Cisco 200 Series Switches are a series of smart switches that combine high network performance and reliability with essential features...... more
Cisco 200 Series Switches are a series of smart switches that combine high network performance and reliability with essential features and easy-to-use management. Models include 24 or 48ports of Fast Ethernet, with 2 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks, or 18 to 52 ports of Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, plus Power over Ethernet options. The switches feature basic security, quality of service, energy-efficient technology, and IPv6 support to build a business network. Offered with a limited lifetime warranty, these switches provide the ideal combination of reliability and performance at an affordable price.
Advantages: Cheap, reliable, simple to use Disadvantages: None.
...). With 5 ports on the back - all are auto-sensing, as is the gigabit standard, so you don't have to worry about crossover cables if you're daisy-chaining switches... The only other port on the back is for power, which is the usual "wall-wart" plug in transformer you get with most home networking equipment.
Given the switch is unmanaged, you can just plug desktop computers, laptops, XBOXes, network...
Advantages: Easy installation, small, sturdy, quiet, auto uplink Disadvantages: Runs quite hot
...about using cross-over cables or straight through cables.
Compatibility: Most recent PC's have at least a single gigabit Ethernet port on them now. Now you can make use of it. Tested fine with Intel Pro/1000 MT cards and nVidia nForce cards
It contains no fans so operation is completely silent, however, as with all other Netgear switches, this unit gets quite hot. For peace...
Advantages: Reliable, fast connections Disadvantages: N/A
...Netgear have a good reputation in my opinion at producing good quality networking kit at reasonable prices. Netgear's reputation was one of the reasons I purchased this Ethernet Switch and I have not been disappointed. I have been using one of these at work for the past 7 months and have been very impressed with the performance it get from this switch.
This is a 16 Port Gigabit...