Switch Connects Macs and PCs to High-Speed Networks

The FriendlyNET FS5016 from Asante Technologies is a 16-port switch with a dedicated network bandwidth of 100 Mbps per port, or 200 Mbps in full duplex mode. Available in elegant translucent and low profile case designs, the device makes connecting Macs and PCs into a high-speed network as simple as plugging in a few cables. It automatically negotiates networks handling large documents or files, and delivers great performance at a reasonable price.

Each port in the hub automatically negotiates the fastest data rate (up to 100 Mbps) for maximum performance. Internally, the hub logically connects all 10 Mbps devices onto one network segment and 100 Mbps devices onto another network segment. An integrated 10/100 switch bridges together all devices on both segments. Asante Technologies, San Jose, CA, (800) 566-6680, www.asante.com.

This article originally appeared in the 04/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.