Many high-speed switches today do not support half-duplex connections that some older Ethernet devices only support. The Half-Duplex to Full-Duplex Converter can be used in conjunction with full-duplex switches to provide 10/100 Mb half-duplex connections to older Ethernet devices.
The Converter has four half-duplex user ports that support 10/100 half-duplex connections and four 10/100/1000 full-duplex ports for connecting to the modern switch. All buffering and speed/duplex conversion is handled by the external converter.
The converter is powered via a small external power brick. There is one power brick for the North American market and another power brick for the rest of the world.