Identifying external components, Front panel – NetComm NP2500 User Manual

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NP2500 24-Port 10/100 PoE + 2-Port 10/100/1000 WebSMART Switch User Guide


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This chapter describes the front panel, rear panel, and LED indicators of the Switch.

Front Panel

The figure below shows the front panels of the Switch.

Figure 5. Front panel view

LED Indicator:

Comprehensive LED indicators display the status of the Switch and the network
(see the LED Indicators chapter below).

10/100Mbps PoE
Ports (Port 1~24):

These ports are PoE enable ports. These PoE ports will be automatically
activated when a compatible terminal is identified, and the PoE port will supply
power to the connected PoE device.

The Switch PoE function supports PoE ports priority management. When the sys-
tem power is shortage with the PD, the Switch will enforce the PoE port priority
management, the lower port number will have the higher priority than the higher
port number, Port 1 > Port 2 > … > Port 24.

For legacy devices that are not yet compatible, the PoE port will not offer the
power to these devices. This feature allows users to freely and safely mix legacy
and Power over Ethernet compatible devices on their network.

These ports support network speeds of either 10Mbps or 100Mbps, and can
operate in half- and full- duplex transfer modes. These ports also support the
automatic MDI/MDIX crossover detection function, providing true “plug and play”
capability. Just plug-in the network cable to the hub directly and regardless if the
end node is a NIC (Network Interface Card) or switch and hub.

1000BASE-T Gigabit
Ethernet Ports (Port

The Switch is equipped with two Gigabit twisted pair ports, supported auto
negotiable 10/100/1000Mbps and auto MDI/MDIX crossover detection function.
These two ports can operate in half-duplex mode for 10/100Mbps and full-du-
plex mode for 10/100/1000Mbps.

Note: When the port was set to “Forced Mode”, the Auto MDI/MDIX will be


The Reset button is to reset all settings back to the factory defaults.

Note: Be sure that you recorded the settings of your device, else all settings will
be erased when pressing the “Reset” button.