Cisco Switch 24 Port GigaBit Mag SRW2024-K9-EU
.24 RJ-45 ports for 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-TX connections
.Supports half duplex and full duplex modes
.Autonegotiation support on all ports
.Auto MDI/MDI-X support on all ports for easy cable detection
.Efficient MAC Address learning engine supports up to 32K MAC Addresses
.Provides store-and-forward forwarding scheme
.Fits in standard 19-inch rack using included rack-mount kit
.Two miniGBIC ports for easy expansion to other miniGBIC equipped switches
This chapter will explain how to connect network devices to the Switch. The following diagram shows a typical network configuration.
When you connect your network devices, make sure you don’t exceed the maximum cabling distance of 100 meters (328 feet).
The Switch provides full-duplex support for its RJ-45 ports. Full-duplex operation allows data to be sent and received simultaneously, doubling a port’s potential data throughput. If you will be using the Switch in full-duplex mode, the maximum cable length using Category 5 cable is 328 feet
(100 meters). 1000BASE-T Cable Requirements
All Category 5 UTP cables that are used for 100Base-TX connections should also work for 1000Base-T, providing that all four wire pairs are connected. However, it is recommended that for all critical connections, or any new cable installations, Category 5e (enhanced Category 5) or Category 6 cable should be used. The Category 5e specification includes test parameters that are only recommendations for Category 5. Therefore, the first step in preparing existing Category 5 cabling for running 1000Base-T is a simple test of the cable installation to be sure that it complies with the IEEE 802.3ab standards
Positioning the Switch
Before you choose a location for the Switch, observe the following guidelines:
Make sure that the Switch is accessible and that the cables can be connected easily
. Keep cabling away from sources of electrical noise, power lines, and fluorescent lighting fixtures.
Position the Switch away from water and moisture sources.
To ensure adequate air flow around the Switch, be sure to provide a minimum clearance of two inches (50mm).
Do not stack free-standing Switches more than four units high