FNSW-1601 – 16-Port 10/100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet Switch


Backbone Switch

With up to 3.2Gbps switching fabric, the FNSW-1601 can provide high bandwidth connectivity to Fast Ethernet network backbone or can be the backbone of your workgroup.


Department Switch

Uplink directly by any straight or crossover cable to the backbone switch, the FNSW-1601 provides the connectivity to back plane yet segment the network traffic of the department to your backbone.

10 in stock (can be backordered)

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Power-saving, High-performance Ethernet Networking

PLANET Green Networking Switch- FNSW-1601 is an ideal solution in line with the energy-saving trend worldwide. The FNSW-1601 is a 16-port 10/100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet Switch upgraded from earlier version and brings both benefits of energy saving and high performance.

Brand-New Hardware DIP Switch for Functional Operation Modes Selection

The new hardware version of the FNSW-1601 offers “Standard”, “Flow Control Off”, “VLAN” and “Extend” modes.

DIP Switch Mode Function
 Standard (default) This mode makes the Fast Ethernet Switch operate as a general switch and all ports operate at 10/100Mbps auto-negotiation.
Flow Control Off  This mode disables the Fast Ethernet Switch flow control function.
VLAN  This mode makes the FNSW-1601 operate as a VLAN isolation switch and

1. Port 1 to port 14 will isolate respectively.

2. Port 1 to port 14 can only communicate with port 15 and port 16 (uplink port).

 Extend This mode makes the FNSW-1601 operate as a distance extension switch and port 1 to port 8 can only transmit distance of 200m at speed of 10Mbps.

The FNSW-1601 operates as a normal Fast Ethernet Switch in the “Standard” operation mode. The “VLAN” operation mode features port-based VLAN function that can help to prevent the connected clients’ multicast or broadcast storm from influencing each other.

In the “Extend” operation mode, the FNSW-1601 operates on a per-port basis at 10Mbps duplex operation but can transmit data over a distance of up to 200 meters overcoming the 100m limit on Ethernet UTP cable. With this brand-new feature, the FNSW-1601 provides an additional solution for distance extension, thus saving the cost of Ethernet cable installation. Its VLAN isolation function isolates each port so as to prevent broadcast storm and defend DHCP spoofing in the “Extend” operation mode.

Energy Saving

The FNSW-1601 incorporates advanced Green Networking technology:

  • Intelligent scales power based on cable length

The intelligent scales power is an intelligent algorithm that actively determines the appropriate power level based on cable length. The FNSW-1601 would automatically detect the Ethernet cable length and adjust power usage accordingly. The connected device can substantially reduce overall power consumption, which makes a significant contribution to energy saving. The FNSW-1601 uses new engine that provides power savings of up to 22% but maintains high performance efficiently.

High Performance

The high performance throughput (filtering / forwarding rate: 14,880 packets per second at 10Mbps, 148,800pps and 100Mbps) helps the FNSW-1601 boost bandwidth, eliminates unnecessary traffic, and relieves congestion on your critical server path. The FNSW-1601 is the ideal choice to alleviate bottlenecks in client / server and peer-to-peer environments in a cost-effective way.


Plug and Play

The FNSW-1601 provides users with high-speed network connections. With its auto-negotiation capability, all the RJ45/STP ports of the FNSW-1601 can be configured to speeds of 10/20Mbps or 100/200Mbps automatically. What’s more, the MDI/ MDIX auto-detection is for easy, plug and play connection, regardless of the cabling type, straight-through or crossover.

Additional information

Hardware Version


10/100BASE-TX MDI/MDIX Ports

Ports 16

Throughput (packet per second)


Switch Fabric




Power Consumption/Dissipation

1.3 watts / 4.4BTU

Power Requirements

100~240V AC, 0.2A, 50-60Hz

Dimensions (W x D x H)

440 x 140 x 44mm, 1U height

Switch Processing Scheme


Address Table

8K entries

Maximum Packet Size


Flow Control

Back pressure for half duplex
IEEE 802.3x Pause Frame for full duplex

DIP Switch

Operation mode selection
■ Standard
■ Flow control off
■ Extend

Regulatory Compliance

FCC Part 15 Class A, CE

Standards Compliance

IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet)
IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet)
IEEE 802.3x (Full-Duplex Flow Control)
IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)


Operating: 0~50 degrees C
Storage: -10~70 degrees C


Operating: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Storage: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)


16-Port 10/100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet Switch