Linksys LGS124 Frequently Asked Questions


1.  What is the Linksys LGS124 24-Port Business Gigabit Switch? 

The Linksys LGS124 24-Port Business Gigabit Switch is an unmanaged 24-port switch that offers a quick and easy solution to extend your office network with plug-and-play installation.  To learn more, click here.
2.  What kind of devices can be connected to the switch? 

You can connect the following devices to the Linksys LGS124:
  • Computers
  • Routers
  • Switches
  • Network printers
  • Other network devices   
3.  What is the difference between the Linksys LGS124 v1 and Linksys LGS124 v2?
The Linksys LGS124 v1 and Linksys LGS124 v2 have different dimensions as listed below:
  • LGS124 v1:  440 x 200 x 44 mm (LxWxH)
  • LGS124 v2:  440 x 201 x 44 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 are the protocols supported by the Linksys LGS124?

The Linksys LGS124 switch complies with the IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x, 802.3ab, and 802.3az standards.

6.  Can I wall mount the switch?

No.  The Linksys LGS124 can only be mounted on a rack.

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

No, the 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.  For the computers to have internet access, the switch should be connected to a router or modem.
8.  What is the warranty period for the Linksys LGS124?
The Linksys LGS124 v1 has limited lifetime warranty while the Linksys LGS124 v2 has a 5-year warranty.

9.  Does the Linksys LGS124 have a Quality of Service (QoS) feature?

Yes, the switch has a QoS feature.  However, the Linksys LGS124 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?

When this happens, make sure that the network cabling is crimped securely and installed properly.

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 - Solid blue
  • Link/Act/GB - 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.  For a computer on a switch to have internet access, the switch should be connected to a router or modem.

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