Getting to know the Linksys 8-port Smart Gigabit Switch, LGS308

The Linksys 8-port Smart Gigabit Switch, LGS308 offers a quick and easy solution to extend an office network, allowing devices to be located anywhere without the need for alternating current (AC) outlets.  It is designed for customers, who need a low cost switch with basic management but high level feature list including a web-based setup page that provides easy configuration and management, and gigabit speed ports providing high bandwidth capabilities.  It has eight GE ports (RJ-45).

Front view

RJ-45 port LEDs - Indicates the device’s activity status.
  • OFF - No link detected
  • Solid - Link is detected/established
  • Blinking - Transmitting/receiving Data
Reset button - The reset button is located on the device’s front panel next to the system LEDs.

Reset Button Behavior:
  • Pressing for less than 10 seconds will cause system to reboot after releasing the button.
  • Pressing the button for more than 10 seconds will cause the system to reboot to factory default settings.
System LED - Indicates the device’s status and activities.
  • OFF - System is powered OFF.
  • Solid Blue - System is ON and operative.
  • Blinking Blue:
    • Booting/System Self-Test
    • Device is using the factory default IP address of 192.168.1. 251
  • Blinking Yellow - Failure detect (e.g. FAN)  
NOTE:  To know more about the LEDs on the Smart Gigabit Switches, click here.

Back view

  • Port Mirroring - up to 4 sources to one target.
  • MAC Address Aging - Range 10-630 sec, default 300 sec
  • Spanning Tree - STP/RSTP
  • SNMP - OID placing / MIB root
  • System software and Configuration Management
  • Quality of Service (QoS)/Class of Service and Rate Limiting - QoS Basic Mode
  • System IP address Management
  • Security - RADIUS
  • Switch Management 
Device management
The Switch can be managed by:
  • Web-based setup page (HTTP, HTTPS)
  • Telnet (Menu CLI)
  • SNMP
Supported browsers
  • Firefox version 16 and latest
  • Internet Explorer 9-10 
Supported host operating system
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit) 
Package Contents
  • Quick-Start Guide
  • Power Cord (Power Adapter included with LGS308)
  • CD with documentation
  • Rack-mount kit or wall-mount kit 
DDR2 SDRAM: 64 MB x 16
SPI Flash: 16 MB

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