The switch comes with 5 10/100/1000Mbps ports, allowing a small workgroup to communicate between Ethernet and Fast Ethernet connections. These intelligent ports detect network speed and auto-negotiate between 1000BASE-T and 10BASE-T, as well as between full- and half-duplex.
All ports support 802.3x flow control. This function minimizes dropped packets by sending out collision signals when the port's receiving buffer is full. Flow control is available in the full-duplex mode.
All ports support auto-negotiation of MDI/MDIX cross over. This eliminates the need for cross over cables or uplink ports. Any port can simply plug to a server, a hub, or a switch, using the usual straight-through twisted-pair cable.