FS S2800-24T4F Fanless Switch – Energy-saving Ethernet Access Switch

As we all know, network switches are always a little bit noisy. Many people are bewildered by this problem. In fact, the noise mainly comes from the multiple fans that operate from within the network switch, in order to cool the various components of the switch from within. Considering the certain situation when some SMB might prefer having a fanless network switch, FS now has introduced a brand new S2800-24T4F fanless switch to meet the silent and cost-effective requirement for SMB customers. Let’s take a closer look at this energy-saving S2800-24T4F fanless switch.

fanless switch

What Is Fanless Switch?

In some scenarios, operating fans within the network switches is inevitable. It is the reason that the switches emanate so much heat, especially when multiple network switches are locked up into a rack along with many other active devices. At this time, fans play a important role to help cool various components within the network switch. However, the constant noise coming from the fans within the switch might be disturbing to everyone around the switch. In such situation, people might prefer to the fanless switches. Apart from being quiet, these switches are more reliable and utilize less power than their fan-cooled counterparts. Fanless design might be purposefully incorporated into the switches to increase their reliability. These switches are come with solid-state cooling apparatus instead of fans that help cool the various parts inside the switch and hence provide a higher degree of reliability.

FS S2800-24T4F Fanless Switch

FS S2800-24T4F is a kind of fanless and energy-saving Ethernet access switch, which is designed to meet the demand of cost-effective Gigabit access or aggregation for enterprise networks. For the advantage of silent and cost-saving design, it is perfect to use in SMBs, labs, schools and Internet cafes. In addition, it offers flexible port combination form to facilitate user operations as the result of the equipped 24×100/1000Base-T ports and 4x1GE Combo SFP ports. So you can directly connect to a high-performance storage server or deploy a long-distance uplink to another switch. Moreover, S2800-24T4F supports multiple configuration modes to make it easy for network management and maintenance. Also, high performance processor is adopted to provide full speed forwarding and line-dormant capacity to offer customs multitudinous service features.


Highlights & Benefits

  • Layer 2 Full Wire Speed Gigabit Forwarding Capability.

FS S2800-24T4F has up to 48Gbps backplane bandwidth and 42Mpps packet forwarding rate. And its performance will be not impacted by ACL / binding / attack protection and other functions.

  • Function Optimization for WEB Configuration of Internet Bar.

Customers can configure the port automatically or manually, and secure their network through using its IP+VLAN+MAC+Port binding functions.

  • Perfect Management and Maintenance.

The Web management interface of S2800-24T4F has been optimized for enterprise users, supporting SNMP, Telnet, and cluster. Looback port loopback detection and LLDP neighbor detection functionalities have also been provided.

Supported Optical Transceivers for S2800-24T4F Fanless Switch

As being mentioned, the FS S2800-24T4F has 24 24×100/1000Base-T ports to achieve network connectivity. For these ports, you can use 100BASE SFP, 1000BASE SFP, BIDI SFP, CWDM SFP, DWDM SFP optical transceiver or 1000BASE-T SFP copper RJ-45 transceiver to achieve the link. FS provides many high-quality compatible SFP modules for S2800-24T4F fanless switch.

The main compatible SFP optical modules are listed in the chart below:

FS.COM P/N Part ID Type Wavelength Operating Distance Interface DOM Support
SFP-FB-GE-T 37767 100BASE-T / 100 m RJ-45, Cat5 No
37769 10/100BASE-T / 100 m RJ-45, Cat5 No
SFP-GB-GE-T 20036 10/100/1000BASE-T / 100 m RJ-45, Cat5 Yes
20057 1000BASE-T / 100 m RJ-45, Cat5 Yes
CWDM-SFP1G-ZX 23807 1000BASE-CWDM 1270 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47123 1000BASE-CWDM 1290 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47124 1000BASE-CWDM 1310 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47125 1000BASE-CWDM 1330 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47126 1000BASE-CWDM 1350 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47127 1000BASE-CWDM 1370 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47128 1000BASE-CWDM 1390 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47129 1000BASE-CWDM 1410 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47130 1000BASE-CWDM 1430 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47131 1000BASE-CWDM 1450 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47132 1000BASE-CWDM 1470 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47133 1000BASE-CWDM 1490 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47134 1000BASE-CWDM 1510 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47135 1000BASE-CWDM 1530 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47136 1000BASE-CWDM 1550 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47137 1000BASE-CWDM 1570 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47138 1000BASE-CWDM 1590 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes
47139 1000BASE-CWDM 1610 nm 80 km LC duplex,SMF Yes

