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Getting to know the Linksys LGS308MP and LGS308P

The Linksys LGS308MP 8-Port Smart Gigabit PoE+ Switch MP (Linksys LGS308MP) ​and Linksys LGS308P 8-Port Business Smart Gigabit PoE+ Switch (Linksys LGS308P) offer a quick and easy solution to extend your office network.  The smart switch features gigabit speed ports, a web-based setup page for easy configuration and management, and PoE+ support for networking devices to be located anywhere without the need for alternating current (AC) outlets.

Front panel

  • Port mirroring - up to four 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 (CoS)/Basic mode
  • System IP address management
  • Security - RADIUS
  • Switch management 

  • PoE MAX - indicates the PoE power budget status of the switch
  • SYSTEM light - indicates the device’s status and activities
  • Port lights (RJ45) 
Left - Link/Activity status
  • OFF - No link detected
  • Solid - Link is detected/established
  • Blinking - Transmitting/receiving data
Right - indicates PoE status
  • OFF - No powered device (PD) detected
  • ON - Valid 802.3af/at PD is detected
NOTE:  All port light colors are green.  To learn more about the ports and the lights on the switch, click here. 

  • PoE+ ports (RJ45) - are auto-sensing ethernet ports that detect the speed of the device connected to it and adjust the port speed and duplex accordingly.
  • Reset button - the reset button is located on the device’s front panel next to the SYSTEM light.

Back panel

PoE support 
  • Supports both IEEE 802.3af/802.3at (PoE+) - up to 30 watts per powered device (PD)
  • Power is provided over data pair (cables 1 and 2 + 3 and 6)
  • Legacy mode is not supported
  • Supports DC Disconnect
  • Supports the following port limit mode:
    • Class mode - limitation is based on PD classification
    • Port mode - limitation is based on user settings

PoE power budget
  • 130 W (Linksys LGS308MP), 72 W (Linksys ​ LGS308P)
  • If budget is exceeded, the power will be provided based on the priority defined on the port:
    • Critical
    • High
    • Low
Fan support
The switch has one fan. 
Device management
  • Web-based setup page (HTTP, HTTPS)
  • Telnet (Menu CLI)
  • SNMP

Supported browsers
  • Firefox® version 16 and latest
  • Internet Explorer® 9-10

Supported host operating systems
  • Windows® 7 (32 and 64-bit)
  • Windows XP

  • DDR2 SDRAM: 64 MB x 16
  • SPI Flash: 16 MB

Package contents
  • Quick start guide
  • Power cord and adapter
  • CD with documentation
  • Rack-mount kit or wall-mount kit
  • Linksys Smart Gigabit Switch

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