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Linksys 24-Port Gigabit Metallic Switch, SE3024 Frequently Asked Questions


1. What is the Linksys 24-Port Gigabit Metallic Switch, SE3024?

The Linksys 24-Port Gigabit Metallic Switch, SE3024 is an unmanaged switch that offers a quick and easy solution to extend your office network with a plug-and-play installation.  It is also useful in transferring data across a local network at up to Gigabit speeds.

2. What is QoS?

Quality of Service (QoS) is used to set up priority and attention to specific devices, services or applications within the network through the router, so that the maximum amount of available throughput and speed can be used for better audio/video streaming.  The switch supports 802.1p.

3. 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 LEDs are properly lit on the switch.
  • System LED - Blue
  • Link/Act - Green
Step 2:
Power down the switch and the computer.

Step 3:
Power ON the switch.
Step 4:
Power ON the computer.

NOTE:  Only routers or modems with DHCP capabilities can allow sharing of Internet connection between computers.

4. What is the advantage of having a switch when it comes to data transfer?

The switch acts as a repeater which regenerates data signals as they pass through it.  This feature acts as a safeguard to deter data loss and ensure that transmissions arrive securely at their destinations.  Moreover, a switch is capable of intelligent filtering of data based on source and destination as compared to the repeater which can only regenerate the signal without checking its recipients.

5. What type of power adapter does the switch require?

The Linksys SE3024 has an internal power supply of 100 – 240 VAC (~50-60 Hz).  The switch comes with an external power cord.

6. What are the protocols supported by the SE3024?

The Linksys SE3024 switch is compliant with IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x, 802.3ab, and 802.3az standards.

7. Can I rack-mount my switch?

Yes, theLinksys 24-Port Gigabit Metallic Switch, SE3024can be rack-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. What devices can I connect to the SE3024 switch?

You can connect up to 24 Ethernet devices such as computers, storage, gaming devices, and printers.  You can also cascade other networking devices like a switch or router to further expand your network.

10. When I connect a computer to the switch, will it have Internet access as well?

Yes.  If the switch is connected to a router, computers connected to the switch will have Internet access.

NOTE:  Only routers or modems with DHCP capabilities can allow sharing of Internet connection between computers.

11. Is the Linksys SE3024 a Gigabit switch?

Yes, the SE3024 is a Gigabit switch because it supports up to 1000 Mbps speed.

12. What is the warranty period for the Linksys SE3024?

The Linksys 24-Port Gigabit Metallic Switch, SE3024 has a one-year limited warranty.

13. What is the maximum throughput of the SE3024?

The maximum throughput that the SE3024 can accommodate is 1 Gbps.

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