Ethernet switches have become an integral part of networking because of the speed and efficiency with which they handle data traffic. At FS, we know very well how much our small and medium-sized clients need a reliable and affordable Ethernet switches. So we come with this S2800-24T4F fanless switch for you, which is assured with high-quality and a one-year limited warranty, including any quality problems during the free maintenance. Besides, all of FS.COM’s transceivers are tested for 100% functionality and guaranteed compatible for outstanding network performance. So does the above SFP transceivers, they are completely applicable to this S2800-24T4F switch. Compared to the other vendors’ optical modules, they are much cheaper. For more details, please visit www.fs.com.

Compatible SFP Transceivers for HP 1810-48G Switch (J9660A)

Today, small and midsize businesses are embracing mobile and cloud technologies to improve employee productivity and engage with customers. More business needs an affordable, high-performance and secure wired and wireless infrastructure that can support the growing number of mobile devices and cloud-based applications. When asking for a recommendation for SMB switches, many people always recommend the HP because it has most of the same capabilities such as full management capability, rock solid operation and great support (as the Cisco), but at half the price. And HP 1810-48G switch is one of such SMB switches. This article intends to give a simple introduction to HP 1810-48G switch and provide compatible SFP transceiver solutions for it.

HP 1810-48G Switch (J9660A)

HP 1810-48G Switch (J9660A)

The HP 1810-48G switch is a basic smart managed Gigabit Ethernet Layer 2 switch that is designed for small businesses. This HP ProCurve 48 port gigabit switch has four additional true Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports (52 total active ports) for fiber connectivity, which supports Gigabit-SX, -LX, or 100-FX and SFP 1G RJ-45 copper connections. Besides, it supports flexible deployment options, including mounting on walls or ceilings, under tables, or desktop operation. More than anything, it comes with an anti-theft protection Kensington Lock slot, which allows switches to be secured in open-space deployments. A HP 1810-48G switch also has some customizable features, including VLANs, Spanning Tree and link aggregation trunking.

HP 1810-48G switch

Key Features or Benefits:

  • Customized operation using intuitive Web interface
  • Flexible connection and deployment options
  • Layer 2 operation at wire speeds
  • VLANs and link aggregation support
HP ProCurve Mini-GBICs and SFPs

HP ProCurve transceivers as the part of the networking accessories that are applied to their corresponding switches or routers. Thus, it is also important to get some knowledge of the HP ProCurve Mini-GBICs and SFPs. HP ProCurve Mini-GBICs and SFPs have three version: revision A, revision B and revision C. Though there is no big difference between these three version, some improvement will be added in the newest version. The “revision C” Mini-GBICs (eg. J4858C, J4859C, J4860C) are supported in all ProCurve products that support Mini-GBICs. In addition, “revision B” and “revision C” mini-GBICs can be used together in any ProCurve switch that supports mini-GBICs. FS.COM can support the 100% compatible HP ProCurve Mini-GBICs and SFPs at version A, B and C, such as J4858A/B/C, J4859A/B/C, J4860A/B/C.

HP Compatible SFP Transceivers for HP 1810-48G Switch (J9660A)

According to HP ProCurve Networking Mini-GBIC Support Matrix, we can easily find out which Mini-GBICs and SFPs are supported for HP 1810-48G Switch (J9660A).

