Optical Conversion Not Working, Please Help

Like the title says I’m having some trouble with my optical setup. I just got the last gadgets last night and hooked everything up this morning. I’m not sure where I’ve gone wrong and hoping to find some guidance. Here are the items I ordered. 






I’m using Audioquest Cinnamon Ethernet cable on each side. This was a used purchase so I don’t know for certain if they work or not.  

The converter on the router sides light indicators have the 1000m, TP, and power lit up. The TP light is solid not flashing. The manual states network connecting for solid and data transmitting for a flashing light. The converter on the r26 side shows the same thing except the 100m light is lit instead of the 1000m. 

It seems that my optical connection is where the problem is. I’m just not sure if I ordered incompatible items or if maybe one of them is faulty. I guess there’s the possibility that I hooked things up wrong but it seems pretty straightforward in that regard. Hopefully you guys can get me straightened out. I was really juiced to hook everything up this morning and hear what the fuss was about, but then nothing.






Are the Finisar SFPs compatible with the 10Gtek FMCs? Looks like 10Gtek is Cisco compatible. Finisar isn't compatible with Cisco, though, so that may be the issue. I don't think 10Gtek is compatible with both Cisco and Finisar. 


Thanks toro. Do you know of a pair of converters that would be compatible with the Finisar cable and modules? 

Someone with more knowledge will hopefully provide a suggestion in regards to the FMCs. Ironically, I did a deep dive on optical last night. I found threads from WhatsBestForum (here, here, and here) pretty helpful, as well as some from Audiophile Style.

I think the question I have as a follow-up for the community is whether or not that "active" optical cable may also be causing an issue - I candidly don’t know, but I vaguely remember reading this as an issue in one of the threads above.

Like you, I’m still learning while regurgitating some of the information I had been reading last night. I'm pretty confident more members will contribute to help figure this out. As a side note, I've found one of the easier paths is looking at Small Green Computer's solutions, which can be found here and here