Atlantis Land 8 ports 10-100-1000Mbps User Manual

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8 ports 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch Layer 2

USER’S GUIDE

The Atlantis Land logo is a registered trademark of Atlants Land SpA. All other names mentioned mat be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Subject to change without notice. No liability for technical errors and/or omissions.

FCC Warning

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits 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.

A02-G8D_ME01(July 2005)

TABLE OFCONTENTS

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

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TERMS .....................................................................................

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OVERVIEW OF THIS USERS GUIDE ............................................

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

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GIGABIT ETHERNET TECHNOLOGY.............................................

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

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

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

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Ports...................................................................................

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Performance features .........................................................

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UNPACKING AND SETUP......................................

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UNPACKING..............................................................................

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SETUP .....................................................................................

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DESKTOP OR SHELF INSTALLATION............................................

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CONNECTING NETWORK CABLE.................................................

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POWER ON ...............................................................................

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IDENTIFYING EXTERNAL COMPONENTS

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

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

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

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PRODUCT SUPPORT .............................................

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS........................

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ABOUTTHISGUIDE

This user’s guide tells you how to install your 8-port10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Switch, how to connect it to your Gigabit Ethernet network.

Terms

For simplicity, this documentation uses the terms “Switch” (first letter upper case) to refer to the 8-port10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Switch, and “switch” (first letter lower case) to refer to all Ethernet switches, including the8-port10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Switch.

Overview of this User’s Guide

Introduction. Describes the Switch and its features.

Unpacking and Setup. Helps you get started with the basic installation of the Switch.

Identifying External Components. Describes the front panel, rear panel, and LED indicators of the Switch.

Connecting the Switch. Tells how you can connect the Switch to your Ethernet network.

Technical Specifications. Lists the technical specifications of the8-port10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Switch.

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INTRODUCTION

This section describes the features of the 8-port10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Switch, as well as giving some background information about Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet and Switching technology.

Gigabit Ethernet Technology

Gigabit Ethernet is an extension of IEEE 802.3 Ethernet utilizing the same packet structure, format, and support for CSMA/CD protocol, full duplex, flow control, and management objects, but with a tenfold increase in theoretical throughput over 100-MbpsFast Ethernet and a hundredfold increase over10-MbpsEthernet. Since it is compatible with all10-Mbpsand100-MbpsEthernet environments, Gigabit Ethernet provides a straightforward upgrade without wasting a company’s existing investment in hardware, software, and trained personnel.

The increased speed and extra bandwidth offered by Gigabit Ethernet is essential to coping with the network bottlenecks that frequently develop as computers and their busses get faster and more users use applications that generate more traffic. Upgrading key components, such as your backbone and servers to Gigabit Ethernet can greatly improve network response times as well as significantly speed up the traffic between your subnets.

Gigabit Ethernet enables fast optical fiber connections to support video conferencing, complex imaging, and similar dataintensive applications. Likewise, since data transfers occur 10 times faster than Fast Ethernet, servers outfitted with Gigabit Ethernet NIC’s are able to perform 10 times the number of operations in the same amount of time.

In addition, the phenomenal bandwidth delivered by Gigabit Ethernet is the most cost-effectivemethod to take advantage of today and tomorrow’s rapidly improving switching and routing internetworking technologies. And with expected advances in the coming years in silicon technology and digital signal processing that will enable Gigabit Ethernet to eventually operate over unshieldedtwisted-pair(UTP) cabling, outfitting your network with a powerful1000-Mbps-capablebackbone/server connection creates a flexible foundation for the next generation of network technology products.

Fast Ethernet Technology

The growing importance of LANs and the increasing complexity of desktop computing applications are fueling the need for high performance networks. 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. The non-

disruptive and smooth evolution nature, and the dominating potential market base, virtually guarantee cost effective and high performance Fast Ethernet solutions in the years to come.

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

Another key development pushing the limits of Ethernet technology is in the field of switching technology. A switch bridges Ethernet packets at the MAC address level of the Ethernet protocol transmitting among connected Ethernet or fast Ethernet LAN segments.

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 making it possible for a local area network to be divided into differentsegments which don’t compete with each other for network transmission capacity, giving a decreased load on each.

The switch acts as a high-speedselective bridge between the individual segments. Traffic that needs to go from one segment to another is automatically forwarded by the switch, without interfering with any other segments. This allows the total network capacity to be multiplied, while still maintaining the same network cabling and adapter cards.

Switching LAN technology is a marked improvement over the previous generation of network bridges, which were characterized by higher latencies. Routers have also been used to segment local area networks, but the cost of a router and the setup and maintenance required make routers relatively impractical. Today’s switches are an ideal solution to most kinds of local area network congestion problems.

Features

The 8-port10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Switch was designed for easy installation and high performance in an environment where traffic on the network and the number of users increase continuously.

Switch features include:

Ports

8 x 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet port

Performance features

Auto MDI/MDI-Xfor each port

Support Full/Half duplex transfer mode for 10 and 100Mbps

Support Full duplex transfer mode for 1000Mbps

Wire speed reception and transmission

Store-and-Forwardswitching method

Supports 4K absolute MAC addresses

Supports 3.5MBit RAM for data buffering

Extensive front-paneldiagnostic LEDs

IEEE 802.3x flow control for full-duplex

Back pressure flow control for half-duplex

UNPACKING ANDSETUP

This chapter provides unpacking and setup information for the Switch.

Unpacking

Open the shipping carton of the Switch and carefully unpack its contents. The carton should contain the following items: