D-Link, 8-port 10/100Base-T Unmanaged Metal Switch, DES-108
This 5/8-Port 10/100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet Switch is designed for the departmental and enterprise connection. Powerful and versatile, it eliminates network bottlenecks while giving users the capability to fine-tune performance. The DES-105/108 has a special front access design for Ethernet ports/LEDs to for easier control of network status. Also, the metal case design keeps cool, allowing for superior performance. Additionally, the DES-105/108 complies with IEEE 802.3az Energy-Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standards, making it energy efficient without losing connectivity or functionality.
The DES-105/DES-108 5/8-port 10/100 Mbps Switch uses auto-sensing 10/100 Mbps ports, allowing a small workgroup to flexibly connect to Ethernet and Fast Ethernet devices to create an integrated network. These ports detect the network speed and auto-negotiate between 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX, as well as between full and half-duplex, allowing you to get the maximum speed possible for each device connected to your network.
All of the ports on the DES-105/108 support automatic MDI/MDIX crossover, eliminating the need for crossover cables or uplink ports. Each port can be plugged directly to a server, hub, router, or switch using regular straight-through twisted-pair Ethernet cables. In addition, the DES-105/108 features multiple front, easy-to-access Ethernet ports with LED indicators per port to easily distinguish link status..
Flow Control for Secure Transmission
When a port reaches its receiving buffer capacity, the 802.3x flow control feature activates to minimize dropped packets. By minimizing the number of dropped packets, the switch provides a more reliable connection for all of your connected devices while surfing the web, playing games, or accessing media.
The DES-105/DES108 is a plug-and-play networking switch that uses D-Link Green Technology to save energy and reduce heat, which in turn extends product life without sacrificing performance or functionality. The switch supports IEEE 802.3az Energy-Efficient Ethernet (EEE) which detects when a connected computer is shut down or when there is no Ethernet traffic, in which the switch will proceed to power down the idle port, saving a substantial amount of power.