Are you in need of an easy to install, low-cost networking solution? If so an 8 port gigabit switch may be the perfect addition to your office or dorm. We have all major brands like Linksys, Cisco, TP-Link, TRENDNet and NetGear.

You don’t need networking skills or a professional to get this switch up and running. All you need is a power outlet and an input cable from your router or modem. Once you’ve connected to your router/modem you just need to plug your devices into the switch.

If the switch is a “managed switch” you can then assign it an IP address and use a web interface to administer it. Switch administration is very straight forward and allows you to block ports or change the speed at which a port operates.

Each switch port offers speeds of 10/100/1000 Mbps to handle any device you want to connect to it. This speed isn’t shared with other ports.

All switches come with either documentation on CD, paper or the company website to help you with installation and administration. Some switches are made of metal and are very durable.

If noise is an issue in your application many switches are now fanless and virtually noiseless in operation. Many switches are much more energy efficient than previous iterations using up to 75% less power as their predecessors. Some switches utilize smart power usage by dialing back the amount of power they use when network traffic is low.

The 8 Port Gigabit switch is perfect for any setup where you have a single cable but need connectivity for up to 7 devices. This can be anything from a dorm room, small office, printing room in an office, a small server room, or a room in your house. They are very easy to setup, even for non-tech savvy users. Some switches even include tech help from the company to get you started.