This kit allows you to build your own Ethernet switch, whether you needed for actual practical applications or simply want to put it together as a hobby project. This is a layer two managed switch that is suitable for use in any application where a managed Ethernet switch is used to provide proper connectivity.
The switch supports 10BaseT and 100BaseTX communications and provides the detection and correction capabilities required to work with both standard and crossover cables. Quality of service prioritization is also available on the system, making it suitable for environments where voice over IP and other advanced technologies are being put to use.
Putting together the Ethernet switch will not only give insight into how microcontrollers work, but will also provide insight into how these necessary devices function, as well. Utilizing one of these kits, the user can learn a great deal about computer networking from the ground up and, after it is completely assembled, have their own managed switch that they can utilize on their own computer network but that will be of a high enough quality to use on business networks, as well.