The Mini-Switches are designed for easy installation and high performance in an environment where traffic on the network and the number of users increase continuously. The Mini-Switches with their small, compact size are specifically designed for small workgroups or the Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) market today. The Mini-Switches are ideal for deployment with multiple high-speed servers for shared bandwidth 10Mbps or 100Mbps workgroups. In 200Mbps full-duplex mode, any port can provide workstations with a congestion-free data pipe for simultaneous access to the server. The Mini-Switches are expandable by cascading two or more switches together. As all ports support 200Mbps full duplex, the Mini-Switches can be cascaded from any port and to any number of switches. The Mini-Switches are a perfect choice for site planning to upgrade to Fast Ethernet in the future. Ethernet workgroups can connect to the Mini-Switches now, and change adapters and hubs anytime later without needing to change the Mini-Switches or reconfigure the networks. The Mini-Switches combine dynamic memory allocation with store-and-forward switching to ensure that the buffer is effectively allocated for each port; while, data flow is controlled between the transmitting and receiving nodes to guarantee against all possible packet loss. The Mini-Switches are an unmanaged 10/100 Fast Ethernet Switch that offers solutions in accelerating small Ethernet workgroup's bandwidths.