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Product Line: Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series
Product Type: Fast Ethernet Line Card
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Product Description

The WS-X4148-FX-MT is equipped with 48 MT-RJ connectors supporting 100BASE-FX standards, capable of extending connections up to 1.2 miles (2 km) over Multimode Fiber. It features status and link indicators that display green for operational and red for faulty conditions, ensuring easy monitoring. Designed for high-demand environments, it is ideal for server farms and switch-to-switch applications, aligning with IEEE 802.3 standards to facilitate Fast Ethernet Fiber to the Home (FTTX) services.

FAQs for the WS-X4148-FX-MT

  • What is the maximum distance supported by the device for data transmission?
    The device supports data transmission up to 1.2 miles (2 km) over multimode fiber.
  • How many ports does the device have?
    The device features 48 ports.
  • What type of connectors does the device use?
    It uses MT-RJ connectors for connections.
  • Can you explain the status indicators on the device?
    Status indicators show green for operational and red for faulty conditions.
  • What network standard does the device comply with?
    The device complies with the IEEE 802.3 standard.
  • What is the primary application of this networking device?
    It's primarily used in server farms and for switch-to-switch applications.
  • What does the link indicator signify on the device?
    The link indicator shows green for operational and red for faulty connections.
  • What type of network service is the device designed for?
    It's designed to run Point-to-Point Fast Ethernet Fiber to the Home (FTTX) services.
  • Is the device suitable for 100BASE-FX networks?
    Yes, the device is suitable for 100BASE-FX networks.
  • What are the operational conditions indicated by the device's status and link lights?
    Green indicates operational status, while red signifies a fault in both status and link lights.

Product Review

The CISCO WS-X4148-FX-MT offers 48 ports with MT-RJ connectors, catering to applications that require Fast Ethernet fiber connections such as server farms and switch-to-switch links. Its support for distances up to 2 km over multimode fiber, aligned with IEEE 802.3 standards, is optimal for service providers implementing point-to-point Fast Ethernet Fiber to the Home (FTTX) solutions. However, the reliance on MT-RJ connectors may limit flexibility in environments where other fiber connector types are predominant, potentially necessitating additional adapters or cable replacements.


The CISCO WS-X4148-FX-MT is a networking blade designed for the Catalyst 4500 series switches, providing high-density, 100BASE-FX connectivity. This module is equipped with 48 ports, each utilizing an MT-RJ connector, tailored for organizations that require reliable fiber optic connections for their network infrastructure. It is particularly well-suited for service providers aiming to deploy point-to-point Fast Ethernet Fiber to the Home (FTTX) solutions, as well as for applications within server farms and for facilitating switch-to-switch connections. This product supports a maximum distance of 1.2 miles (2 km) over multimode fiber, enabling extended network reach without sacrificing signal integrity. Such capability ensures that it can serve a wide range of deployment scenarios, from sprawling campus settings to densely packed data centers, where distance between networking equipment and the end-point devices can be a challenge. The CISCO WS-X4148-FX-MT adheres to the IEEE 802.3 standard, ensuring compatibility with a broad array of networking equipment and adherence to established protocols for Ethernet communications. This adherence promotes seamless integration into existing network infrastructures, simplifying the upgrade process for network administrators seeking to enhance their systems with fiber optic connectivity. Key indicators on the module provide immediate visual feedback on the status of each port. A green status indicates that the port is operational, while a red status points to a fault in the connection. Similarly, the link status is also visually indicated with green showing an active link and red indicating a problem. These indicators are crucial for quick diagnostics and monitoring of network health, allowing for rapid response to any issues that may arise. Key features of the CISCO WS-X4148-FX-MT include: - 48 MT-RJ connectors: This high port density is ideal for environments requiring numerous fiber connections, facilitating efficient use of available space in network cabinets. - Support for 100BASE-FX: Offers reliable, high-speed fiber optic connectivity, suitable for a variety of applications including high-speed internet access and data transfer between servers. - Extended reach over multimode fiber: Capable of supporting connections up to 1.2 miles (2 km), this module helps overcome distance limitations inherent to some networking scenarios. In summary, the CISCO WS-X4148-FX-MT is a versatile and high-capacity network module designed for the Catalyst 4500 series switches. It excels in environments where dependable, fast fiber optic connections are a necessity. Whether deployed for FTTX applications, connecting server farms, or facilitating switch-to-switch links, this module provides the necessary ports, speed, and reach to meet the demands of modern network infrastructures. Its compliance with the IEEE 802.3 standard ensures broad compatibility, while its design features facilitate easy monitoring and troubleshooting, making it an essential component for networks that rely on fiber optic connections.


Part Number and Manufacturer CISCO WS-X4148-FX-MT
Total Ports 48
Connector Type MT-RJ
Speed and Type 100BASE-FX
Maximum Distance 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) via Multimode Fiber
Indicator for System Status Operational: Green, Fault: Red
Link Indicator Active: Green, Inactive: Red
Compliance IEEE 802.3 Standard
Usage Scenario Supports Fast Ethernet Fiber Connections for Home and Direct Server Connections
Primary Uses Data Centers and Inter-Switch Links

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