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.