I have a 3COM 3300 FX fiber switch that can go as high as 100 FDx and is point-to-point fiber connected with an HP 2626 that is set to run at 1000FDx with not other options. Can anyone help explain to me if this will work?
The HP2626 would be perfectly used as a core switch. 24 ports could point it all over the house. The fiber switch would be great for long runs in a home, say putting it upstairs or in an attic and not having to worry about wire lengths. From there use it with a media converter to serve that level or multiple levels with it's onboard RJ45 switched ports, or a separate switch.
You could also use it between households, or if you have a remote garage not attached to the house but wanted wired network point.
It's a bit much horsepower for home use, but I'd buy it for a dollar and have fun with it. The 2600 is really the winner here. The 3300 fiber switch is a bonus.