The “smart” voice-ready 3Com Baseline Switch 2426-PWR Plus is a web-managed Layer 2 10/100 Ethernet switch that delivers enterprise-class features, customized and priced for small- and mid-sized organizations. With an easy-to-use switch interface and advanced features (VLANs, IEEE 802.1X authentication and Rapid Spanning Tree), twenty-four 10/100 and two dual-purpose Gigabit ports, and Power over Ethernet (PoE), the Baseline Switch 2426-PWR Plus is the most cost-effective way to provide a converged network.
Layer 2 switching with advanced features
The Baseline Switch 2426-PWR Plus has twenty-four PoE-enabled 10/100 and two dual-purpose Gigabit ports (copper or SFP-based fiber) to connect to high-performance computers, servers, or network backbones.
The switch provides non-blocking performance—all ports perform at wirespeed which helps to eliminate network traffic bottlenecks. Manual link aggregation allows ports to be grouped together to form an ultrahigh- bandwidth connection that greatly expands bandwidth capacity to the network core.
This “smart” switch has the features that help build a voice ready network, with support for auto-voice VLAN, SNMP-based management, IGMP snooping and query and IEEE 802.1X for strengthening security. The Baseline Switch 2426-PWR Plus also supports Spanning Tree and Rapid Spanning Tree, traffic prioritization, priority queuing and VLANs. These switching features ensure optimal use of available bandwidth as traffic flow is directed according to the needs of the business.
Power over ethernet
The Baseline Switch 2426-PWR Plus provides inline power to attached devices—access points, Voice over IP (VoIP) phones, IP security cameras, etc.—via industry-standard IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet over a single Ethernet cable, resulting in significant deployment cost savings.
No switch setup required
This Baseline Plus switch is operational straight out-of-the-box; as long as default settings are acceptable, there is no need to configure the switch. If desired, the switch can be configured using a web browser or SNMP management software.