Question about Linksys SD2008 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch (8-port) (C01003)

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SD 2008 linksys switch slow

My 8 port Gb switch SD 2008 Linksys falls back to only 10 Mb on autoconnection. The switch is connected to 2 PC's with linksys EG1032 through patch cat 6 cables (3m). The system used to work properly on Gb . Both PC's now fall back to 10Mb

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  • axys Oct 31, 2008

    I first assumed that it was my onboard broadcom netXtreme NIC but after reading reviews at I think it is a common fault with the SD2008 v2.1

  • thope Nov 11, 2008

    Same problem - switch appears to revert to 10MB on some ports - tried to manually force speed from NICs - no luck -

  • natecasp Mar 25, 2009

    I too have this same issue but it does seem to matter what type of NIC is connected to the switch. If I use a Broadcom NIC the performance is horrible however if I use a Linksys or Intel NIC all is good. Anyone know why or have the same problem?


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Same problem here - switch appears to revert to 10MB on some ports and 100MB on others. Tried to force 1000 from NIC, but that just lost connectivity - had to reset back to auto to get any connectivity at all

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"Uninstall and Reinstall the Switch."

it's an umanaged switch - there is no install - powering off doesn't help

Posted on Nov 03, 2008

  • axys Nov 11, 2008

    These Linksys SD2008 switches are rubbish.

    I have been to several sites with reviews/comments about the SD2008 and they all say the same thing. See

    Most users have problems with them some after only a few months but they all start going slower after a year of so and will not connect at 1Gb. If you can get down to board level solutions there is a capacitor near the heat sink that is usually the problem.

    The best solution is to throw it away and replace with a better brand.

    There is some talk of a Limited Lifetime Warranty but I wouldn't put much faith in that....


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