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8-Port 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Switch User Guide
8-Port 10/100/1000Mbps
Gigabit Ethernet Switch
(Desktop)
User Guide
UG-AGIGA8SW-1108
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This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the regulations for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference when
the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with this user's guide, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a
residential area is likely to cause harmful interference, in
which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
CE Mark Warning
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment, this
product may cause radio interference, in which case the user
may be required to take adequate measures.
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Table of Contents
About this Guide ............................................. 4
Terms .......................................................................... 4
Overview of This User Guide .................................. 4
Introduction ...................................................... 5
Gigabit Ethernet Technology ................................... 5
Switching Technology .............................................. 6
Features ...................................................................... 7
Unpacking & Installation ................................ 8
Unpacking ................................................................. 8
Installation ................................................................. 8
External Components ...................................... 9
Front Panel ................................................................. 9
LED Indicator Panel ............................................... 10
Rear Panel ................................................................ 10
Technical Specifications ................................ 12
Technical Support .......................................... 14
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About This Guide
This user's guide tells you how to install your 8-Port
1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet Switch, how to connect it to
your Gigabit Ethernet network.
Terms & Usage
For simplicity, this documentation uses the terms "Switch"
(first letter upper case) to refer to the 8-Port 1000BASE-T
Gigabit Ethernet Switch, and "switch" (first letter lower case)
to refer to all Ethernet switches, including the 8-Port
1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet Switch.
Overview of this User's Guide
This user guide contains the following sections:
Introduction
IntroductionDescribes the Switch and its features.
Unpacking and Installation
InstallationHelps you get started
with the basic installation of the Switch.
Identifying External Components
ComponentsDescribes the
Switch’s front panel, rear panel, and LED indicators.
Technical Specifications
SpecificationsLists the Switch’s technical
(general, physical and environmental, and
performance) specifications.
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Introduction
This section describes the features of the 5-Port 1000BASE-T
Gigabit Ethernet Switch, as well as providing some
background information about Gigabit Ethernet and
switching technology.
Gigabit Ethernet Technology
Gigabit Ethernet is an extension of IEEE 802.3 Ethernet
utilizing the same packet structure, format, and support for
CSMA/CD protocol, full duplex, flow control, and
management objects, but with a tenfold increase in
theoretical throughput over 100Mbps Fast Ethernet and a
hundredfold increase over 10Mbps Ethernet. Since it is
compatible with all 10Mbps and 100Mbps Ethernet
environments, Gigabit Ethernet provides a straightforward
upgrade without wasting a company's existing investment
in hardware, software, and trained personnel.
The increased speed and extra bandwidth offered by
Gigabit Ethernet is essential to coping with the network
bottlenecks that frequently develop as computers and their
busses get faster and more users use applications that
generate more traffic. Upgrading key components, such as
your backbone and servers to Gigabit Ethernet can greatly
improve network response times as well as significantly
speed up the traffic between your subnets.
Gigabit Ethernet supports video conferencing, complex
imaging, and similar data-intensive applications. Likewise,
since data transfers occur 10 times faster than Fast Ethernet,
servers outfitted with Gigabit Ethernet NIC's are able to
perform 10 times the number of operations in the same
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amount of time.
Switching Technology
Another key development pushing the limits of Ethernet
technology is in the field of switching technology. A switch
bridges Ethernet packets at the MAC address level of the
Ethernet protocol transmitting among connected Ethernet
or fast Ethernet LAN segments.
Switching is a cost-effective way of increasing the total
network capacity available to users on a local area network.
A switch increases capacity and decreases network loading
by making it possible for a local area network to be divided
into different segments which don't compete with each
other for network transmission capacity, giving a decreased
load on each.
The switch acts as a high-speed selective bridge between the
individual segments. Traffic that needs to go from one
segment to another is automatically forwarded by the
switch, without interfering with any other segments. This
allows the total network capacity to be multiplied, while still
maintaining the same network cabling and adapter cards.
Switching LAN technology is a marked improvement over
the previous generation of network bridges, which were
characterized by higher latencies. Routers have also been
used to segment local area networks, but the cost of a
router and the setup and maintenance required make
routers relatively impractical. Today's switches are an ideal
solution to most kinds of local area network congestion
problems.
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Features
The 8-Port 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet Switch was
designed for easy installation and high performance in an
environment where traffic on the network and the number
of users increase continuously.
