by October 1, 2004 0 comments



With the huge amount of data that an enterprise needs to handle these days, chances of the network getting choked with traffic, are high, especially in the segments, to which the servers are connected. A solution to this is to replace the 10/100 Mbps switches with 1000 Mbps-Gigabit switches, where the servers are connected. D-Link 16-port Gigabit Ethernet switch is here for such needs. It is ideal for power users, in environments that handle large bandwidth-intensive file transfers such as graphics, CAD, or multimedia. You can just plug-and-play and the switch does not require any configuration. The ports are auto-negotiating to select 10/100/1000 Mbps and full/half duplex connection speeds according to the link speed and type of the connecting devices. It also has Universal UTP cable recognition for auto straight-through or crossover-cable detection.

The switch features a non-blocking switching architecture that filters and forwards packets at full-wire speed for maximum throughput. Other features are address learning and aging, 802.3X flow control for full-duplex mode, and back pressure flow control. It has a compact 1RU height design and can be rack mounted in a 19″ rack. It has LEDs for error diagnostics, which display status and activity. Every port also supports a cable diagnostic feature that helps to detect cable-related problems.

The bottom line: The switch is ideal for quick adding of Gigabit Ethernet LAN functionality to your servers, network backbone connections or workgroups.

Anoop Mangla

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