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Linksys WRT 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch, SE4008 Frequently Asked Questions

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HARDWARE

1. What is the Linksys WRT 8-Port Gigabit Switch, SE4008?

The Linksys WRT 8-Port Gigabit Switch, SE4008 is an unmanaged 8-port switch that allows you to add up to eight (8) devices to your home or office network with plug-and-play installation.  The Gigabit ports provide 10 times faster connection than ordinary 10/100 Ethernet connections.

2. What is QoS?

Quality of Service (QoS) is used to set up priority and attention to specific devices, services or applications within the network through the router so that the maximum amount of available throughput and speed can be used for better audio and video streaming.  The switch supports 802.1p.

3. Does the SE4008 have a web interface?
 
No.

4. What is the advantage of having a switch when it comes to data transfer?

The switch acts as a repeater which regenerates data signals as they pass through it.  This feature acts as a safeguard to deter data loss and ensure that transmissions arrive securely at their destinations.  Moreover, a switch is capable of intelligent filtering of data based on source and destination as compared to the repeater which can only regenerate the signal without checking its recipients.

5. What type of power adapter does it require?

The Linksys SE4008 requires an external power adapter of 12 Volts, 1 Ampere.
 
NOTE:  The package includes one (1) power adapter of the aforementioned specifications.

6. What are the protocols supported by the SE4008?

The Linksys SE4008 switch is compliant with IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x, 802.3ab, 802.3az standards.

7. Can I wall-mount my switch?

Yes, the Linksys SE4008 can be wall-mounted.

8. What devices can I connect to the SE4008 switch?

You can connect up to eight (8) Ethernet devices such as computers, storage, gaming devices, and printers.  You can also cascade other networking devices like a switch or router to further expand your network.

9. When I connect a computer to the switch, will it have Internet access as well?

Yes.  If the switch is connected to a router, computers connected to the switch will have Internet access.

NOTE:  Only routers or modems with DHCP capabilities can allow sharing of Internet connection between computers.

10. Is the Linksys SE4008 a Gigabit switch?

Yes, the SE4008 is a Gigabit switch because it supports up to 1000 Mbps speed.

11. What is the warranty period for the Linksys SE4008?

The Linksys 8-Port Gigabit Metallic Switch, SE4008 has a one-year limited warranty.

12. What is the maximum throughput of the SE4008?

The maximum throughput that the SE4008 can accommodate is 1 Gbps.
 
LEDs
 
1. What do the LEDs in the Linksys SE4008 mean?
  • System LED – The system LED is solid when the switch is powered ON.
  • Ethernet 1 thru 8 (Primary) – Numbered LEDs correspond to the numbered ports on the switch's back panel. 
    • If the LED is solid, a device is connected to that port. 
    • A flashing LED indicates network activity over that port.
  • Ethernet 1 thru 8 (Secondary)
    • If the LED is not ON, a device is connected to that port at 10/100 Mbps. 
    • A solid LED indicates that a device is successfully connected to that port at 1000 Mbps (Gigabit Ethernet).
2. How do I turn off the LAN LEDs?
 
Press the button on the back to turn on the LAN LEDs.
 
3. Can I turn off the power LED?
 
No.
 
4. I have connected my devices but I only see the Power LED on, what could be the problem?
 
By default, the LED button is in the OFF position.  Press the button on the back to turn ON the LAN LEDs.
 
TROUBLESHOOTING

1. What should I do when my computer cannot connect to the Internet while connected to the switch?

Follow the steps below to resolve this issue:
 
Step 1:
Verify if LEDs are properly lit on the switch.

System LED - Blue
Link/Act – Green
 
Step 2:
Power OFF the switch and the computer.

Step 3:
Power ON the switch.
 
Step 4:
Power ON the computer.

NOTE:  Only routers or modems with DHCP capabilities can allow sharing of Internet connection between computers.

2. What should I do if my switch experiences excessive data collisions?

Verify that your network cabling is securely crimped and properly installed.

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