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  1. How do I get full-duplex connection?
    The network card must support full-duplex operation. In addition, workstations and/or servers must directly connect with ports on the switch....
  2. Are TRENDnet switches capable of running 10Mbps or 100Mbps?
    Yes. All TRENDnet switches support either 10Mbps or 100Mbps connection. Each port performs N-way auto negotiation that determines line speed at the time of connection....
  3. What is the maximum fiber optic cable length for cascading between a switch and a Fast Ethernet Hub with media converters?
    400 meters (or about 1,200 feet).
  4. What is the maximum fiber optic cable length for cascading between Fast Ethernet hubs with media converters?
    400 meters (or about 1,200 feet).
  5. What is the maximum cable length for cascading two Fast Ethernet hubs?
    5 meters (or about 15 feet).
  6. What is the maximum fiber optic cable length for cascading between switches with media converters?
    2 kilometers (or about 6,000 feet) for a full-duplex fiber optic media converter.400 meters (or about 1,200 feet) for a half-duplex fiber optic media converter....
  7. What is the maximum cable length for cascading between a switch and a hub?
    100 meters (or about 300 feet). The cascaded hub can be 10Mbps, 100Mbps, or 10/100Mbps dual-speed hub....
  8. What is the maximum cable length for cascading between switches?
    100 meters (or about 300 feet).
  9. What is the cabling requirement for switches and Fast Ethernet hubs?
    Category 5 cable certified to run at 100Mbps.
  10. What can I do if more ports are needed on the switch?
    Switches can be cascaded through their RJ-45 ports. Theoretically, there is no limit as to number of switches that can be cascaded.Alternatively the TE100-S1616 and TE100-S2424 can be stacked by using stacking ports at the back of the switch....
  11. Which packet forwarding method does TRENDnet switches use?
    All TRENDnet switches utilize store-and-forward method.
  12. What is the advantage of using a full-duplex connection?
    At first glance, the advantage of a full-duplex operation seems marginal because most workstations seem to receive much more traffic than they transmit; the "additional" channel will be idle much of the time. However, a lot of invisible acknowledgement and housekeeping traffic occurs on most network...
  13. What is a full-duplex connection?
    Full-duplex operation is a dedicated connection that does not need to detect for collision. Such connection can freely receive and transmit at the same time. If incoming and outgoing traffic is perfectly balanced, the throughput on existing cables could be as high as 20Mbps for Ethernet and 200Mbps ...
  14. Will switches improve overall network performance?
    Yes. If a network begins to display symptoms of congestion, low throughput, slow response time, and high rates of collision, incorporating switches will improve overall network performance. Switches segment traffic on one port from traffic on the others. Therefore, workstations and servers that prod...
  15. What are the benefits of using switches in a network?
    By adding switches in a network or using switches instead of hubs, overall network performance is dramatically increased. Hubs are repeaters; they repeat frames to all ports on the network. Only the intended network device will receive given frames, while all other devices must pause until a transmi...
  16. Cut-Through and Store-and-Forward
    What is the difference between "cut-through" and "store-and-forward" methods?
    The "cut-though" method begins forwarding a frame as soon as they read the destination address. This way, it helps to reduce the latency, or delay, for a forwarding operation. On the other hand, cut-through switches pass bad frames along. The "store-and-forward" method uses cyclic redundancy check (...
  17. What is Auto-MDIX?
    Auto-MDIX describes a switch's port that connects to other networking devices with either a straight through CAT5 cable or a cross-over CAT 5 cable. Since the TE100-S16/24/32plus support Auto-MDIX for all ports, you can use either a cross-over cable or a straight-through cable to connect with other ...