Cracking Open A Linksys Desktop Switch

EZXS55W Front View

Numerous LED indicators display the desktop switch's status. A green LED (to the bottom left) lights when the unit has power. Link, collision and 100 Mbps indicators also appear for each port.

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By Erik Eckel

Erik Eckel owns and operates two technology companies. As a managing partner with Louisville Geek, he works daily as an IT consultant to assist small businesses in overcoming technology challenges and maximizing IT investments. He is also president o...