6. Connect the Network Cables
Using RJ-45 Connectors (10 Mbit/s and 100 Mbit/s ports)
Push the RJ-45 plug into the RJ-45 jack
until the tab on the plug clicks into place.
When power is on for the switch and the
connected device, the Port LED should
light to confirm a powered-on device
(for example, an end node) is at the other
end of the cable.
Press the small tab on the plug and
pull the plug out of the jack.
Do not connect a 10 Mbit/s network
into either of the 100 Mbit/s ports.
100Base-T Xcvr Slot
An optional 100Base-T transceiver module can be installed in the switch's
transceiver (Xcvr) slot to provide additional connectivity choices, including:
See the documentation accompanying the optional transceiver modules for
cabling configurations for those modules.
Installing the Switch 208/224
Unshielded twisted-pair cable:
Category 3, 4, or 5 for 10 Mbit/s ports
Category 5 only for 100 Mbit/s ports
Cat 3, 4 maximum distance: 100 meters
Cat 5 maximum distance: 150 meters for 10BT
HP 100Base-FX Fiber-Optic Transceiver Module
Maximum Distance: 1 kilometer
HP 100Base-TX Twisted-Pair Transceiver Modul
Category 5 maximum distance: 100 meters
100 meters for 100BT