Intel® Express 410T Standalone Switch
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Let me start off by stating the obvious: the Intel 410T is not for everyone. In fact, this
product is aimed mostly at small to medium sized business and people who host LAN parties.
The average house hold could do with a cheap Linksys, Netgear, or similar switch or maybe
even just a hub.
I'm going start off by listing the all important specifications
|Speed (per port)
|Duplex (per port)
||Store & forward
||7.8 Gbps Full-Duplex
It's also important to note that this is a partially managed switch. This means you can
console from the COM port into the console on the switch and change certain settings.
These settings are nothing like a router's though. So, if you're expecting to configure NAT settings and
traceroute, you want a router. In fact, all you can really control through the management
console is the speed of each individual port and it's flow. But there aren't a whole lot
of switches out there in this price range that are even partially managed, which makes this
a key buying point for the switch. A truely managed switch would allow you to make
certain ports or IPs into small workgroups, or VLans and filter some traffic. Additionally,
the rack is 1 RU high and "stylish" so it should fit in nicely to any small
office network rack and not take up too much space.
No Network Rack
Router on Top
The out of box, into network experience was great and very easy, as setting up a switch
should be. What I was impressed with was the amount of care Intel put into total package.
There were four different types of power cables! They made sure you had every type of power
cable you could possibly use. It came with the 4 power cables, 1 Serial cable, 4 rubber
"feet", the brackets to mount the switch to a network rack, the mounting screws,
a manual (with many languages), and, of course, the switch itself. In general, it was a
nicely prepared package.
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