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

Published date: 04 June 2019


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.

  • All serial numbers
  • All hardware versions


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


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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