Will a single mode connector work on multi-mode cable?
Single mode and multimode fiber cables are quite different when it comes to size, light source, signal, and so on. So, they definitely are not interchangeable, and compatibility issues can occur when you try to connect a single mode fiber optic connector to a multimode network. However, that does not make this combination impossible. Yes, it is possible to connect two devices with a single fiber at one end and multimode at the other. Single mode cables are typically useful for long geographical distances. Using a combination of single mode and multimode cables may be useful in the long run, and can help save on costs and excessive wiring when you plan to extend your network in the future.