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Fire Girl
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-12-2008

I need some help, working with LinkSys Gigabit 8-Port Swtich (EG008W)

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Hi! I am proud new owner of LinkSys Gigabit 8-port switch, model # EG008W. I think I may have bought the wrong thing from eBay. My goals are this. I want to link many computers into sort of a Virtual LAN,... with each PC addressable from separate Internal IP address, like 127.0.100.100, or something. I thought this unit would be the right path... but unclear if I should have bought a Router, or if this Switch will give me this kind of capability. If someone knows, and can guide me to setting up my dream please let me know. Have a very good day. Best wishes, %FireGirl%

Message Edited by Fire Girl on 02-12-2008 07:23 PM
raviex81
Posts: 78
Registered: ‎11-05-2007

Re: I need some help, working with LinkSys Gigabit 8-Port Swtich (EG008W)

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EG008W is just unmanaged switch that has 10/100/1000Mbps ports. I think you'll need a managed switch or use a router that supports VLAN.

Message Edited by raviex81 on 02-13-2008 11:32 AM
Fire Girl
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-12-2008

Re: I need some help, working with LinkSys Gigabit 8-Port Swtich (EG008W)

Ah I see! Thank you. May I please ask, what is typical application for a UnManaged switch like this,.... like what can it be used for generally to do in real World, given proper computer hookins :-)
raviex81
Posts: 78
Registered: ‎11-05-2007

Re: I need some help, working with LinkSys Gigabit 8-Port Swtich (EG008W)

It is Gigabit 8-Port Workgroup Switch Wire-speed switching and Linksys reliability in an 8-Port Gigabit desktop switch.You may check the link for the switch for its details.