The Monoprice 16-port Fast Ethernet Switch is a professional networking switch that conforms to the IEEE802.3 10Base-T Ethernet and IEEE802.3u 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet standards. The 16-port design has a 3.2 Gbps backplane bandwidth and thus is perfect for use as a terminal switch for a large workgroup or as an intermediate switch to support a large workgroup with a throughput connection to additional switches or hubs.
This medium-sized device is designed for desktop use, but can be stacked to provide additional LAN ports within a small area. The switch includes sixteen RJ-45 LAN jacks on the back and sixteen corresponding green link/activity status LEDS on the front panel. The switch is powered by an included AC adapter and a green LED on the front panel indicates when power is applied.
Installation is as simple as plugging the unit into the power adapter and inserting Cat5/Cat5e STP or UTP cables into the ports on the back. The switch automatically detects the use of straight (MDI) or crossover (MDIX) cables and switches the connection to whichever is needed for the connected device. Therefore any of the sixteen ports can be connected to the upstream hub or router and the others connected to downstream PCs, hubs, or other switches.
This Monoprice switch has an integrated 4K MAC address table and supports MAC address auto-learning and auto-aging. It also supports NWAY auto-negotiation and UPnP, and automatically chooses the best connectivity mode.
With all speeds, connections, and functions automatically configured and supported, there is no manual configuration or setup required. Simply plug it in and start using it right away!