Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Netgear GBICShort for Gigabit Interface Converter, GBIC is a hot-swappable networking component that enables a router, switch, or other network device to have support for different connections. For example, a network router may have a blade that supports different GBICs, meaning the user can use different fiber connections, copper connections, or other network connections. The picture is an example of a single 10000BASE-SX NETGEAR GBIC module.

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