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This desktop switch offers an inexpensive alternative to fibre optics for the SOHO and small and medium business (SMB). Increasing network loads can be handled with the increased bandwidth of Gigabit Ethernet.
Gigabit connectivity without fibre
The switch provides 8 Gigabit ports in the familiar Ethernet format, so it works seamlessly with existing network cables (Cat5 or higher). Up to 2000 Mbps can be achieved in full-duplex mode, giving workstations bottleneck-free access to server data.
All there is to do is plug the cables into the switch. All ports support both straight-through and crossover cable types, eliminating the need for an uplink port. And with 10/100/1000 Mbps auto-sensing, no configuration is required.
By sensing whether attached devices are ON or OFF and estimating the cable length, the switch is able to adjust its power consumption, for a total saving of up to 40%*. *Figure based on a scenario assuming that PCs are used for 10 hours a day, powered off 14 hours a day and connected to the switch using 20m cables.
Power-saving feature, up to 40%* less power consumption (dlink green version only)
8 Gigabit Ethernet ports
Desktop size, no fan
Highlights of the D-Link 8 Port 10/100/1000 Green Ethernet Gigabit Switch
8 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit ports on Cat. 5
16Gbps switching fabric
Auto MDI/MDIX cross over for all ports
Secure store-and-forward switching scheme
Full/half-duplex for Ethernet/Fast Ethernet speeds
Blazing 2000Mbps full duplex for Gigabit speed
IEEE 802.3x Flow Control
Easily installable on desktop