HP X111 100M SFP LC FX Transceiver (J9054C)

The HP J9054C compatible SFP transceiver provides 100Base-FX throughput up to 2km over multi-mode fibre (MMF) at a wavelength of 1310nm using a LC connector. FS is guaranteed to be 100% compatible with the equivalent HP transceiver. This hot swappable transceiver has been programmed, uniquely serialized and data-traffic and application tested to ensure that it will initialize and perform identically. It is built to comply with multi-source agreement (MSA) standards to ensure seamless network integration.


HP X121 1G SFP LC SX Transceiver (J4858C)

This SFP (mini-GBIC) transceiver module is designed for use with HP network equipment and is equivalent to HP part number J4858C. It provides 100Base-FX throughput up to 550m over multi-mode fibre (MMF) at a wavelength of 850nm using a LC connector. The transceiver is hot-swappable input/output device which allows a Gigabit Ethernet port to link with a fibre optic network. And this transceiver may be mixed and deployed with other OEM or third party transceivers and will deliver seamless network performance.


HP X121 1G SFP LC LX Transceiver (J4859C)

HP ProCurve J4859C 1000BASE-LX-LC Mini-GBIC is a small form factor pluggable (SFP) gigabit LX transceiver that provides a full-duplex gigabit solution up to 10 km (singlemode) or 550 m (multimode). It is an SFP format gigabit transceiver with LC connectors using LX technology.


HP X121 1G SFP RJ45 T Transceiver (J8177C)

J8177C is a small form-factor pluggable (SFP) Gigabit copper transceiver with RJ45 connectors using 1000BaseT technology, that provides a full-duplex Gigabit solution up to 100m on Category 5 or better cable. It is guaranteed compatible for all HP switch and router product lines. This transceiver can be mixed and deployed with HP OEM transceivers for seamless network performance and interoperability.



To remove the J8177C from a Mini-GBIC slot on the switch, follow this procedure:

1. Remove the attached cable from the Mini-GBIC.

2. Without forcing the latch, swivel the latch 90 degrees to the unlocked position.

CAUTION: Do not force the latch! If the latch does not easily swivel 90 degrees, move the latch back to the locked position, re-seat the Mini-GBIC by pressing it into the switch, then repeat step 2.


FS.COM is a professional manufacturer and supplier of optical networking solutions. We can supply 100% compatible fiber optic transceiver modules of many brands, like HP, Cisco, Dell, Juniper etc. with a incredible discount. About HP, you can find a full product line of our New HP transceivers with a good price and enjoy same-day shipping. In addition, according to your requirements, we welcome any inquiry for customized fiber optical transceiver. FS’s aim is offering the best quality products and perfect solutions, saving customers’s time and money, making customers enjoy personalization.

How to Choose a Suitable Network Switch?

A network switch is a small hardware device that centralizes communications among multiple connected devices within one local area network (LAN). Network switches come in different sizes, features and functions, so choosing a switch to match a particular network sometimes constitutes a daunting task. This blog will give you a few useful things to consider when choosing the appropriate switch for a layer in a particular network.

network switch

Network Switch Technology

While switching capabilities exist for several kinds of networks, including Ethernet, Fibre Channel, RapidIO, ATM, ITU-T G.hn and 802.11, network switch can operate at one or more layers of the OSI model. Switches provide multiple advantages in network designs. All switches provide the basic traffic filtering functions, which improves network bandwidth. Besides, the internal switching circuits allow traffic flows to simultaneously occur between multiple ports. Currently, mainstream network switches support Gigabit Ethernet speeds per switch port, but high-performance switches in data centers generally support 10 Gbps per link. Different models of network switches support varying numbers of connected devices. Home network switches provide 4/8 connection for Ethernet devices, while SMB switches typically support between 32 and 128 connections.

Considerations for Choosing the Suitable Network Switch

Careful planning before purchasing a switch will save you money. At the same time, it can help you ensure the equipment has the functionality that you organization is needed, or the switches can expand their capabilities as your requirements change and grow. Here are some suggestions you can use to help guide your switch purchase.

