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Linksys LGS105 Frequently Asked Questions

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PRODUCT INFORMATION
     

PRODUCT INFORMATION

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 the Linksys LGS105:

 
  • Computers
  • Routers
  • Switches
  • Network printers
  • Other network devices   

3.  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.
 

4.  What are the protocols supported by the Linksys LGS105?

The Linksys LGS105 is compliant with IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x, 802.3ab, and 802.3az standards.
 

5.  What are inside the Linksys LGS105 box? 

The Linksys LGS105 box contains the following:

 
  • One Linksys LGS105
  • Power adapter

6.  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 a modem.
 

7.  Can I wall mount the switch?

Yes, the Linksys LGS105 can be wall mounted.
 

8.  What is the warranty period for the Linksys LGS105?
 
The Linksys LGS105 v1 has a limited lifetime warranty.  The Linksys LGS105 v2 has a 5-year warranty.

 

9.  Does the Linksys LGS105 have a Quality of Service (QoS) feature?

Yes, the switch has a QoS feature.  However, the Linksys LGS105 is not a manageable switch; therefore, the QoS setting is predefined and can't be configured or customized.

TROUBLESHOOTING


1.  What should I do if the switch experiences excessive data collisions?

Make sure that the network cabling is crimped securely and installed properly.

2.  What should I do if 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 the switch and the computer are connected properly and the indicator lights on the switch are properly lit as outlined below: 
 

  • System light (blue) - Lights up solid when the switch is powered up
  • Link/Act/GB (green/yellow) - Lights up solid on the corresponding port when a connection is detected and flashes if the connection is active
To learn more about the indicator lights on 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 allow sharing of internet connection between computers.  For a computer on a switch to have internet access, the switch should be connected to a router or a modem.

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