The device is a powerful, high-performance Gigabit Ethernet switch, with all ports capable of 10, 100 or 1000Mbps auto-negotiation operation (NWay), which means the switch could automatically negotiate with the connected partners on the network speed and duplex mode. It is ideal for micro-segmenting large networks into smaller, connected subnets for improved performance, enabling the bandwidth demanding multimedia and imaging applications. Moreover, the 10/100/1000Mbps auto-sensing ability provides an easy way to migrate 10/100Mbps to 1000Mbps network with no pain. Compared to the shared 10Mbps or 100Mbps networks, the switch delivers a dedicated 10/100/1000Mbps connection to every attached client with no bandwidth congestion issue. This switch also supports auto MDI / MDI-X function. Each port could be used to connect to another switch or hub with no crossover RJ-45 cable.