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Linksys LGS105 Frequently Asked Questions

1. What type of device is the Linksys LGS105 5-Port Business Desktop Gigabit Switch?

The Linksys LGS105 5-Port Business Desktop Gigabit Switch is an unmanaged switch that offers a quick and easy solution to extend your office network with a plug-and-play installation.
 
2. What kind of devices can be connected to the switch? 

You can connect the following devices to your Linksys LGS105 switch:
  • Computers
  • Routers
  • Switches
  • Network Printers
  • Other network devices   
3. What should I do when my computer cannot connect to the internet while connected to the switch?

Follow the steps provided below to resolve this issue:
  • Verify if the lights are properly lit on the switch. 
a.  System light (Blue) - It lights up solidly when the switch is powered ON.
b.  Link / Act (Green) - Lights up when a connection is detected.  It flashes when the corresponding port is active.
  • Power down all devices and power ON the switch first.  Next, power ON the computer.
4. What is the advantage of having a Gigabit switch when it comes to data transfer? 

The Gigabit switches minimize transfer times and greatly enhance your ability to stream high-bandwidth files to connected devices without interference.
 
5. What are the protocols supported by the Linksys LGS105?

The Linksys LGS105 switch is compliant with IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x, and 802.3ab standards.
 
6. What are the package contents of the Linksys LGS105 box? 

The Linksys LGS105 package contains the following:
  • 1 Linksys LGS105
  • Power Adapter or cord
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • 4 Foot Pads
  • Wall mount kit
7. What should I do if my switch experiences excessive data collisions?

Verify that your network cabling is securely crimped and properly installed.
 
8. Can I use a switch to share internet connection to all computers in the network? 

No.  The switch is not capable of sharing internet connection across the network.  However, what it does is that it allows more computers to be connected to a local network. 
 
NOTE:  Only routers or modems with DHCP capabilities allow sharing of internet connection between computers.  
 
9. Can I wall-mount my switch?

Yes, the Linksys LGS105 can be wall-mounted.
 
10. What is the warranty period for the Linksys LGS105?
 
Linksys LGS105 has a limited lifetime warranty.  The LGS105 v2 has a 5-year warranty.

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