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LevelOne 

 

 
 

8 port Fast Ethernet Switch with 

Two Gigabit port 

 
 
 

User’s Guide 

 

 
 
 
 

 


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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. 

VCCI Warning 

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

          


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T

ABLE OF 

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ONTENTS

 

ABOUT THIS GUIDE

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T

ERMS

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O

VERVIEW OF THIS 

U

SER

G

UIDE

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INTRODUCTION

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G

IGABIT 

E

THERNET 

T

ECHNOLOGY

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F

AST 

E

THERNET 

T

ECHNOLOGY

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S

WITCHING 

T

ECHNOLOGY

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F

EATURES

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Ports

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Performance features

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UNPACKING AND SETUP

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U

NPACKING

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S

ETUP

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D

ESKTOP OR 

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HELF 

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NSTALLATION

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R

ACK 

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NSTALLATION 

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OPTIONAL

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C

ONNECTING 

N

ETWORK 

C

ABLE

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P

OWER ON

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IDENTIFYING EXTERNAL COMPONENTS

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F

RONT 

P

ANEL

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R

EAR 

P

ANEL

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LED

 

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NDICATORS

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

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A

BOUT 

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HIS 

G

UIDE

 

This user’s guide tells you how to install your   LevelOne GSW-
2010T Switch , how to connect it to your network. 

Terms 

For simplicity, this documentation uses the terms “Switch” (first letter 
upper case) to refer to the 10-port 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet 
Switch, and “switch” (first letter lower case) to refer to all Ethernet 
switches, including the 10-port 10/100/1000Mbps 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 

the 8 port Fast Ethernet Switch with Two Gigabit port. 

 
 


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I

NTRODUCTION

 

This section describes the features of the LevelOne GSW-2010T 
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-Mbps Fast Ethernet and a 
hundredfold increase over 10-Mbps Ethernet. Since it is compatible 
with all 10-Mbps and 100-Mbps Ethernet 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 data-intensive 
applications. Likewise, since data transfers occur 10 times faster than 
Fast Ethernet, servers outfitted with Gigabit Ethernet NIC’s are able 


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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-effective method 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 unshielded twisted-pair 
(UTP) cabling, outfitting your network with a powerful 1000-Mbps-
capable backbone/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-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 


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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-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 making it possible for a 
local area network to be divided into different 

segments

 which don’t 

compete with each other for network transmission capacity, giving a 
decreased load on each. 

The switch acts as a high-speed selective 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 
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Features 

The  LevelOne GSW-2010T 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 

 

Two 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet port (port 9 - 10). 

 

Eight 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet ports (port 1 - 8). 

Performance features 

 

Store and forward switching scheme capability to support rate 
adaptation and protocol conversion. 

 

Full duplex to allow two communicating stations to transmit 
and receive at the same time. 

 

Wire-speed data forwarding rate for each port. 

 

Wire-speed data filtering rate for each port. 

 

6K active MAC address entry table per device with automatic 
learning and aging. 

 

256K bits packet buffer per device. 

 

Supports broadcast storm rate filtering. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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U

NPACKING AND 

S

ETUP

 

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: 

 

One 8 port Fast Ethernet Switch with Two Gigabit port 

 

Four rubber feet with adhesive backing 

 

One AC power cord 

 

This User’s Guide 

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

Setup 

The setup of the Switch can be performed using the following steps: 

 

The surface must support at least 5 kg.  

 

The power outlet should be within 1.82 meters (6 feet) of the 
device. 

 

Visually inspect the power cord and see that it is secured fully 
to the AC power connector. 


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Make sure that there is proper heat dissipation from and 
adequate ventilation around the Switch. Do not place heavy 
objects on the Switch. 

Desktop or Shelf Installation 

When installing the Switch on a desktop or shelf, the rubber feet 
included with the device must be first attached. Attach these 
cushioning feet on the bottom at each corner of the device. Allow 
enough ventilation space between the device and the objects around it. 

 

Figure 2-1.   Gigabit Ethernet Switch installed on a Desktop or Shelf 


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Rack Installation (optional) 

The 10-port 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Switch can be 
mounted in an EIA standard size, 19-inch rack, which can be placed 
in a wiring closet with other equipment. To install, attach the 
mounting brackets on the switch’s front panel (one on each side) and 
secure them with the screws provided. 

