What switch device has, managed or unmanaged.
A network switch is a computer networking device that links networking segments. A switch has different layers, such as layer 2 (a network bridge, operating at the data link layer, interconnecting a small number of devices) and layer 4 (can act as a firewall, amongst other things).
Quality of Service (QoS) support
Using a website/web application to manage something.
Ports & interfaces
Basic switching RJ-45 Ethernet ports quantity
The number of basic switching RJ-45 Ethernet ports (sockets).
Basic switching RJ-45 Ethernet ports type
The type/category of basic switching RJ-45 Ethernet ports (sockets).
Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Gigabit Ethernet (copper) ports quantity
Combo SFP ports quantity
The way in which the network is working, e.g. IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g.
IEEE 802.1ab,IEEE 802.1D,IEEE 802.1p,IEEE 802.1Q,IEEE 802.1s,IEEE 802.1w,IEEE 802.1x,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3ad,IEEE 802.3af,IEEE 802.3at,IEEE 802.3az,IEEE 802.3i,IEEE 802.3u,IEEE 802.3x
Flow control support
Broadcast storm control
Spanning tree protocol
Head-of-line (HOL) blocking
A Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) consists of a group of computers and switches that can be physically distributed over different networks and buildings, but form one LAN on a logical level.
Number of VLANs
The data transfer capacity of the switch per second.
MAC address table
The MAC address is the ‘Media Access Control Address’. It is a unique address given to a network interface controller (NIC) in a device. A MAC address table shows the addresses in a table format.
Number of queues
Packet buffer memory
Access Control List (ACL)
Security algorithms are used to provide authentication, cipher key generation, integrity and radio link privacy to users on mobile networks. The security algorithms supported are the ones that can be used with this product.
MAC address filtering
Security access control method whereby the 48-bit address assigned to each network card is used to determine access to the network. MAC addresses are uniquely assigned to each card, so using MAC filtering on a network permits and denies network access to specific devices through the use of blacklists and whitelists.
Number of multicast groups filtered
SNMP v1, SNMP v2, SNMP v3
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
UL (UL 60950), CSA (CSA 22.2), CE mark, FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A, C-tick
The amount of memory, usually measured in bytes (e.g. MB, GB), which is installed in the system’s hardware.
Mean time between failures (MTBF)
Statistical model used to indicate product/mechanism reliability; expressed in hours and percentage of duty cycle. This number (in hours) does not indicate the mean time before failure for a single unit/mechanism.
Power supply included
There is a power supply with this product.
AC input voltage
The voltage of the AC electricity that is inputted into the product.
100 – 240 V
AC input frequency
50 – 60 Hz
Power consumption (typical)
Amount of power consumed by this model, often expressed in watts (W). Typical values that manufacturers give are power consumption when off, standby/suspended mode, typical use, maximum usage.
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
The device supports Power over Ethernet (PoE), which is one of several standardized or ad-hoc systems which pass electrical power along with data on Ethernet cabling. This allows a single cable to provide both data connection and electrical power to devices such as wireless access points or IP cameras.
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
0 – 50 °C
Storage temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-20 – 70 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
10 – 90%
Storage relative humidity (H-H)
10 – 90%
The heat generated by the power supply.
Weight & dimensions
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
The distance from the front to the back of something.
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
Quick start guide
Instructions, either online, as a computer program or in paper form, to allow you to set up and start using the product quickly.