About Ethernet Switch
Many people prefer to use Ethernet cables rather than the magic of wireless technology, since the speeds available by cable are often faster than wireless solutions. To connect multiple computers and devices to the network from one room to the next, an Ethernet switch can save on cabling costs by using only a single cable between rooms. Gigabit Ethernet switches can help data transfers reach speeds of up to 1,000 megabits per second, but do not confuse a switch with a hub. A switch is designed to send data only to the computer that needs to receive it, enabling a better use of bandwidth. These switches can be found in many different sizes, with 2, 4, 5, 8, and 16-port Ethernet switches on the market for the home market, and larger sizes for enterprise needs. These switches are available in a wide range of brands, including Cisco, Linksys, and Dlink. Whichever Ethernet switch you want, consider the trusted sellers on eBay, where the selection of Ethernet and networking supplies is virtually endless.