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Eight 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet ports
Supports Auto-Negotiation for 10/100/1000Mbps
and duplex mode
Supports Auto-MDIX for each port
Support Full/Half duplex transfer mode for 20/10 and
200/100Mbps
Support Full duplex transfer mode for 1000Mbps
Full wire speed reception and transmission
Store-and-Forward switching method
Supports 8K absolute MAC addresses
Supports 256KBytes RAM for data buffering
Extensive front-panel diagnostic LEDs
IEEE 802.3x flow control for full-duplex
Back pressure flow control for half-duplex
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Unpacking & Installation
This chapter provides unpacking and setup information for
the Switch.
Unpacking
Open the shipping carton and carefully unpack the contents.
The carton contains the following items:
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One 8-port 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet
Switch
One external power adapter
Four rubber feet to be used for shock cushioning
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If any item is missing or damaged, contact your local
reseller for replacement.
Installation
The site where you install the Switch may greatly affect its
performance. When installing, consider the following
pointers:
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Install the Switch in a fairly cool and dry place. See
Technical Specification for the acceptable operating
temperature and humidity ranges.
Install the Switch in a site free from strong
electromagnetic source, vibration, dust, and direct
sunlight.
Leave at least 10cm of space at the left and right hand
side of the Switch for ventilation.
Visually inspect the DC power jack and make sure that
it is fully secured to the power adapter.
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External Components
This section identifies all the major external components of
the switch. Both the front and rear panel is shown, followed
by a description of each panel's feature.
Front Panel
Figure 1 shows the Switch’s front panel.
Figure 1. Switch Front Panel
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LED Indicator Panel
The LED indicator panel contains the following indicators:
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POWER - This indicator lights green when the Switch is
receiving power, otherwise, it is off.
Link/Act - These LED indicators are lighted up when
there is a secure connection (or link) to the desired port.
The LED indicators blinking whenever there is
reception or transmission (i.e. Activity-Act) of data
occurring at a port.
1000Mbps - These LED indicators are lighted up when
there is a secure connection (or link) to 1000Mbps
Gigabit Ethernet device at the desired port.
100Mbps - These LED indicators are lighted up when
there is a secure connection (or link) to 100Mbps Fast
Ethernet device at the desired port.
When the connection (or link) is 10Mbps, both of
1000Mbps and 100Mbps LED indicators are off.
Rear Panel
Figure 2 shows the Switch’s rear panel. The rear panel
includes the twisted-pair ports and the DC power jack.
Figure 2. Switch Rear Panel
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1000BASE-T Ports
Eight Gigabit Ethernet ports of 10/100/1000Mbps AutoNegotiation interface.
DC Power Jack
Power is supplied through an external AC power adapter.
Check the technical specification section for information
about the AC power input voltage.
Since the switch does not include a power switch,
plugging its power adapter into a power outlet
will immediately power it on.
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Technical Specifications
Tables 1 to 3 provide Switch specifications.
Table 1. General Specifications
Feature
Standards
Description
IEEE 802.3 10 Base-T ethernet
IEEE 802.3a 100 Base-TX fast ethernet
IEEE 802.3ab 1000 Base-T gigabit
IEEE 802.3x flow control
Protocol
CSMA/CD
Data transfer
rate
Ethernet:
Fast Ethernet:
Gigabit Ethernet:
Topology
Star
Network
cables
Ethernet:
Fast Ethernet:
Gigabit Ethernet:
Number of
ports
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10Mbps (Half-duplex)
20Mbps (Full-duplex)
100Mbps (Half-duplex)
200Mbps (Full-duplex)
2000Mbps (Full-duplex)
2-pair UTP Cat. 3,4,5, Unshield
Twisted Pair (UTP )Cable
2-pair UTP Cat. 5, Unshield
Twisted Pair (UTP )Cable
4-pair UTP Cat. 5, Unshield
Twisted Pair (UTP )Cable
8 × 10/100/1000 Mbps auto-MDI/MDI-X ports
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Table 2. Physical & Environmental Specifications
Feature
Specification
DC inputs
5 V, 2.4 A
Power
consumption
11.5 watts (maximum)
Temperature
Operating: 0˚ to 40˚ C
Storage: −10˚ to 55˚ C
Humidity
5 to 95% RH, non-condensing
Dimensions
190 × 38 × 120 mm (W × H × D)
Certification
FCC Class A, CE Mark Class A, VCCI Class A
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Table 3. Performance Specifications
Feature
Specification
Transmission
method
Store-and-forward
RAM buffer
256 Kbytes per device
Filtering
address table
8K entries per device
Packet filtering/
forwarding rate
Full wire speed
MAC address
learning
Self-learning, auto-aging
Technical Support
E-mail: support@airlinkplus.com
Toll Free: 1-888-746-3238
Web Site: www.airlinkplus.com
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