Connection Requirements

Connection requirements are a good place to start, since they usually dictate what types of switches will be needed, and they can affect pricing dramatically. Here are something you need to consider in advance:

1. Consider the number of users that your network will have to support

2. Consider your basic network infrastructure

3. Determine the network needs of the users (Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet)

4. Choose the role of the switch (core switch, distribution switch, access switch)

5. Pick a vendor and/or company (for example: Cisco, Juniper, HP, Dell, Arista, Brocade, FS.COM)

Number of ports

The number of users and the basic network infrastructure determine the number of ports. Common numbers of ports on network switches are 5, 8, 10, 24, and 48 ports. If you only have 5 or 6 users, then a small 8 port switch will probably be enough for your needs. Number of ports is one of the biggest factors in the cost of a switch, so if you buy a switch that only supports the number of users that you will have, you will likely save a fair amount of money.

FS network switch

Port Speeds and Types

Fixed switches come in Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet. Fast Ethernet allows up to 100 Mb/s of traffic per switch port while Gigabit Ethernet allows up to 1000 Mb/s of traffic per switch port. These ports may be a combination of SFP/SFP+ slots for fiber connectivity, but more commonly they are copper ports with RJ-45 connectors on the front, allowing for distances up to 100 meters. With Fiber SFP modules, you can go distances up to 40 kilometers. Currently, Gigabit Ethernet is the most popular interface speed though Fast Ethernet is still widely used, especially in price-sensitive environments.

Link Aggregation

If you have a 24-port switch, with all its ports capable of running at gigabit speeds, you could generate up to 24 Gb/s of network traffic. If the switch is connected to the rest of the network by a single network cable, it can only forward 1 Gb/s of the data to the rest of that network. Due to the contention for bandwidth, the data would forward more slowly. That results in 1 out of 24 wire speed available to each of the 24 devices connected to the switch. Therefore, the more ports you have on a switch to support bandwidth aggregation, the more speed you have on your network traffic.


Core Layer Switches: These types of switches are routed at the core layer of a topology, which is the high-speed backbone of the network and requires switches that can handle very high forwarding rates. The switch that operates in this area also needs to support link aggregation to ensure adequate bandwidth coming into the core from the distribution layer switches. Because of the high workload carried by core layer switches, they tend to operate hotter than access or distribution layer switches. Virtually, core layer switches have the ability to swap cooling fans without having to turn the switch off.

Distribution Layer Switches: Distribution layer switches plays a very important role on the network. They collect the data from all the access layer switches and forward it to the core layer switches. Distribution layer switches provides advanced security policies that can be applied to network traffic using Access Control Lists (ACL). This type of security allows the switch to prevent certain types of traffic and permit others.

Access Layer Switches: Access layer switches facilitate the connection of end node devices to the network. For this reason, they need to support features such as port security, VLANs, Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet, Power over Internet, and link aggregation. Port security allows the switch to decide how many or what type of devices are permitted to connect to the switch.

The Three-Layered Hierarchical Model

Power requirements

At any layer, a modern switch may implement power over Ethernet (PoE), which avoids the need for attached devices, such as a VoIP phone or wireless access point, to have a separate power supply. Since switches can have redundant power circuits connected to uninterruptible power supplies, the connected device can continue operating even when regular office power fails. Another characteristic you consider when choosing a switch is PoE. This is the ability of the switch to deliver power to a device over the existing Ethernet cabling. To find the switch that is right for you, all you need to do is choose a switch according to your power needs. When connecting to desktops which do not require PoE switches, the non-PoE switches are a more cost-effective option.

Future Growth: Stackable VS. Standalone

As the network grows, you will need more switches to provide network connectivity to the growing number of devices in the network. When using standalone switches, each switch is managed, troubleshot, and configured as an individual entity. In contrast, stackable switches provide a way to simplify and increase the availability of the network. With a true stackable switch, you can connect the stack members in a ring. If a port or cable fails, the stack will automatically route around that failure, many times at microsecond speeds. You can also add or subtract stack members and have it automatically recognized and added into the stack.


As you can see, there is a multitude of switch options to choose from. So, have a close look at your current deployment and future needs to determine the right switch for your network. FS.COM is one of the network switch vendors, if you have any demand, welcome to visit our website.