FS108 Switch


The layout above is from Netgear. Mine is a little different. It goes from a Motorola Modem to a WNDR3700 Router and then to the FS108 switch. The Router has 4 ports and also is Wireless. -But- I have need for more than 4 ports and only one item that is Wireless... therefore, the switch. It is like a Hub but different. A Hub broadcasts to all and the switch knows the addresses of the other equipment. Makes things a little faster.

Also See: Switch vs Hub

Product Specifications

Network Ports:
   # FS108: Eight (8) RJ-45 10/100 Mbps auto speed-sensing UTP ports

Standards Compliance:
   * IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T Ethernet
   * IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet
   * IEEE 802.3x Full-duplex Flow Control

Performance Specifications:
   * Forwarding modes: Store-and-forward
   * Bandwidth:
        # FS108: 1.6 Gbps

Network latency: Less than 20 Ás for 64-byte frames in store-and-forward mode for100 Mbps to 100 Mbps transmission

Buffer memory:
   FS108: 96 B

Address database size:
   FS108: 1,000

Addressing: 48-bit MAC address

Mean time between failures (MTBF):
   FS108: 168,000 hours (~19 years)

Acoustic Noise: 0 dB

Status LEDs:
   * Power
   * Link, speed, and activity indicators built into each
   * RJ-45 port

FS108 Physical Specifications:
   * Dimensions: (w x d x h) 158 x 103 x 27 mm (6.2 x 4.1 x 1.1 in)
   * Weight: 0.49 kg (1.1 lb)



When first plugged in, without anything plugged into the FS108, it automatically starts blinking ALL the select green lights.

All lights will starts blinking everytime the FS108 switch is powered ON. This is a normal process as the switch is checking the status of all its ports during startup.

Please wait 5-10 minutes for this activity to be completed and the port lights will not blink if nothing is connected. If it still blinks without anything connected to the ports then you need to ask the vendor for a replacement... -or- buy a new one.

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