental
Humidity5% ~ 90% RH
Operating Temperature0°C ~ 60°C (32° ~ 140°F)
Storage Temperature-10° ~ 70°C (14° ~ 158°F)
Hardware
Bus TypeUSB 2.0
Chipset IDASIX Electronics - AX88772C
Industry StandardsIEEE802.3x 100BASE-FX
IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging
InterfaceFiber Ethernet
Ports1
Indicators
LED IndicatorsLink/Activity
Power
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight120 g [4.2 oz]
Performance
Compatible Networks1000 Mbps (1 Gbps)
DDMNo
Fiber TypeMulti Mode
Max Distance2 km (1.2 mi)
Maximum Data Transfer Rate100 Mbps
Promiscuous ModeYes
Wavelength1310nm
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length195 mm [7.7 in]
ColorBlack
Enclosure TypePlastic
Product Height20 mm [0.8 in]
Product Length260 mm [10.2 in]
Product Weight100 g [3.5 oz]
Product Width55 mm [2.2 in]
Power
Power SourceUSB-Powered
Software
OS CompatibilityWindows® 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
What's in the Box
Included in Packagenetwork adapter
quick-start guide

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity technology The technology that enables connectivity of the device, e.g. wired or wireless.
Wired
Host interface Interface that enables a host controller to communicate with a driver.
USB
Interface Interface ports to connect pieces of equipment. USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the most popular wired interface to connect peripherals. USB 2.0 supports speeds up to 480 Mbit/s (USB 1: 12 Mbit/s). The interface FireWire is also known as the IEEE 1394 standard. Enhanced IDE (EIDE)is sometimes referred to as Fast ATA, Fast IDE or ATA-2.
Fiber
Fiber ports quantity The number of sockets (ports) for fibers (cables).
1
Fiber optic connector This terminates the end of an optical fiber, and enables quicker connection and disconnection than splicing. The connectors mechanically couple and align the cores of fibers so light can pass. Better connectors lose very little light due to reflection or misalignment of the fibers. In all there have been about 100 types of optic fiber connectors produced.
SC
USB version Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard developed in the mid-1990s that defines the interface used for connection, communication and power supply between computers and electronic devices. Every new version - for example 1.1, 2.0, 3.0 - is much faster than the previous one.
2.0

Network

Maximum data transfer rate The maximum speed with which data can be transmitted from one device to another.
1000 Mbit/s
Networking standards The way in which the network is working, e.g. IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g.
IEEE 802.1Q,IEEE 802.3x
Fiber ethernet cabling technology
100BASE-FX
Wake-on-LAN ready
VLAN tagging
Maximum operating distance The maximum distance from which you can operate the device.
2000 m

Design

Product colour The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Black
Internal The product is built in.
Chipset Set of electronic components in an integrated circuit that manages the data flow between the processor, memory and peripherals. It is usually found in the motherboard of a computer. Chipsets are usually designed to work with a specific family of microprocessors. Because it controls communications between the processor and external devices, the chipset plays a crucial role in determining system performance.
ASIX Electronics - AX88772C
Plug and Play Indicates whether this product supports is "plug and play". Plug and play is hardware or software that, after being installed ("plugged in"), can immediately be used ("played with"), as opposed to hardware or software which requires configuration.
LED indicators
Activity,Link,Power
RoHS compliance The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive aims to restrict certain dangerous substances commonly used in electrical and electronic equipment. Any RoHS compliant product is tested for the presence of Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent chromium (Hex-Cr), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). PBB and PBDE are flame retardants used in several plastics. For Cadmium and Hexavalent chromium, there must be less than 0.01% of the substance by weight at raw homogeneous materials level. For Lead, PBB, and PBDE, there must be no more than 0.1% of the material, when calculated by weight at raw homogeneous materials. Any RoHS compliant component must have 100 ppm or less of mercury and the mercury must not have been intentionally added to the component. In the EU, some military and medical equipment are exempt from RoHS compliance.
Certification
CE, FCC

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T) The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
0 - 60 °C
Storage temperature (T-T) The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-10 - 70 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 90%

System requirements

Windows operating systems supported Windows vesions wich can be used with the device.
Windows 10,Windows 10 Education,Windows 10 Education x64,Windows 10 Enterprise,Windows 10 Enterprise x64,Windows 10 Home,Windows 10 Home x64,Windows 10 IOT Core,Windows 10 Pro,Windows 10 Pro x64,Windows 7,Windows 7 Enterprise,Windows 7 Enterprise x64,Windows 7 Home Basic,Windows 7 Home Basic x64,Windows 7 Home Premium,Windows 7 Home Premium x64,Windows 7 Professional,Windows 7 Professional x64,Windows 7 Starter,Windows 7 Starter x64,Windows 7 Ultimate,Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 7 x64,Windows 8,Windows 8 Enterprise,Windows 8 Enterprise x64,Windows 8 Pro,Windows 8 Pro x64,Windows 8 x64,Windows 8.1,Windows 8.1 Enterprise,Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64,Windows 8.1 Pro,Windows 8.1 Pro x64,Windows 8.1 x64
Mac operating systems supported Mac operating systems e.g. OS X can be used with the device.
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra,Mac OS X 10.13 High Sierra,Mac OS X 10.14 Mojave,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Linux operating systems supported 8 RT. Linux (9.4, 9.5), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 (supported with a pre-built package); SUSE Linux (10.3, 11.0, 11, 11.1, 11.2), Fedora (9, 9.0, 10, 10.0, 11.0, 11, 12, 12.0), Ubuntu (8.04, 8.04.1, 8.04.2, 8.10, 9.04, 9.10, 10.04), Debian (5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.0.3)
Server operating systems supported
Windows Server 2008,Windows Server 2012,Windows Server 2016

Weight & dimensions

Width The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
55 mm
Depth The distance from the front to the back of something.
260 mm
Height The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
20 mm
Weight Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
100 g

Packaging data

Package width The distance from one side of the packaging to the other.
52 mm
Package depth The distance from the front to the back of the packaging.
270 mm
Package height The distance from the top to the bottom of the packaging.
30 mm
Package weight Weight of the packaged product.
52 g

Other features

Housing material What the casing of the product is made of.
Plastic
Quick start guide Instructions, either online, as a computer program or in paper form, to allow you to set up and start using the product quickly.
Cable length How long the cable is.
0.195 m
Specifications
SKU 263690
MPN US100A20FXSC
Brand Startech
Product Condition Brand New/Unused
Adapter Type USB Adapter
Warranty Period 2 Years Warranty
Warranty Contact https://www.startech.com/