Linksys SR216 Switch user manual

16-Port and 24-Port

10/100 Switches

Use this guide to install the following products:

16-Port 10/100 Switch

24-Port 10/100 Switch

User Guide

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FCC STATEMENT

Every 10/100 Switch has been tested and complies 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 in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used according to the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which is found by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna

Increase the separation between the equipment or devices

Connect the equipment to an outlet other than the receivers

Consult a dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for assistance

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Table of Contents

1: Introduction

Chapter 1: Introduction

The 10/100 Switch

Chapter 2: Getting to Know the 10/100 Switch

Front Panel LEDs and Ports

Back and Side Panel Features

Chapter 3: Connecting the 10/100 Switch

Connecting Network Devices

Placement Options

Appendix A: Glossary

Appendix B: Specifications

Environmental

Appendix C: Warranty Information

Appendix D: Contact Information

The 10/100 Switch

With its advanced switching technology, the Linksys 16- or 24-Port 10/100

Switch will boost your network performance with much more than just full duplex data transfer and dedicated bandwidth. It features non-blocking, wirespeed switching that forwards packets as fast as your network can deliver them.

Also included are Address Learning and Aging to prevent data transfer errors and Data Flow Control to h