From the Manufacturer|Powered by Is the information in this section helpful? Yes / No Overview Linksys LGS308 8-Port Business Smart Gigabit Switch The Linksys LGS308 8-Port Business Smart Gigabit Switch delivers the management, security, speed, and quality of service business networks demand. Numerous QoS features ensure that traffic is prioritized properly to deliver the best possible user experience, with IGMP snooping so your network can operate at peak efficiency. Advanced network security features secure networks through port authentication and MAC-based port security, with advanced DHCP snooping and IP-MAC binding functions to ensure network integrity and help prevent network attacks. This Linksys Smart Gigabit Switch also features Spanning Tree Protocol and Storm Control to easily expand your network to support your growing workforce. At a Glance: Quality of Service (QoS) ensures traffic is prioritized properly Adds 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports to your local network Port authentication and MAC-based port security Advanced DHCP snooping and IP-MAC binding functions for network integrity Spanning Tree Protocol and Storm Control for reliable network expansion IPv6 support EEE Energy Efficiency Compliant Whats in the Box: Linksys Smart Switch Quick Start Guide Power Cord or Power Adaptor CD with Documentation Wall Mount Kit Additional Features Quality of Service Traffic Prioritization Essential to delivering consistent and reliable communications over your network, QoS (Quality of Service) traffic prioritization ensures that the most important data for your business always receives top priority. The Linksys LGS308 8-Port Business Smart Gigabit Switch offers numerous QoS features to ensure traffic is prioritized properly to deliver the best possible user experience for real-time applications. For example, if IP phone connectivity and video conferencing are your top priority, you can give them preference over bandwidth-intensive activities like uploading and downloading large graphics and video files. IGMP snooping controls which ports receive specific IP multicast traffic, which reduces unnecessary load on host devices and enables the rest of the network to operate at peak efficiency. Advanced Network Security Features Protecting your network and data from unauthorized access is a constant concern for businesses. The Linksys LGS308 8-Port Business Smart Gigabit Switch helps secure networks through 802.1X port-based authentication and MAC-based port security, which requires clients to authenticate themselves before any data is passed. To safeguard network integrity and help prevent network attacks, DCHP snooping and IP-MAC binding functions ensure that only clients with specific IP/MAC addresses have access to your network, keeping unwanted devices and hackers out. Expand Your Network as Your Workforce Grows The Linksys LGS308 8-Port Business Smart Gigabit Switch is designed to work seamlessly with other Linksys network switches for quick and reliable expansion of your network, creating multiple high-bandwidth trunks between switches to enhance availability and redundancy. Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) allows switches to communicate with each other to ensure there is only one active path between two network devices, preventing unwanted data loops which can slow down and potentially halt traffic on your network. When computer networks accumulate large amounts of broadcast and multicast traffic, this “broadcast storm” can consume network resources to the point where the network is unable to function properly. Storm Control features on the Linksys LGS308 intentionally cease forwarding of broadcast traffic in the event of a storm, allowing a network manager to diagnose and resolve the root of the problem. This Linksys Smart Switch uses a built-in Web user interface for easy browser-based configuration. It offers Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) support and is EEE energy efficiency compliant. Downloads for Networking Professionals LGS308 Product Data Sheet View LGS308 Product Data Sheet PDF | Download LGS308 Product Data Sheet PDF PDF, 857K, 2 pages Case Study – Petersen Automotive Museum View Case Study – Petersen Automotive Museum PDF | Download Case Study – Petersen Automotive Museum PDF PDF, 3.51MB, 3 pages Finding the Right Switch for Your Business Needs View Finding the Right Switch for Your Business Needs PDF | Download Finding the Right Switch for Your Business Needs PDF PDF, 195K, 2 pages General Information 8-port, Gigabit switch delivers high-quality performance and reliability for business-class management, security and speed. Numerous QoS features ensure that traffic is prioritized properly to deliver the best possible user experience for real-time applications like voice and video along with bandwidth-intensive graphic/video file uploads and downloads. IGMP snooping limits IP multicast traffic to the ports that requested it, enabling the rest of the network to operate at peak efficiency. Smart switches help secure networks through port authentication and MAC-based port security, requiring clients to authenticate themselves before any data is passed. Advanced DHCP snooping and IP-MAC binding functions ensure network integrity and help prevent network attacks. Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and Storm Control features let you confidently build a mesh of switches and quickly expand your network to support your growing workforce. More from the Manufacturer Interfaces/Ports Total Number of Network Ports: 8 Uplink Port: No Modular: No Stack Port: No Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 8 Port/Expansion Slot Details: 8 x Gigabit Ethernet Network Media & Performance Media Type Supported: Twisted Pair Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet Network Technology: 10/100/1000Base-T Network & Communication Layer Supported: 2 Management & Protocols Manageable: Yes Power Description Power Source: Power Supply Redundant Power Supply Supported: No Physical Characteristics Color: Black Form Factor: Desktop Height: 1″ Width: 8.3″ Depth: 4.1″ Weight (Approximate): 1.16 lb Miscellaneous Certifications & Standards: IEEE Standards: 802.3 802.3u 802.3ab Recycled: No Assembly Required: No Country of Origin: China Warranty Limited Warranty: 1 Year Product images may differ from actual product appearance.
Linksys LGS308 8-Port Business Smart Gigabit Switch