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Linksys 8-Port Business Desktop Gigabit PoE+ Switch (LGS108P) Reviewed by Mikerose23 on Dec 28 . Rating: 4.5 Linksys 8-Port Business Desktop Gigabit PoE+ Switch (LGS108P) Upgrade the data paths of your local wired network to information superhighways with Gigabit switches at the desktop. Accelerate your performance and productivity when you send large fi les to network servers, drives, and printers at Gigabit speed. Power over Ethernet (PoE+) capability also carries electrical power […]

Linksys 8-Port Business Desktop Gigabit PoE+ Switch (LGS108P)


Linksys 8-Port Business Desktop Gigabit PoE+ Switch (LGS108P)


Upgrade the data paths of your local wired network to information superhighways with Gigabit switches at the desktop. Accelerate your performance and productivity when you send large fi les to network servers, drives, and printers at Gigabit speed. Power over Ethernet (PoE+) capability also carries electrical power to peripheral devices without the need for additional outlets

  • Wired connection speed up to 1,000 Mbps
  • 8, 16, or 24 Gigabit Ethernet autosensing ports
  • Quality of Service (QoS) traffic prioritization
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE+) support
  • Easy plug-and-play connection
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) support



What customers say about Linksys 8-Port Business Desktop Gigabit PoE+ Switch (LGS108P)?

  • 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Only 4 of the 8 ports are powered but good overall performance., September 10, 2015
    By 
    Lon J. Seidman (CT) –
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    This review is from: Linksys 8-Port Business Desktop Gigabit PoE+ Switch (LGS108P) (Personal Computers)
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What’s this?)
    This is a good functional POE switch that provides gigabit speeds across all 8 ports but only 4 are powered. This is an unmanaged device but performs well in my home network. Speeds were identical to what I have measured on other low cost soho gigabit switches I use in my home from TpLink and Netgear.

    POE switches are useful for devices like IP phones, security cameras, and wireless access points that can receive power over the same ethernet cable that transfers data. This can reduce installation expenses as you will not need to have a qualified electrician run electrical service out to where you might be installing a wireless access point or camera.

    So far this device has delivered solid performance that’s on par with other similar devices from other manufacturers. Just know that it will only power four, not eight devices simultaneously but all eight ports will provide gigabit ethernet speeds.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great performance easy to manage, December 11, 2015
    By 
    SMXSteve (Seattle) –
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    I’m a software guy, I’ve written a lot of business applications over the years but I’ve also had to deal with networks out of necessity. We have a network at home which includes two servers, several NAS devices, laptops, desktops, iPads, iPhones, Internet multimedia devices, security cam systems, WiFi routers, etc. I don’t have a lot of time to learn everything about hardware but I do have to set it up and configure it and keep it working, especially the network.

    Most routers only come with four ports but our network now has 16 lines connected to it. In the past I’ve used hubs to expand the network because they are inexpensive and simple, you just plug them in. I started with one eight port hub then had to add another. The problem is they are dumb devices and can create network bottlenecks, slow speeds (some default the max speed to the slowest) and are not reliable. Switches are far more powerful and configurable but they are also expensive in comparison and it’s another set of configurations and terminology. I finally got to try the Linksys 28 port switch. You may think it’s overkill but I’m already using over half of the ports!

    First use was straight forward and easy. Plugged it in and then replaced the hubs with this, plugging all of the cables into this then tested all of the devices and everything worked like a champ.

    This has a great interface so that you can configure the switch and check the status. You can hook up a monitor to this but it’s easy just to open a browser and type in the IP address. The interface for this is easy to use. Right away I changed the admin password and IP address. I could also check which lines were running at 1000 and those only at 100. There are a lot of things I need to get familiar with but there is a lot you can manage with this.

    I can already tell the difference in speed with some of the computers and devices. My two network port NAS is definitely faster which is a huge plus! I use it for backing up RAW photo files which are 40 to 60 mb each. Much improvement over the hubs I was using. It’s only been a few days but so far we haven’t had any connection or speed issues like we did with the hubs.

    While it can be a lot cleaner to have the ports on the back and just lights on the front with this many ports it’s too much work to manage vs looks. I like this set up, I’ll just have to clean up the cabling coming into it.

    It comes with hardware to mount it on a rack but it also comes with rubber feet so you can just set it on a shelf like I did.

    The fan on this is noisy. I have a room where most of my equipment is stored so it won’t bother me but I hope it’s not going out. I did check with support (you need to select the business option to get someone who knows) and while they can’t tell from a distance if it’s bad or not they did say it will be noticeable. Quiet is a perspective on the listener…

    It comes with a total of 28 ports, 12 of which also provide power (POE). For a general business network switch most of the devices you are connecting have their own power so for a while anyway there are plenty of POE ports on this thing.

    Is it overkill for a home network? If you are like me and have a small home business network it takes care of my needs and gives me plenty of room to grow, especially with POE devices becoming more abundant in the future. It is easy to manage even though it will take me a little while to figure out everything. Overall a great device to help control my network.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars
    A great switch for small businesses or home office/lab set ups, December 13, 2015
    By 
    Storm (Texas) –
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    Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What’s this?)
    My current switch is a 16 port Cisco-branded appliance with gig either, but no PoE. This Linksys 28 port is a nice upgrade and allows me to add a few more boxes on my home lab set up. It should be noted that only the first twelve ports are PoE, while the rest are not. I believe this has been addressed by various Linksys employees in other reviews. While the PoE capability should be made a bit clearer, simply put, I don’t have 12 devices that support PoE, so it didn’t impact my situation. However, if you require a full 28-port PoE set up, this is not the switch you’re looking for.

    Out of the box, the switch came with the side brackets to support rackmounting. Rackmount screws were of course not provided, as racks can use different types of screws. All you get are the two side brackets and the screws to screw in the brackets to the switch.

    After running the switch for a few days, with medium levels of traffic (and a mix of CAT5e and CAT6e / Gb) the switch was not hot at all. This wasn’t an issue with my Cisco either, but you never know when you’ll get one of those old school throwback switches that you could fry eggs on.

    Management-wise, I generally ignore the QoS items, simply because I generally control that at a software level on my labs (mostly for testing). The ACL options for security were interesting, but also not something I’d configure at the switch level on my networks. The VLAN routing ability was definitely nice though.

    All-in-all, this is a great little all-in-one switch for a smaller network.

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