Cisco Linksys EG005W Gigabit 5-Port Workgroup Switch - EG005W

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

5 out of 5
Total Reviews
Overall Satisfaction
Ease of Use

No problem with this device. I have ran high bandwith operations and it has handled them remarkably well. Nothing was required except plugging the gygabit pc's into it. quote

Cabled and use.

by on 8/7/2007

No problem with this device. I have ran high bandwith operations and it has handled them remarkably well. Nothing was required except plugging the gygabit pc's into it.

Was this review helpful to you?


Works great, easy setup

by Mike E on 4/7/2008

A switch is supposed to be easy to setup, and this one definitely fits that description. It replaced a generic brand 8 port 10/100 switch I was using for my whole house network and even on the computers that are not gigabit capable, I still noticed performance increases. I did not do any formal testing, but my Comcast connection is more "snappy". The unit is well built, tucks in nicely on the shelf I have it on, and is quieter than the generic one I had. You cant go wrong with Linksys products!

Was this review helpful to you?

Load More Reviews

Product Overview

The Gigabit 5-Port Workgroup Switch provides non-blocking, wire speed switching for your 10, 100, and 1000 megabit network clients. Drop this switch in place of your current workgroup hub or switch, and you can upgrade your high-requirement workstations to full Gigabit speeds as necessary, while continuing to service other clients at their current speeds. Or build your network from the ground up, with appropriate link speeds for each user's requirements. Apply this switching power to your current hub-based Ethernet network, and your data traffic efficiency will improve several times over. Connect your Gigabit-equipped workstations to the Switch's 10/100/1000 ports for full-duplex, dedicated bandwidth of up to 2000Mbps! It's perfect for graphics, multimedia, and other applications that have to move large files across the network quickly.

With the Gigabit 5-Port Workgroup Switch, you can connect your existing 10/100 Ethernet network to your Gigabit server backbone without any additional equipment. All ports are auto-negotiating, and have automatic MDI/MDI-X crossover detection, so you don't have to worry about the cable type. Address learning and aging is supported, as well as 802.3x flow control with head-of-line blocking prevention to keep your high-speed clients from bogging down in lower-speed traffic.

The Gigabit 5-Port Workgroup Switch from Linksys is the perfect solution for your desktop Gigabit and 10/100 networking needs.


Manufacturer Linksys
Mfg Part# EG005W
SKU 10343605
UPC 745883554041
UPC 14 00745883554041
Five 10/100/1000Mbps, half/full duplex, switched ports
Forwards and filters packets at non-blocking, full wire speed
All ports have auto speed negotiation and auto MDI/MDI-X crossover detection
Supports address learning and aging, 802.3x flow control and head-of-line blocking prevention
Tech Specs
Standards: IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x, 802.3ab
Ports: 5 RJ-45 10/100/1000 Mbps ports
Cabling Type: Category 5e Recommended
LEDs: Power, Link/Act, Speed, FDX
200Mhz or Faster Processor
64MB RAM Recommended
Ethernet or Gigabit Network Adapter
Cat5e Ethernet Network Cable
Dimensions: 7.32" x 1.89" x 6.06"
Unit Weight: 1.1 lbs. (0.5 kg)
Power: External Power Supply 12V DC, 2A. Input
110 V AC Consumption 18W
Certifications: FCC Part 15 Class A
Operating Temp.: 32ºF to 122ºF (-1ºC to 50ºC)
Storage Temp.: -40ºF to 158ºF (-40ºC to 70ºC)
Operating Humidity: 20% to 95%, Non-Condensing
Storage Humidity: 20% to 95%, Non-Condensing
$202.87 + free shipping
Rakuten Super Points Earn 203 ($2.03) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Get this item for
(price with shipping)
(redeem points)
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  TradeBuy
What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    5% Back* Sitewide with Promo Code Rewardme *See page for details
Recent Product Reviews

Worked immediatlely... by Erik The Pope on Dec 09, 2008

Works as advertised by VH on Nov 09, 2008

Good Switch on Aug 04, 2008