The ComNetTM CWFE8MS/DIN Managed Ethernet Switch provides transmission of 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet data. These units are available for use with conventional CAT-5e copper transmission media. Up to 8 electrical ports for easily implementing point-to-point, linear add-drop, drop-and-repeat, star or true self-healing ring and mesh network system architectures. The electrical ports support the 10/100 Mbps (10/100 BASE-TX) Ethernet IEEE 802.3 protocol, and auto-negotiating and auto- MDI/MDIX features are provided for simplicity and ease of installation. Plug-and-play design ensures ease of installation, and no electrical adjustments are ever required.