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8-Port Gigabit Network Switch


Built to deliver business-class performance, the Linksys Business LGS308MP PoE+ Smart 8-Port Gigabit Network Switch offers the efficiency, security, and scalability needed to support your growing business. This high-powered network switch dramatically streamlines installation of peripheral devices and eliminates the need for dedicated electrical wiring thanks to Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+), which allows network cables to transfer power. With 130 total watts dedicated to PoE+, the smart network switch delivers substantially more power than ordinary PoE switches-making it ideal for supporting expansive surveillance cameras, door access control systems, ProAV systems, access points, video VoIP phones, and other demanding applications.

An ideal choice for demanding LAN environments, the 8-port gigabit switch intelligently manages traffic to ensure peak efficiency and performance. Flexible network expansion options and advanced security features make this switch a suitable solution for business-class applications.


Ideal for complex network environments that demand multiple switches, Linksys gigabit switches are designed to scale alongside the needs of your growing workforce. They help ensure smooth and seamless network expansion by leveraging IEEE802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol, which prevents formation of loops that can be deadly to your network. Multiple high-bandwidth trunks carry data smoothly between the switches, helping alleviate congestion and improve availability. And thanks to Storm Control, the switches also help minimize loss of service by monitoring and suppressing traffic levels.

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Equipped with numerous QoS features, the LGS308MP switch intelligently manages traffic to help deliver the best user experience possible. The switch leverages IGMP snooping to limit IP multicast traffic to ports that request it, enabling the rest of the network to operate at peak efficiency. This allows users to engage in video streaming, VoIP calls, high-volume file uploads, and other bandwidth-intensive tasks without worry of slowing down the network.


The LGS308MP switch safeguards your network's mission-critical data from unauthorized access using port authentication and MAC-based port security that require clients to authenticate themselves before any data is transferred. DHCP snooping filters out traffic from untrusted sources, and IP-MAC binding functions help promote overall network integrity to protect against attacks.


Linksys PoE+ switches can power PoE+ enabled devices such as surveillance cameras, access points, door access control systems, and ProAV systems. This will eliminate the need for additional power cables and outlets, making installation simpler and less expensive.

