It’s funny how I remember specifically my first experiences with a full Gigabit network. Around the time we started our LAN events, I upgraded our home network to gigabit. But it really was when after a few events that we finally had our whole event network running in that I finally got to experience the transfer speeds and at the time saturating it required more than one hard drive in raid and it was a huge improvement over 100 Megabit. But gigabit has been around now for a long time and in that time storage speeds have gone insane in comparison. For comparison, gigabit is 125 MB/s, and even a 5400 RPM hard drive today will do 147 MB/s. If you are just running your PC and the internet this is perfectly fine because your internet is still the limitation. But if you are transferring files over your network, especially to multiple PCs a 1G or gigabit network is a slowdown and with Intel now including 2.5G network cards in their Z490 chipset faster network speeds are a possibility for more and more people. Today I’m checking out the EnGenius ECS2512FP which supports 2.5G with POE as well as has the potential to run SFP+ transceivers for 10G as well. This combination makes it perfect for feeding our ECW230 WiFi 6 AP and could be a perfect backbone switch with 2.5G to servers and 10G to other switches for a LAN or business.

Product Name: EnGenius ECS2512FP Switch

Review Sample Provided by: EnGenius

Written by: Wes Compton

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Specifications

Port Standards

802.3 10Base-T Ethernet

802.3u 100Base-TX Ethernet

802.3ab 1000Base-T Ethernet

802.3bz 2500Base-T Ethernet

802.3x Full-Duplex Flow Control

Network Ports

8 10/100/1000/2500 Mbps Ports + 4x SFP+ Ports

Switching Capacity

120Gbps

SDRAM

512MB

Flash Memory

128MB

PoE++ Capable Ports

1-8 (802.3 af/at/bt)

Total PoE Budget

240W

Power Source

100 ~ 240VAC, 50-60Hz

LED Indicators

Power LED

Fault LED

PoE Max LED

LAN Mode LED

PoE Mode LED

Ports

Link/Activity/Speed (per Ethernet port)

Link/Activity/Speed (per SFP slot)

L3 Features

Multiple IP Interface

20 IPv6 address

ARP Table

Max. 192 ARP entries

Static ARP

Static 192 ARP entries

IPv4 Static Route

Max. 63 entries

IPv6 Static Route

Max. 21 entries

L2 Features

MAC Address Table

16K

Jumbo Frame

9K

Multicast Group

Max 256 groups

MLD Snooping

MLD Snooping: v1

QoS-Number of Priority Queues Supported

Queue 8

Trust Mode

Cos/802.1p

DSCP

CoS/802.1p-DSCP

Scheduling Mechanism

Strict / WRR/ Strict + WRR

Bandwidth Control

Port-based bandwidth control (Ingress/Egress)

Port Security

Max. 256 Entries

Access Control List (ACL)

MAC Based ACL

IPv4/IPv6 Based ACL

ACL Binding

Time base ACL

Web Graphical User Interface(GUI)

HTTP IPv4 / IPv6

HTTPS IPv4 / IPv6

SSL Certificate

Certificate/Key Import

SNMP

SNMP v1/v2c/v3 Support

RMON

RMON 1,2,3,9

System Time

Time Setting/Daylight saving

Common L2 Features

802.1d Spanning tree

Loopback Detection

Multicast Filtering

IGMP Multicast Forwarding

IGMP Snooping

MLD Multicast Forwarding

802.1Q VLAN tagging

802.3x flow control

802.3ad Link Aggregation

IPv4 DHCP Relay

IPv4 DHCP Snooping

IPv4 DHCP Snooping Source MAC Address Check-up

ARP Inspection

ARP Packet Validation (additional validation checks)

Voice VLAN

Port-based VLAN

Protocol-Based VLAN

CoS Mapping

802. 1X Radius Authentication Protocol

IPv4 Settings

IPv6 Settings

IEEE 802. 3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)

Command Line Interface (CLI)

SSH Server

Telnet Server

TFTP Client

Configuration Upgrade/Backup

Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP)

SYSLOG

802.1d Spanning tree

Environmental & Physical

Temperature Range

Operating: 32°F to 122°F (0°C to 50°C)

Humidity (Non-Condensing)

Operating: 5% - 95%

Package Contents

1x Cloud Managed Multi-Gig PoE++ Switch

1x Quick Installation Guide

1x Power Cord

1x RJ45 Console Cable

1x Rack Mount Kit

ECS2512FP Device

Weight: 5.7 lbs (2.6 kg)

Width: 9.05” (230 mm)

Length: 12.99” (330 mm)

Height: 1.73” (44 mm)

Warranty

2 years

Certifications

CE

FCC

IC

 

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