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AOpen 10/100Mbps Rack-MountableSwitchAOW-216(16-port)AOW-224(24-port)

User’ s Guide

OpenLink™ To AOpen

AOpen OpenRack Series

The OpenRack Series by AOpen are easy-to-install,costeffective, and high performance16/24-port10/100Mbps RackMountable Hubs/Switches, which are designed for workgroup, department, or backbone computing environments at small to medium size business.

AOH-216

AOpen 16-port10/100MbpsRack-MountableStackable Fast Ethernet Hub

AOH-224

AOpen 24-port10/100MbpsRack-MountableStackable Fast Ethernet Hub

AOW-216

AOpen 16-port10/100MbpsRack-MountableFast Ethernet Switch

AOW-224

AOpen 24-port10/100MbpsRack-MountableFast Ethernet Switch

FCC Warning

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the regulations for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with this user’ s guide, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.

CE Mark Warning

This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.

P/N:6012-1001600

TABLE OFCONTENTS

PACKING CONTENTS...........................................................

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ABOUT THIS GUIDE ..............................................................

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OVERVIEW .............................................................................

1

INTRODUCTION .....................................................................

2

FAST ETHERNET TECHNOLOGY.................................................

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SWITCHING TECHNOLOGY ........................................................

2

FEATURES..............................................................................

3

HARDWARE INSTALLATION.................................................

4

RACK MOUNTING ....................................................................

5

100BASE-FXMODULE INSTALLATION........................................

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HARDWARE DESCRIPTION ..................................................

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FRONT PANEL.........................................................................

9

REAR PANEL ........................................................................

10

LED INDICATORS ..................................................................

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CONNECTING THE SWITCH................................................

13

PC TO SWITCH .....................................................................

13

HUB TO SWITCH....................................................................

13

A. 10BASE-THub ............................................................

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B. 100BASE-TXHub........................................................

14

HUB WITHOUT UPLINK (MDI-II)PORT ......................................

14

A. Using straight cable .....................................................

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B. Using crossover cable..................................................

15

SWITCH TO SWITCH (OTHER DEVICES) .....................................

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A. Using straight cable .....................................................

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B. Using crossover cable..................................................

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PORT SPEED & DUPLEX MODE ...............................................

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION..............................................

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APPENDIX A: RJ-45PIN SPECIFICATION ..........................

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PACKING CONTENTS

Open the shipping cartons and carefully unpacks its contents. The carton should contain the following items:

One 19” AOpen 16/24-port10/100MRack-MountableSwitch

One AC power cord

Four rubber feet to be used for shock cushioning

Screws and two mounting brackets

User’ s Guide

If any item is found missing or damaged, please contact your local reseller for replacement.

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ABOUTTHISGUIDE

This manual provides all the information you need of how to install and operate AOpen Rack-Mountable10/100M Fast Ethernet Switch(AOW-216/AOW-224)

Overview

Chapter 1, Introduction. Describes the Switch and its features.

Chapter 2, Hardware Description Explicates the front panel, rear panel and LED indicators of the Switch.

Chapter 3, Connecting the Switch. Explains how you can connect the Switch to your Ethernet network.

Chapter 4, Technical Specifications. Lists the technical (general, physical and environmental, and performance) specifications of the Switch.

Appendix B, RJ-45 Pin Specification. Depicts theRJ-45receptacle/connector and the straight and crossover cable connector.

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INTRODUCTION

This chapter describes the features of the AOpen RackMountable switch and some background information about switching technology.

Fast Ethernet Technology

A number of high-speedLAN technologies have been proposed to provide greater bandwidth and improve client/server response times. Among them,100BASE-T(Fast Ethernet) provides anon-disruptive,smooth evolution from the current10BASE-Ttechnology. 100Mbps Fast Ethernet is a new standard specified by the IEEE 802.3 LAN committee. It is an extension of the 10Mbps Ethernet standard with the ability to transmit and receive data at 100Mbps, while maintaining the CSMA/CD Ethernet protocol. Since the 100Mbps Fast Ethernet is compatible with all other 10Mbps Ethernet environments, it provides a straightforward upgrade and takes advantage of the existing investment in hardware, software, and personnel training.

Switching Technology

Switching is a cost-effectiveway of increasing the total network capacity available to users on a local area network. A switch increases capacity and decreases network loading by dividing a local area network into differentsegments, which don’ t compete with each other for network transmission capacity.

The switch acts as a high-speedselective bridge between the individual segments. Without interfering with any other

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