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Linksys SE3005 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch Frequently Asked Questions



1. What is the Linksys SE3005 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch? 

The Linksys SE3005 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch 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 the difference between the Linksys SE3005 and SE3005 v2?

The difference between the Linksys SE3005 and SE3005 v2 is listed below:
SE3005 v2
5 V / 1 A
12 V / 0.5 A
121 mm x 75 mm x 26 mm
120 mm x 88 mm x 26 mm
248 g
252 g
LAN Ports
3. What is Quality of Service (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 and video streaming.

4. Is the Linksys SE3005 a Gigabit switch? 

Yes, the SE3005 is a Gigabit switch because it supports up to 1000 Mbps speed.
5. What is the warranty period for the Linksys SE3005?

The Linksys SE3005 has a one-year limited warranty.
6. What is the maximum throughput of the Linksys SE3005?

The maximum throughput that the SE3005 can accommodate is 1 Gbps.

7. What type of power adapter does the Linksys SE3005 require?

The Linksys SE3005 comes with an external power adapter 5 V, 1 A.
8. Can I wall-mount the Linksys SE3005?

Yes, the Linksys SE3005 can be wall-mounted.


1. 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.
2. What are the protocols supported by the Linksys SE3005?

The Linksys SE3005 switch is compliant with IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x, 802.3ab, and 802.3az standards.

3. What devices can I connect to the Linksys SE3005? 

You can connect up to five 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. 

4. When I connect a computer to the Linksys SE3005, 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.  Otherwise, not all computers will have access to the internet.

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


1. What should I do when my computer cannot connect to the internet while connected to the Linksys SE3005?

To resolve this issue, follow the steps below:
Step 1:
Verify if LEDs are properly lit on the switch.
System LED - Blue
Link / Act - Green - Orange

Step 2:
Power OFF 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.  
2. What should I do if the Linksys SE3005 experiences excessive data collisions?

Verify that your network cabling is securely crimped and installed properly.

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