Jul 07

Prepare to Install the Switch

Decide where you want to place the switch. Find a flat horizontal surface such as a table, desk or shelf. You can use wall-mounting screws (not provided) to hang the switch in an open space on a wall.

Make sure the selected location is:

• Not in direct sunlight or near a heater or heating vent.

• Not cluttered or crowded. There should be at least 2 inches (5 cm) of clear space on all sides of the switch.

• Well ventilated (especially if it is in a closet).


Install the Switch and Connect the Other Devices:

1. Place the switch on a flat surface or hook onto the screws.

2. For each device, insert one end of an Ethernet cable into the port in the device and insert the other end into one of the Ethernet ports on the switch.


3. Connect the power adapter cord into the back of the switch and then plug the adapter into a power source (such as a wall socket or power strip).

4. Check the LEDs to verify that the equipment is connected correctly.


• The Power LED is lit.

• Each RJ-45 jack has 2 LEDs. For each jack that is connected to a powered device, the Link LED is lit, and it flashes when activity occurs. If the connection is 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps, one LED lights up. If the connection is 1000 Mbps, both LEDs light up.

Note: If any light does not operate as indicated, go to the Troubleshooting section.


1.The Power light is not lit

The switch has no power.

• Make sure that the power cord is correctly connected to the switch.

• Make sure that the power adapter is connected to a functioning power outlet. If it is in a power strip, make sure that the power strip is turned on. If the socket is controlled by a light switch, make sure that the switch is in the on position.

• Make sure you that are using the NETGEAR power adapter supplied with your switch.

2.The Port number light is not lit for a connected device or stays on continuously.

There is a hardware connection problem.

• Make sure that the cable connectors are securely plugged in at the switch and the device.

• Make sure that the connected device is turned on.

• If the Ethernet cable is connected to a NIC or other Ethernet adapter, make sure that the card or adapter is installed correctly and is working.

• Make sure that the cable is less than 328 feet (100 meters).

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