network switch

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by bruinsrme, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    i and looking for a switch that I can turn the indicators off.
    Any recommendations?

    Thank you in advance
  2. adam9c1 macrumors 68000


    May 2, 2012
    Some switches do not come with lights at all.
    I think that's what you need to get.

    You can get a managed switch (pricey) and configure to not show.

    Third option is to rotate the switch so that the ports face away.
  3. Cordorb macrumors regular

    May 8, 2010
    The bright blue LED's on some cable modems I find over powering and I just put a small pin hole in some cut black electrical tape and put over the LED.

    AND like adam9c1 I just face the several 16 port switches I use away from direct view.

    I have in the past just put a small dab of ink from a black permanent marker pen on some led's
  4. Mikael H macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2014
    I have a small managed HP ProCurve 8-port switch which I know can be configured to dim the LEDs a lot. I don't remember if you can shut them off completely, though.
  5. NogbadTheBad, Nov 13, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2016

    NogbadTheBad macrumors regular


    Aug 28, 2009
    United Kingdom
    You can disable the LED status on these :-

    However the system blue LED stays on.

    I have 3 of the 8 port ones in the house carrying 5 VLANs from my pfSense router using Ethernet over Power devices scattered about the house :)
  6. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    To turn of bell light scissors and black electric tap does wonders! ;)

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