1. Prepare the Installation Site
Cabling Infrastructure - To ensure proper operation when
installing the switch into a network, make sure that the current
cables are suitable for 10Base-T, 100Base-TX, or 1000Base-T
Be sure to follow the guidelines below to ensure proper operation
when installing the switch into a network:
Cable type: Unshielded twisted pair (UTP) or shielded
twisted pair (STP) cables with RJ-45 connectors, maximum
length 100 meters (328 ft); Category 3 or better for 10Base-T,
Category 5 or better for 100Base-TX, and Category 5, 5e, or 6
Protection from radio frequency interference emissions.
Use electrical surge suppression.
Use safe connections with no damaged cables, connectors or
Installation Location - Before installing the switch, plan its
location and orientation relative to other devices and equipment.
At the front of the switch, leave at least 7.6 cm (3 inches) of space
for the twisted-pair cabling. At the back of the switch, leave at least
2.6 cm (1 inch) of space for the adapter's power cord.
Installing the Switch