I know that this module can be used in different configurations and I do have it working just fine. But, I have noticed something odd about setting it up that I wanted to ask about. I have a TP Link connected to my network switch converting the ethernet to fiber. That in turn connects to the Optical Module which feeds ethernet to my SOtM streamer. When powering up I do not get communication to the Optical Module. Unplugging and re-plugging connections, or powering up in a different sequence does not help. However, if I disconnect my streamer and plug the internet ethernet cable feeding the network switch directly to the Optical Module it begins to talk immediately. Then, if I disconnect that cable placing it back to feed the switch and reconnect the streamer to that Optical Module it continues to talk and work just fine.
So, am I using this Module 180 degrees out from what was intended with it's design? I understood it to be fully bidirectional without issue.