Ethernet Port Specifications for the WS5100

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Question

What Are the Ethernet Port Specifications for the WS5100?

Answer

The WS5100 has two 10 /100/1000 Ethernet ports. 
The ports are Auto sensing MDI / MDIX.
  1. To connect the WS5100 at 1000Mbps the port speed should be configured for AUTO and the WS5000 will be connected to another gigabit switch port that is either forced to1000 Mbps or set to AUTO.
  2. When the Ethernet Ports of the WS5100 are connected at 1000 Mbps the duplex setting will always be Full duplex.
  3. Because the Gigabit Ethernet ports are Auto sensing MDI / MDIX, straight through or cross over Ethernet cables can be used regardless of the MDI setting on the device that the WS51000 will be connected to.