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What are the supported port speeds for the APC Network Management Card and network enabled devices?


Issue

Supported Ethernet network port speeds for APC Network Management Cards and devices with embedded versions of these cards.
 

Product Line
  • Network Management Card 1 (NMC1) - AP9617, AP9618, AP9619
Devices with an embedded Network Management Card 1 include (but are not limited to): Metered/Switched Rack PDUs (AP78XX, AP79XX), Rack Automatic Transfer Switches (AP77XX, Environmental Monitoring Units (AP9320, AP9340, Netbotz 200)
 
  • Network Management Card 2 (NMC2) - AP9630/AP9630CH, AP9631/AP9631CH, AP9635/AP9635CH
Devices with an embedded Network Management Card 2 include (but are not limited to): 2G Metered/Switched Rack PDUs (AP84XX, AP86XX, AP88XX, AP89XX), Certain Audio/Video Network Management Enabled products.
 
 

Environment
 
  • All serial numbers
  • All hardware versions

Cause

This article will outline the Ethernet port speed capability of the aforementioned product lines.


Resolution


APC Network Management Card 1 and 2 enabled products can be set to one of the following settings in terms of Ethernet port speed:
  • Auto-negotiation
  • 10 Half-Duplex
  • 10 Full-Duplex
  • 100 Half-Duplex
  • 100 Full-Duplex
Speeds are in mbps (megabits per second).

Choosing auto-negotiation will allow the network card to connect to the network at the fastest possible speed available on the network.  If the card has difficulty in negotiating a speed with the network switch, it will choose 10 Half-Duplex.

Note: Connecting the devices mentioned in this knowledgebase  to gigabit/1000mbps network switches may still work. Some switches may support 1000/100mbps and will auto-negotiatiate. They may also the user to specifically force the port to 100mbps but are at least capable of doing so. Other switches support 10/100mbps modules/add-ons for connectivity.


 

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