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3Com® Baseline Switch 2250 Plus

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Enterprise-class, OVERVIEW
Layer 2 10/100 switch The “smart” voice-ready 3Com® Baseline Switch 2250 Plus is a web-
managed Layer 2 10/100 Ethernet switch that delivers enterprise-class
for small and medium features, customized and priced for small- and mid-sized organizations.
businesses, with With an easy-to-use switch interface and advanced features (VLANs,
IEEE 802.1X authentication and Rapid Spanning Tree), forty-eight
advanced features for 10/100 and two dual-purpose Gigabit ports, the Baseline Switch 2250
Plus is the most cost-effective way to provide a converged network.
network control and
flexibility
KEY BENEFITS
LAYER 2 SWITCHING WITH ADVANCED FEATURES
The Baseline Switch 2250 Plus has forty-eight 10/100 ports and two
dual-purpose Gigabit ports (copper or SFP-based fiber) to connect to
high-performance computers, servers, or core network backbones.

The switch provides non-blocking performance—all ports perform at
wirespeed which helps to eliminate network traffic bottlenecks. Manual
link aggregation allows ports to be grouped together to form an ultra-
high-bandwidth connection that greatly expands bandwidth capacity to
the network backbone.

This “smart” switch has the features that help build a voice ready
network, with support for auto-voice VLAN, SNMP-based management,
IGMP snooping and query and IEEE 802.1X for strengthening security.

The Baseline Switch 2250 Plus also supports Spanning Tree and Rapid
Spanning Tree, traffic prioritization, priority queuing and VLANs.
These switching features ensure optimal use of available bandwidth as
traffic flow is directed according to the needs of the business.

NO SWITCH SETUP REQUIRED
This Baseline Plus switch is operational straight out-of-the-box; as long
as default settings are acceptable, there is no need to configure the
switch. If desired, the switch can be configured using a web browser
or SNMP management software.

SMART BROWSER-BASED USER INTERFACE
For networks that require more control, the switch management
interface allows even novice users to quickly and confidently configure
the switch during initial setup or normal operation.

In addition, the web interface features individual port-traffic monitoring
(port mirroring) and a unique, quick-glance switch status review. A cable
diagnostic tool lets users troubleshoot basic connectivity problems via
the web management interface further simplifying network installation.

3Com Baseline Switch 2250 Plus
3COM ® BASELINE SWITCH 2250 PLUS

KEY BENEFITS THREE YEAR HARDWARE WARRANTY
(CONTINUED) This switch comes with a Three Year Limited Hardware Warranty. Also
provided is Advanced Hardware Replacement, with next business day
shipment available in most regions.

SERVICE
3Com products are backed by 3Com Global Services and authorized
partners with demonstrated expertise in network assessment, implemen-
tation and maintenance. Ask about which 3Com Network Health Check,
installation services and maintenance service packages are available in
your area.

FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS
Feature Description
Traffic prioritization and Traffic prioritization, using IEEE 802.1p Quality of Service (QoS), and
auto-voice VLAN automatic assignment of VoIP traffic to dedicated VLANs help ensure
that critical time-sensitive traffic gets the priority needed for quality
communications.

Outstanding value Take advantage of flexible, configurable and powerful switching that costs
not much more than an unmanaged switch.

Flexible Gigabit uplinks Daisychain multiple units together via the built-in copper Gigabit uplink
ports or connect to a network backbone via SFP-based fiber modules.

Enhanced browser-based user Easy-to-use user interface allows even the most novice users to configure
interface the switch during initial setup and monitor it during normal operation.

VLANs Segment the network by grouping users based on their data or traffic
exchange requirements. This ensures optimal use of available bandwidth
as traffic flow is directed according to the needs of the business.

Manual link aggregation Group together any number of ports to form an ultra-high-bandwidth
(trunking) connection to the network backbone; help prevent traffic bottlenecks.

Traffic monitoring Administrators can examine suspect data streams received on any port
(port mirroring) by mirroring the data stream to a monitoring port.

IEEE 802.1X network access control Provides standards-based security with EAP-MD5 protocol.

SNMP support Switch can be managed with SNMP-compatible tools.

Rapid Spanning Tree Improves network compatibility, scalability and availability.
Protocol (RSTP) support

IGMP snooping and query Multicast filtering optimizes network performance, instead of
flooding traffic to all ports.

Cable diagnostics Remotely detect cable issues using a browser-based tool.