 

Figure 2- 2A.   Attaching the mounting brackets to the Switch 

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

 

Figure 2-2B.   Installing the Switch in an equipment rack 


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Connecting Network Cable 

The Gigabit Ethernet Switch supports two 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit 
Ethernet ports and eight 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet ports. Port 1 to 
port 8 supports 10Mbps Ethernet or 100Mbps Fast Ethernet. Port 9 to 
port 10 are Gigabit Ethernet port, it supports 10Mbps, 100Mbps and 
1000Mbps. And these ports runs both half duplex and full duplex 
while it’s running in 10Mbps, 100Mbps or 1000Mbps. 
These ports are Auto-MDI type port, these ports can auto transform to 
MDI-II or MDI-X type, so you can just make an easy connection that 
without worrying if you are using a standard or crossover cable. 

Power on 

The  LevelOne GSW-2010T Switch can be used with AC power 
sources 100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz. The Switch’s power supply will 
adjust to the local power source automatically and may be turned on 
without having any or all LAN segment cables connected. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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I

DENTIFYING 

E

XTERNAL 

C

OMPONENTS

 

This chapter describes the front panel, rear panel and LED indicators 
of the Switch 

Front Panel 

The front panel of the Switch consists of 8 10/100Mbps Ethernet 
ports, 2 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet port, and LED indicators. 

 

Figure 3-1.  Front panel view of the 10-port 10/100Mbps Gigabit 

Ethernet Switch 

 

Two 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports (port 9 -10). 

 

Eight 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet ports (port 1 - 8). 

 

Comprehensive LED indicators that display the conditions of 
the Switch and status of the network. A description of these 
LED indicators follows (see 

LED Indicators

). 

 


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Rear Panel 

The rear panel of the Switch consists of an AC power connector. The 
following shows the rear panel of the Switch. 

 

Figure 3-2.  Rear panel view of the 10-port 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit 

Ethernet Switch 

 

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 
VAC at 50 - 60 Hz. 

LED Indicators 

The LED indicators of the Switch include Power, SPEED, LINK/ACT 
and FDX/COL. The following shows the LED indicators for the 
Switch along with an explanation of each indicator. 


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Figure 3-4.  The 10-port 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Switch 

LED indicators 

 

POWER

  After turning on the power, the Power indicator on 

the front panel should light to indicate the Switch is receiving  
power. 

 

SPEED

  The indicator lights amber when the port is connected 

to 1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet station, and the indicator lights 
green when the port is connected to 100Mbps Fast Ethernet 
station. Otherwise, this indicator remains off when the port is 
connected to a 10Mbps Ethernet station. 

 

LINK/ACT

  This indicator light green when this port is 

connected to a station successful, if this indicator blinking 
green means this port will be transmitting or received data on 
the network. 

 

FDX/COL

  This LED indicator light green when a respective 

port is in full duplex (FDX) mode.  Otherwise, it is blinking 
green when collisions are occurring on the respective port.  

 
 
 


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T

ECHNICAL 

S

PECIFICATIONS

 

General

 

Standards: 

IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T Ethernet 
IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet 
IEEE 802.3z 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet 
ANSI/IEEE 802.3 Auto-negotiation 
IEEE 802.3x Full duplex Flow Control 

Protocol:

 

CSMA/CD

 

Data 
Transfer 
Rate:

 

Ethernet: 10Mbps (half-duplex), 20Mbps (full-duplex) 
Fast Ethernet: 100Mbps (half-duplex), 200Mbps (full-duplex) 
Gigabit Ethernet: 1000 Mbps (half-duplex), 2000 Mbps (full-duplex)

 

Topology

 

Star 

Network 
Cables:

 

Ethernet: 2-pair UTP Cat. 3/4/5, EIA/TIA- 568 STP 
Fast Ethernet: 2-pair UTP Cat. 5, EIA/TIA-568 STP 
Gigabit Ethernet: 4-pair UTP Cat. 5, EIA/TIA-568 STP 

Number of 
Ports: 

2 x 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Auto-MDI port 
8 x 10/100Mbps Ethernet Auto-MDI port 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Physical and Environmental

 

AC inputs: 

100 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz  

Power 
Consumption: 

30 watts maximum 

Operating 
Temperature: 

0 - 50 degrees Celsius 

Storage 
Temperature: 

-10 - 70 degree Celsius 

Humidity: 

10% - 90% RH, non-condensing 

Dimensions: 

280 mm x 180 mm x 44 mm 

EMI: 

FCC Class A, CE Mark Class A, VCCI-A 

Safety: 

UL (UL 1950), TUV/GS (EN60950) 

Performance

 

Transmission 
Method: 

Store-and-forward 

RAM Buffer: 

256K bits per device 

Filtering Address 
Table: 

6K MAC address per device 

Packet Filtering / 
Forwarding Rate: 

Ethernet: 14880pps 

Fast Ethernet: 148800pps 

Gigabit Ethernet: 1488000pps 

MAC Address 
Learning: 

Self-learning, Auto-aging