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LevelOne 

 

FSW-1610TX 
FSW-2410TX

 

 
 

16/24-Port Fast Ethernet Switch 

 

 

User Manual

 

 
 
 
 
 

Version 1.1-0609 

 


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FCC Warning 

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the 
regulations for a Class A 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 A product. In a domestic environment, this product 
may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required 
to take adequate measures. 
 
 

 

 
 
 

                                                               

 

 


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T

A B L E  OF 

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ABOUT THIS GUIDE .................................................... 1

 

P

URPOSE

........................................................................ 1 

T

ERMS

/U

SAGE

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O

VERVIEW OF THIS 

U

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G

UIDE

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INTRODUCTION ........................................................... 2

 

F

AST 

E

THERNET 

T

ECHNOLOGY

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S

WITCHING 

T

ECHNOLOGY

........................................... 3 

F

EATURES

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UNPACKING AND INSTALLATION .......................... 6

 

U

NPACKING

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I

NSTALLATION

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R

ACK 

M

OUNTING

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IDENTIFYING EXTERNAL COMPONENTS ........... 8

 

F

RONT 

P

ANEL

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R

EAR 

P

ANEL

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION................................. 10

 

 

 


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A

B O U T 

T

H I S  

G

U I DE

 

Congratulations on your purchase of 

LevelOne 

FSW-1610/2410TX

 16/24-port 10/100Mbps Auto-negotiation 

Fast Ethernet Switch. This device integrates 100Mbps Fast 
Ethernet and 10Mbps Ethernet network capabilities in a highly 
flexible package. 

Purpose 

This guide discusses how to install your 16/24-port 10/100Mbps Fast 
Ethernet Switch.   

Terms/Usage 

In this guide, the term “

Switch

” (first letter upper case) refers to your 

16/24-Port 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet Switch, and ”

switch

” (first 

letter lower case) refers to other Ethernet switches. 

Overview of this User’s Guide 

Introduction

  Describes the Switch and its features. 

Unpacking and Installation.

  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. 

Technical Specifications.

 Lists the technical (general, physical and 

environmental, and performance) specifications of the Switch. 

 


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I

N T R O D U C T I O N

 

This chapter describes the features of the Switch and some 
background information about Ethernet/Fast Ethernet switching 
technology. 

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-speed LAN technologies 
have been proposed to provide greater bandwidth and improve 
client/server response times.  Among them, 100BASE-T (Fast 
Ethernet) provides a non-disruptive, smooth evolution from the 
current 10BASE-T technology.  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. 

 

 


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Switching Technology 

Another approach to pushing beyond the limits of Ethernet technology 
is the development of switching technology. A switch bridge Ethernet 
packets at the MAC address level of the Ethernet protocol transmitting 
among connected Ethernet or Fast Ethernet LAN segments. 

Switching is a cost-effective way 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 different 

segments

, which don’t compete with each 

other for network transmission capacity. 

The switch acts as a high-speed selective bridge between the 
individual segments.    The switch, without interfering with any other 
segments, automatically forwards traffic that needs to go from one 
segment to another.  By doing this the total network capacity is 
multiplied, while still maintaining the same network cabling and 
adapter cards. 

For Fast Ethernet networks, a switch is an effective way of eliminating 
problems of chaining hubs beyond the “two-repeater limit.” A switch 
can be used to split parts of the network into different collision 
domains, making it possible to expand your Fast Ethernet network 
beyond the 205-meter network diameter limit for 100BASE-TX 
networks.    Switches supporting both traditional 10Mbps Ethernet and 
100Mbps Fast Ethernet are also ideal for bridging between the 
existing 10Mbps networks and the new 100Mbps networks. 

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, the setup and maintenance required 
make routers relatively impractical.  Today switches are an ideal 

 


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solution to most kinds of local area network congestion problems. 

Features 

The Switch were designed for easy installation and high performance 
in an environment where traffic on the network and the number of 
user increase continuously. 

 

The Switch with its rack size is specifically designed for middle to 
large workgroups. The Switch provides immediate access to a rapidly 
growing network through a wide range of user-reliable functions. 

The Switch is ideal for deployment with multiple high-speed servers 
for shared bandwidth 10Mbps or 100Mbps workgroups. With the 
highest bandwidth 200Mbps (100Mbps full-duplex mode), any port 
can provide workstations with a congestion-free data pipe for 
simultaneous access to the server. 

 

The Switch is expandable by cascading two or more switches together.   
As all ports support 200Mbps, the Switch can be cascaded from any 
port and to any number of switches. 

The Switch is a perfect choice for site planning to upgrade to Fast 
Ethernet in the future.  Ethernet workgroups can connect to the 
Switch now, and change adapters and hubs anytime later without 
needing to change the Switch or reconfigure the network. 

 

The Switch combine dynamic memory allocation with 
store-and-forward switching to ensure that the buffer is effectively 
allocated for each port, while controlling the data flow between the 
transmit and receive nodes to guarantee against all possible packet 
loss. 

