Connect two Win 7 computers directly using fiber and no switch


I want fast file transfers between Win 7 computers using fiber optics, but I don't want the expense of buying a fiber switch.

Can I buy two fiber expansion cards and connect the computers with a fiber cable directly? I know a crossover cable is required to do this using Ethernet. Is there a crossover-type issue with fiber, and if so will the cards do the conversion?

Best Answer

It may be possible but the cost of the cards may be prohibitive. Copper will give you gigabit and so will most common fiber cards. Once you move into the faster fiber (8-10gbit), the cost will jump. What speed are you trying to attain?