GE D7600 Series Switch User Manual

Manageable 8/9-Port Switch
User’s Manual 19
Administration Console via RS-232 Console Port:
• No IP address or subnet needed
• Text-based
• HyperTerminal built into Windows 95/98/NT/2000
operating systems
• Must be near switch
• Inconvenient for remote users
Web-Based Browser Interface:
• Ideal for configuring the switch remotely
• Compatible with all popular browsers
• Can be accessed from any location
• Most visually appealing
• Security can be compromised (hackers need only know the IP address
and subnet mask)
• May encounter lag times on poor connections
Telnet Interface:
The connection is the same as Web-Based Browser Interface, but with Console
Port Hyper Terminal type user interface.
External SNMP-Based Network Management Application:
• Communicates with functions at the MIB level
• Based on open standards
• Requires SNMP manager software
• Least visually appealing of all three methods
• Some settings require calculations
• Security can be compromised (hackers need only know the community name)