Fanless design Silent operation whether used in a rack or desktop situation.

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VOICE READY NETWORK 3Com Voice Ready Networks provide an innovative and holistic approach to assessing, recommending and
implementing a converged network, solving the most vexing challenges that confront IT managers as they
deploy Internet Protocol (IP) telephony systems. With 3Com Voice Ready Networks, organizations can
optimize network infrastructure for realtime voice and video traffic, ensure secure communications and
protect business assets.

The Baseline Switch 2250 Plus is an integral component of this approach, offering:
› Automatic assignment of voice traffic to separate VLANs
› IEEE 802.1p prioritization and 802.1Q VLANS
› IEEE 802.1X authentication
› Two dual-personality Gigabit SFP ports
› SNMP support

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SPECIFICATIONS
CONNECTORS MANAGEMENT REGULATORY AND AGENCY
50 total available ports, comprised of: Web-based configuration for: APPROVALS
• 48 auto-negotiating 10BASE-T/ • Port speed and duplex configuration Safety: UL 60950-1, EN 60950-1, CSA
100BASE-TX configured as auto • Spanning tree 22.2 60950-1, IEC 60950-1
MDI/MDIX • VLANs Emissions: EN 55022 Class A, FCC Part
• 2 dual-personality Gigabit port • IGMP snooping 15 Subpart B Class A, ICES-003 Class
pairs, configurable as 10BASE-T/ • Link aggregation A, VCCI Class A, AS/NZS 3548 Class A,
100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T or SFP • IGMP query Environmental: EN 60068 (IEC 68)
• Traffic monitoring Immunity: EN 55024
PERFORMANCE
13.6 Gbps switching capacity, max. • Broadcast storm control
• SNMP v1 and v2 IEEE STANDARDS SUPPORTED
10.1 Mpps forwarding rate, max. IEEE 802.1d Spanning Tree
Compatible with SNMP management
Wirespeed performance across ports tools like 3Com Network Supervisor IEEE 802.1p Priority Tags
Store-and-forward switching and 3Com Network Director IEEE 802.1Q VLANs
CLI management supports initial setup IEEE 802.1X Port Security
LAYER 2 SWITCHING of switch
8,192 MAC addresses in address table IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree
IEEE 802.3 Ethernet
256 port-based VLANs (IEEE 802.1Q) LED INDICATORS
Manual link aggregation: 4 trunks, Module active, power, link status/ IEEE 802.3ab Gigabit Ethernet
max.; 8 ports per trunk, max. speed/active IEEE 802.3u Fast Ethernet
Auto-negotiation of port speed and IEEE 802.3x Flow Control
duplex AT-A-GLANCE TRAFFIC IEEE 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.3x full-duplex flow control MONITORING ISO 8802-3
Ports: active, enabled, disabled
IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol
(STP) Modules: present, active PACKAGE CONTENTS
IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Switch unit, power cord, self-adhesive
Protocol (RSTP) POWER SUPPLY rubber pads, rack-mount kit, user
Input voltage: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz guide, installation CD, warranty flyer
Internet Group Management Protocol
(IGMP) snooping on Layer 2 interfaces Current rating: 2A, max.
Power consumption: 24W, max. WARRANTY AND OTHER SERVICES
Multicast filtering Three Year Limited Hardware Warranty,
Power dissipation: 61 BTU/hr, max.
including power supply
CONVERGENCE Power inlet: IEC 320
Limited Software Warranty for 90 days
4 hardware queues per port, with
IEEE 802.1p Class of Service/Quality DIMENSIONS Advance Hardware Replacement with
of Service (CoS/QoS) on egress Height: 4.3 cm (1.7 in or 1 RU) Next Business Day shipment in most
regions
Weighted Round Robin queuing Width: 44.0 cm (17.3 in)
90 days of telephone technical support
Traffic prioritization at Layer 2 using Depth: 17.5 cm (6.9 in)
802.1p QoS Refer to www.3com.com/warranty
Weight: 1.9 kg (4.2 lb) for details.
Auto VLAN assignment for voice
traffic determined by vendor OUI ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Operating temperature: 0° to 40°C
SECURITY (32° to 104°F)
IEEE 802.1X Network login; Operating humidity: 10 to 95%
EAP-MD5 encryption (non-condensing)
Standard: EN 60068 (IEC 68)

ORDERING PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
3Com Baseline Switch 2250 Plus
3COM SKU
3CBLSF50
INFORMATION
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