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Compatible devices that can be connected to a Linksys switch

A switch is a device which enables you to connect computers and other devices to a computer network.  You may also share Internet connection by connecting a switch to a router.

The following are devices that can be connected to a Linksys switch:

          •    Computer
          •    Router
          •    Switches
          •    Network Printer
          •    Other network devices

NOTE:  In this example, we used the Linksys SE2800, Linksys EZXS55W and Linksys EZXS16W switches.

Linksys SE2800

Newer models of Linksys switches (such as the SE1500, SE2500, and SE2800 models) do not have Uplink ports but instead have auto-sensing ports capable of detecting either straight-through or crossover cable.

Linksys EZXS55W

NOTE:  If you connect a router or an additional switch to the Uplink port, you cannot use the numbered port next to the Uplink port.  In this case, you will not be able to use port number 5.  The two (2) ports are wired together, so they cannot be used simultaneously.

Linksys EZXS16W

NOTE:  If you connect a router or an additional switch to the Uplink port, you cannot use the numbered port next to the Uplink port.  In this case, you will not be able to use port number 15.  The two (2) ports are wired together, so they cannot be used simultaneously.

Extending the network

If you want to add computers or any type of device to your network, you may do so by connecting a switch to your router.  You can also share Internet connection through this setup.  For more instructions on how to connect a switch to a Linksys router, click here.


Related Articles:

Getting to Know the EZXS55W
Getting to Know EZXS16W Switch
Getting to Know the Linksys SE2500
Getting to know the Linksys SE2800

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