Smart Rate Technology

Smart Rate is a new technology designed to enable higher port link speeds on legacy cabling where an Ethernet RJ45 port type can link at 1Gbps, 2.5Gbps, 5Gbps, or 10Gbps.

When situations occur where a network link establishes at a lower than expected speed (or not at all) due to marginal or bad cabling, the Smart Rate port technology allows administrators to triage cabling issues and determine root causes of lower than expected performance.

Smart Rate Technology is available on the following products:
  • Switch 5400R v3 zl2 modules (J9991A, J9995A)
  • Switch 5400R chassis switch bundles (JL002A)