Linksys LGS116 Frequently Asked Questions



1.  What is the Linksys LGS116 16-Port Business Desktop Gigabit Switch? 

The Linksys LGS116 16-Port Business Desktop Gigabit Switch is an unmanaged 16-port switch that offers a quick and easy solution to extend your office network with plug-and-play installation.
2.  What kind of devices can be connected to the switch? 

You can connect the following devices to the Linksys LGS116 switch:

  • Computers
  • Routers
  • Switches
  • Network printers
  • Other network devices   
3.  What is the difference between the Linksys LGS116 V1 and LGS116 V2?
The Linksys LGS116 V1 and LGS116 V2 have different dimensions as listed below:

  • LGS116 V1:  280 x 120 x 25 mm (LxWxH)
  • LGS116 V2:  288 x 102 x 26 mm (LxWxH) 

4.  What is the advantage of having a gigabit switch when it comes to data transfer?
Gigabit switches can minimize transfer times and allow you to stream high-bandwidth files to connected devices without interference.

5.  What protocols does the Linksys LGS116 support?

The Linksys LGS116 switch is compliant with IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x, 802.3ab, and 802.3az standards.

6.  Can I wall mount the switch?

Yes, the Linksys LGS116 can be wall mounted.

7.  Can I use a switch to share internet connection to all computers in the network? 

No, a switch does not have this capability.  Only routers or modems with DHCP capabilities can allow sharing of internet connection between computers.  However, a switch can allow more computers to connect to a local network, and for the computers to have internet access, the switch should be connected to a router or a modem.
8.  What is the warranty period for the Linksys LGS116?
The Linksys LGS116 V1 has a limited lifetime warranty while the Linksys LGS116 V2 has a 5-year warranty. 

9.  Does the Linksys LGS116 have a Quality of Service (QoS) feature?

Yes, the switch has a QoS feature.  However, the Linksys LGS116 is not a manageable switch; therefore, the QoS setting is predefined and can't be configured or customized.


1.  What should I do if the switch experiences excessive data collisions? 

Make sure that the network cabling is crimped securely and installed properly.
2.  What should I do if my computer cannot connect to the internet while connected to the switch?

Follow the steps provided below to resolve this issue:
Step 1:
Verify if the switch and the computer are connected properly and the indicator lights on the switch are properly lit as outlined below: 

  • System indicator light - Solid blue
  • Link/Act/GB indicator lights - Either green or orange and solid or blinking depending on the speed and status of the connection
To learn more about the indicator lights and other features of the switch, click here.

Step 2:
Power down everything then power up the switch then do the same to the computer. 
NOTE:  Only routers or modems with DHCP capabilities can connect a computer to the internet.  F
or a computer on a switch to have internet access, the switch should be connected to a router or a modem.

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