 


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The Switch is an unmanaged 10/100 Fast Ethernet Switch that offers 
solutions in accelerating small Ethernet workgroup bandwidth. Other 
key features are: 

 

16/24-Port 10/100BASE Ethernet Switch with RJ-45 
connectors 

 

Support Auto-negotiation for speed and duplex modes 
for each port 

 

Supports Auto-MDI/MDI-X for each port   

 

Wire speed reception and transmission 

 

Store-and-Forward switching method 

 

Integrated address Look-Up Engine, supports 8K 
absolute MAC addresses 

 

Supports 1.25Mbits RAM for data buffering   

 

Front-panel diagnostic LEDs 

 

IEEE 802.3x flow control for full-duplex 

 

Back pressure flow control for half-duplex 

 

Standard 19” Rack-mountable size 

 


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U

N PA C K I N G  A N D  

I

N S TA L L AT I O N

 

This chapter provides unpacking and setup information for 
FSW-1610/2410TX. 

Unpacking 

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

 

One FSW-1610/2410TX 

 

One AC power cord, suitable for your area’s electrical 
power connections 

 

Four rubber feet to be used for shock cushioning 

 

Screws and two mounting brackets 

 

This User Manual 

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

Installation 

The site where you install the Switch stack may greatly affect its 
performance. When installing, consider the following pointers: 

Install the Switch in a fairly cool and dry place.    See 

Specifications

 

for the acceptable temperature and humidity operating ranges. 
Install the Switch in a site free from strong electromagnetic field 
generators (such as motors), vibration, dust, and direct exposure to 
sunlight. 
 
Leave at least 10cm of space at the front and rear of the hub for 
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Install the Switch on a sturdy, level surface that can support its weight, 
or in an EIA standard-size equipment rack.    For information on rack 
installation, see the next section, 

Rack Mounting.

 

When installing the Switch on a level surface, attach the rubber feet to 
the bottom of each device.  The rubber feet cushion the hub and 
protect the hub case from scratching. 

Rack Mounting 

The switch can be mounted in an EIA standard-size, 19-inch rack, 
which can be placed in a wiring closet with other equipment.    Attach 
the mounting brackets at the switch’s front panel (one on each side), 
and secure them with the provided screws. 

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Then, use screws provided with the equipment rack to mount each 
switch in the rack. 

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D E N T I F Y I NG 

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C

O M P O N E N T S

 

This section identifies all the major external components of 
FSW-1610/2410TX.   

Front Panel 

The figure below shows the front panels of the switch.   

 

FSW-2410TX 24-port 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet Switch 

 

LED Indicator Panel 

Refer to the detailed information about each of the switch’s LED 
indicators. 

 

Power  (PWR) 

This indicator lights green when the switch is receiving power, 
otherwise, it is off. 

 

Link / Activity ( green ) 

This indicator light green when the port is connected to a    Fast 
Ethernet or Ethernet station, if the indicator blinking green will be 
transmission or received data . 

 

100Mbps ( green ) 

This LED indicator light green when the port is    connected to a 
100Mbps Fast Ethernet station. Otherwise, the LED is off when the 
port is connected to 10Mbps Ethernet station.   

 

 

 


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Twisted-Pair Ports 

These ports supports automatic MDI/MDIX crossover detection 
function gives true ‘plug and play’ capability without the need of 
confusing crossover cables or crossover ports. 

With the Auto-MDI function, you just need to plug-in the network 
cable to the hub directly and no need to care if the end node is NIC 
(Network Interface Card) or switches and hubs. 

 

Rear Panel 

AC Power Connector

 

AC Power Connector   

This is a three-pronged connector that supports the power cord. Plug 
in the female connector of the provided power cord into this connector, 
and the male into a power outlet. Supported input voltages range from 
100-240 AC at 50-60Hz.Technical Specification. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


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T

E C H NI CA L 

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P E CI F I C AT I O N

 

General 

Standards 

IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T Ethernet 

IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet 

Protocol CSMA/CD 

Data Transfer 

Rate 

Ethernet: 10Mbps (half duplex), 20Mbps (full-duplex) 

Fast Ethernet: 100Mbps (half duplex), 200Mbps (full- duplex) 

Topology Star 

Network Cables 

10BASET: 2-pair UTP Cat. 3,4,5, EIA/TIA- 568 100-ohm STP 

100BASE-TX: 2-pair UTP Cat. 5, EIA/TIA-568 100-ohm STP 

Number of 

Ports 

16/24 x 10/100Mbps Auto-MDI ports 

Physical and Environmental

 

AC inputs 

100 to 240 VAC, 50 or 60 Hz internal universal power supply 

Power 

Consumption 

FSW-1610TX    6 watts. (max.) 
FSW-2410TX    6.4 watts. (max.) 

Temperature Operating: 

0

°

 ~ 40

°

 C, Storage: -10

°

 ~ 70

°

 C 

Humidity 

Operating: 10% ~ 90%, Storage: 5% ~ 90% 

Dimensions 

440 x 140 x 44 mm (W x H x D) 

EMI 

FCC Class A, CE Mark Class A 

Performance

 

Transmits 

Method 

Store-and-forward 

RAM Buffer 

1.25Mbits per device 

Filtering 

Address Table 

8K entries per device 

Packet 

Filtering/Forwar

ding Rate 

10Mbps Ethernet: 14,880/pps 
100Mbps Fast Ethernet: 148,800/pps 

MAC Address 

Learning 

Automatic update