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FAQ

What are some differences among Unmanaged, Web-Smart, and Managed Switch Product Families?

Answer:

The comparison of different types of switch management functions provided by these product families along with common network topologies are presented in the following table for your reference.

- Managed Switches Web-Smart Switches Unmanaged Switches
Plug and Play V V V
Management Access WEB GUI, CLI, SNMPv1/v2c/v3 WEB GUI N/A
Basic Management: VLAN, QoS, Firmware Upgrade V V N/A
Layer 2 Redundancy: STP, RSTP, MSTP, Alpha-Ring, Alpha-Chain V N/A N/A
Advanced Security: RADIUS, TACACS+ V N/A N/A
Network Topology Ring, Mesh Star Star