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Technical Specs
  • Model Name:
  • Ports:
    • Total System Ports: 8GE
    • Copper FE/GE Ports (RJ45): g1–g8
  • Memory:
    128 MB
  • LEDs:
    System (blue), Link/Act/PoE (green/green)
  • System Power Consumption without PoE+:
    • 110V:10.82W
    • 220V:10.59W
  • Forwarding Rate:
    11.90 Mpps
  • Switching Capacity:
    16 Gbps
  • MAC Address Table Size:
  • Jumbo Frame (FE, GE):
  • Dimensions (LxWxH):
    • 210 x 104 x 25 mm
    • (8.3 x 4.1 x 1.0 in.)
  • Weight:
    0.58kg (1.28 lbs)
  • Power Dedicated to PoE+:
  • Power Input:
    • 100–240V
    • 50–60 Hz
    • (3.34A max)
  • Power Saving:
    EEE+, Short Reach + Energy Detect
  • Operating Temperature:
    0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F)
  • Storage Temperature:
    -40 to 70°C (-40 to 158°F)
  • Operating Humidity:
    10 to 90% RH
  • Storage Humidity:
    10 to 90% RH (non-condensing)
  • Spanning Tree:
    IEEE 802.1d Spanning Tree, IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree, IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Trees
  • Link Aggregation:
    IEEE 802.3ad LACP, up to 4 groups with up to 8 ports per group
  • VLAN:
    Port-based and 802.1q tag-based VLANs, Management VLAN, Guest VLAN support, Dynamic VLAN assignment via Radius server with 802.1x client authentication
  • Number of VLANs Supported:
    128 active VLANs (4,096 range)
  • Auto Voice VLAN:
    Voice traffic is automatically assigned by OUI to a voice-specific VLAN and treated with appropriate levels
  • IGMP Snooping:
    IGMP (v1/v2/v3) snooping provides for fast client joins and leaves of multicast streams and limits bandwidth-intensive video traffic to only the requestors; supports 256 multicast groups
  • HOL Blocking Prevention:
    Head of line (HOL) blocking prevention
  • Port Mirroring:
    Traffic on multiple ports (up to 4 ports) can be mirrored to another port for analysis with a network analyzer
  • Security Features:
    • 802.1x Radius authentication
    • DHCP snooping
    • IP-MAC binding
    • Port security supports limited dynamic lock and locked MAC address
    • Management access control
  • Storm Control:
    Broadcast, flooding, and multicast
  • Quality Of Service:
    Port-based, 802.1p priority-based, IPv4/v6 IP DSCP-based
  • RMON:
    Embedded remote monitoring (RMON) software agent support for enhanced traffic management, monitoring, and analysis
  • Management Interface:
    • HTTP
    • HTTPS
  • Other Management:
    Telnet (menu-driven), DHCP client, system log, configuration unload and backup via HTTP or TFTP, PING, dual images, SNTP
  • SNMP:
    • Version 1
    • Version 2c
    • Version 3
  • Firmware Upgrade:
    • Web Browser (HTTP/HTTPS)
    • TFTP
  • Warranty and Support:
    • Limited Lifetime (most countries)
    • France, Germany and Spain – 5 year warranty
    • Australia and New Zealand – 2 year warranty
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Little Switch I received this switch about a week ago, to say the least i work with a lot of enterprise class switches and routers from different vendors, even though this is a very small switch, it is packed with a lot of great enterprise class features, like vlans, link aggregation, mac filtering, acls, port security and whole lot of other features. If you are a network admin, I would definitely recommend this little but powerful device to run a small department or a small office. Really easy and fast set up, and performance. I can not speak about the reliability as much as i would like to since I've had it for only about a week but i haven't had any issues or problems so far.
Date published: 2018-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ideal Switch for Sm Business and Home Office The Linksys Business LGS308MP PoE+ Smart 8 Port Gigabit Network Switch (130W) is a solidly built quiet switch with lots of great features. It comes at an affordable price and is easy to configure. You can connect your IP phones and IP cameras without having to run a separate power source. The switch can be used as a DHCP server and also has advanced Security configurations. The VLAN capablitiy allows you to segregate your network by having voice and data traffic separated. QoS allows you to prioritize your voice traffic to avoid quality issues. The switch offers numerous features that I doubt most businesses will not leverage but its great to have them. In a nutshell this compact switch packs quite a punch!
Date published: 2018-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from True POE power and rock solid switch Put two of these in an office where we are running IP phones and IP cameras. We had been suffering from phone call drops. We couldn't tell if it was our connection or something internal. Put the LGS308MP in place and our problems went away! Though the switches we had installed were rated to handled the POE needs it is our belief that it wasn't a true rating. Whatever the case, the LGS308MP solved our problems! We also used another one for IP Cameras feeding a server. No dropouts, no disrupted video feed, just clean recordings. Very pleased with the LGS308MP!
Date published: 2018-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great GUI I love this Business LGS308MP PoE+ Smart 8 Port Gigabit Network switch. If you enter its IP address in your browser, you will find a host of helpful options in the GUI. One that helped me a lot was the cable checker. One of my ethernet cables had an issue and another was not inserted properly. I also believe this switch is faster than my previous Netgear switch.
Date published: 2018-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 130W LGS308MP Switch The LGS308MP is very easy to set up out of the box. The instructions are well documented in the included quick start guide. I was up and running in minutes. I applied a few QOS settings to prioritize the video streams from 4 POE cameras I have running through this switch as well as my VOIP traffic. This switch has been running in a small business environment for a few weeks now with no hiccups or dropped connections. The only small complaint I have about this device is it does not include brackets to use it in a rack, which is understandable since it is only an 8-port switch. It does have two mounting points on the bottom for mounting to a wall, which I have done. I would recommend this product to a colleague. So far I believe it is very well constructed and well designed. If I have any further updates, I will post them as an amendment to this review.
Date published: 2018-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product! Replaced an existing 10/100 Mbps switch with this Gigabit switch and the speed is incredible. In addition to the obvious improvement in speed, we had 4-PoE cameras that were using dedicated PoE injectors that were cumbersome and created a messy install. This PoE switch worked great with the cameras and everything else we have thrown at it. Having a small business class PoE switch that can be wall mounted is fantastic!
Date published: 2018-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LGS308MP PoE+ offers features & performance The LGS308MP PoE+ switch is perfect for small to medium size businesses and even the home user. The switch has gigabit ports capable of supporting those devices that require extra power. It also comes with a web interface which is intuitive to use. This is a smart switch which offers QoS, vlan, voice and spanning tree management along with a host of other features. As your business network grows in sophistication the LGS308MP PoE+ is the switch you need and will want to use to ensure performance and security.
Date published: 2018-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Out of the box networking made simple With an easy to use interface, we were able to get the product configured in a timely fashion. With power over ethernet capability and management as well, it's easy for anyone to get started. We powered a range of POE cameras without issue, as well as a couple POE access points. I could only ask for SPF ports to make this a completely well rounded product that is a good fit for practically any network.
Date published: 2018-09-19
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