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Chapter 1 Overview; Product Goal; Product Features - Acer ALH-608ds User Manual

Acer 8-port dual-speed ethernet hub user's manual alh-608ds
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Congratulations on your purchase of the AcerHub 608ds. The AcerHub ALH-
608ds is a 8-port dual-speed fast Ethernet repeater hub for connection with
multiple PCs to a workgroup LAN (Local Area Network) environment to share
network resources.

1.1 Product goal

AcerHub ALH-608ds provides high-speed and easy access to the LAN and
Intranet both for SOHO (Small Office/ Home Office) and corporations. It
allows data transmission at speeds of 10 Mbps or 100Mbps, depending if the
connected device is running at 10Mbps or 100Mbps. Besides the high-speed
data access, the AcerHub ALH-608ds also supports one uplink port for Class-
II cascading connection between hub stacks. The uplink port will support the
bridge function that permits a distance of 100 meters for data transmission in
Class-II cascading and eliminates the repeater count limitation in IEEE 802.3u
specifications. It will be easy to construct your own LAN with ALH-608ds by
this explicit expanding capability of data transmitting distances and user
Installation of AcerHub ALH-608ds is relatively simple and all you have to do
is plug the cables from the adapter cards to the ports, check the LEDs and
you can start networking.

1.2 Product Features

AcerHub ALH-608ds provides the following features:
• 8-port dual-speed hub, each port is a 10/100 Mbps dual-speed connection
with network speed auto-detection
• Fully complies with IEEE 802.3 and 802.3u specifications
• Built-in switching function to connect 10 and 100Mbps network
• Stackable function to provide maximum stacking of 5 sets as a single hub
count by SCSI-II cables
• In slave hub mode, an uplink port with bridge function which provides
scalable network expansion.(This function is very useful in constructing a
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1. Overview



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