Fiber Optic InterRepeater Link


(FOIRL) An older standard of fiber optic guides used for carrying 10 MBps Ethernet. The maximum length of a segment is 1 km. A FOIRL multiport repeater and transceivers are necessary to carry the signal to multiple devices.

The more recent version of Ethernet over fiber optic cables is 10baseFL with a maximum segment length of 2 km.

Last updated: 1998-06-28

fiber optics


US spelling of "fibre optics". See optical fibre.

Last updated: 1997-03-31

Nearby terms:

Fiber Distributed Data InterfaceFiber Optic InterRepeater Linkfiber optics

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