Linksys LGS108 8-Port Business Gigabit Switch Review

Linksys LGS108 8-Port Business Gigabit Switch Review

November 12, 2019 08:33 EST • Alexandre Vallières-Lagacé • 1 minute read

This will probably be the shortest review ever. The LGS108 is an unmanaged 8-port desktop switch that is basically plug and forget. There exists also a 5-port version (LGS105) and a 16-port version (LGS116) and a 24-port (LGS124) that look and function exactly the same way.

If you need a PoE+ version, Power over Ethernet for when you need power at the other end like for a security camera, you have even more choices.

Design

Classic Linksys look with the blue and gray design, very square and serious. But given that this is a thing you do not manage nor think about, the solid squared metallic design is perfect.

You do not need to showcase this switch but if you do they do look nice.

Features

  • Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Unmanaged
  • Plug and forget

Performance

The switch behaves exactly like any other appliance in your house. You plug it, and you literally forget it. It’s super stable, rock solid and offers the best performance one can get from an unmanaged switch.

The LED tells you instantly if something is connected and transmitting from the other end of the cable. This is very useful to test your network. The LED also lights up amber if the connection is not a gigabit one. For example, I have older hardware that is just 100Mbits, well they show up as amber.

Conclusion

If you are looking for a solid, metal build, switch that is powerful and offers a real great performance and peace of mind, the Linkssys 8-port Business Gigabit Switch is the one to get. Or the 5-port version or a 16-port version. You have ample choices here :)

I personally have 4 of these little switches in their 5 and 8 port configuration and my network has never been as stable!

Review Summary

Linksys 8-port Business Gigabit SwitchBelkin International, Inc
Linksys 8-port Business Gigabit Switch

Looking for a rock-solid unamanged network switch? The Linksys 8-port Business Gigabit Switch might be a good candidate!

Linksys 8-port Business Gigabit Switch
Linksys 5-port Business Gigabit Switch

The Good Stuff
  • Rock solid performance
  • Metal casing
  • Useful LEDs
  • Unmanaged, it just works!
The Bad Stuff
  • None!
The Ratings
Design
90%
Performance
100%
Reliability
100%
Price
90%
Overall: 92%
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