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Linksys Releases New Gigabit SMB Smart POE+ Switches

Discussion in 'Switches, NICs and cabling' started by Julio Urquidi, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. Julio Urquidi

    Julio Urquidi News Editor

    Apr 12, 2016
    Linksys has announced the 130W eight POE+ port LGS308MP and 384W twenty-six POE+ port LGS326MP, which includes two gigabit SFP/RJ45 combo ports.

    Designed for growing businesses, the two new switches operate according to the 802.3at IEEE standard, delivering up to 30 watts per port sending out power to networked business devices including IP cameras, VoIP phones, APs, and networked audio.

    Key features for the new switches include Link Aggregation, IGMP snooping, port authentication, MAC-based security, DHCP snooping, IP-MAC binding, Spanning Tree Protocol and storm control.

    Available now, MSRPs for the eight-port Business Smart Gigabit PoE+ Switch - 130W (LGS308MP) and the twenty-six port Business Smart Gigabit PoE+ Switch - 384W (LGS326MP) are $249.99 and $529.99, respectively.
  2. Trip

    Trip Very Senior Member

    Aug 12, 2014
    Linksys (Belkin) has a lot of competition in this space vs. Cisco, HPE, Netgear, even Zyxel. I'd take a Zyxel GS1920-24HP for $100 less and 2 more uplink ports, plus it's fairly well proven and their support is decent, often better than decent. Wish Linksys well, though. More competition is always better.
    ^Tripper^ likes this.
  3. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

    Aug 11, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    Under Belkin, Linksys has done a better job than they did under Cisco...

    This is commodity tin, and it's a good price for what's offered.
    chadster766 likes this.