Is the Ring switch Managed or unmanaged?

The Ring models are “half-managed”. They combines the plug-and-play simplicity of an unmanaged switch with some high performance features of managed switches. Ring Switch can be pre-configured to just run. But it is also possible to fine tune the performance of the ring by using a simple Windows wizard. 

Other advanced capabilities include: 

  • priority queuing for prioritizing your traffic 
  • message rate filtering for broadcast storm protection 
  • port mirroring for diagnostics. 

A Ring switch bases its switching process on MAC address instead of IP address. 
Thus, the Ring switch is a layer 2 device. 

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