NETGEAR 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet GS108 User Manual

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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. The switch comes with wall-mounting screws. You’re welcome to use the screws if
you want 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).

Also, you’ll need one Category 5 (Cat 5) Ethernet cable with RJ-45 connectors for each device
you want to connect to the switch. Each Ethernet cable must be less than 328 feet (100 meters).