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Linksys LGS116 Frequently Asked Questions

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1. What type of device 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 Gigabit speeds to minimize transfer times and greatly enhance the ability to stream high-bandwidth files to connected devices without interference.  It 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 your 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 difference between the Linksys LGS116 V1 and LGS116 V2 is the measurement of their dimensions as listed below:
  • Dimensions V1: 280 x 120 x 25 mm
  • Dimensions V2: 288 x 102 x 26 mm
 
4. 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:

Step 1:
Verify if indicator lights are properly lit on the switch.  

System Indicator Light  Blue
Link / Act / GB 
Green-Orange
 
Step 2:
Power down everything and power ON the switch first.  Next, power ON the computer. 
 
NOTE:  Only routers or modems with DHCP capabilities can allow sharing of internet connection between computers.  
 
5. 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.
 
6. What are the protocols supported by the Linksys LGS116?

The Linksys LGS116 switch is compliant with IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x, 802.3ab, and 802.3az standards.
 
7. Can I wall-mount my switch?

Yes, the Linksys LGS116 can be wall-mounted.
 
8. What should I do if my switch experiences excessive data collisions?

Verify that your network cabling is securely crimped and installed properly.
 
9. 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, it allows more computers to be connected to a local network. 
 
NOTE:  Only routers or modems with DHCP capabilities can allow sharing of internet connection between computers.  

 
10. What is the warranty period for the Linksys LGS116?
 
The Linksys LGS116 V1 has limited lifetime warranty while the Linksys LGS116 V2 has a 5-year warranty.

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