Cracking Open A Linksys Desktop Switch

The Linksys EtherFast EZXS55W Switch

The Linksys EtherFast EZXS55W switch features five 10/100 auto-sensing ports with both half and full duplex modes. This model also features a dedicated Uplink port for connecting the device to other switches or similar network devices. Since each port is independently switched at up to 100 Mbps, full 200 Mbps bandwidth performance is possible when the device operates in full duplex mode. Both network cables and connected network adapters must support these higher speeds to achieve the maximum bandwidth.

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Erik Eckel owns and operates two technology companies. As a managing partner with Louisville Geek, he works daily as an IT consultant to assist small businesses in overcoming technology challenges and maximizing IT investments. He is also president o...