This NETGEAR Gigabit unmanaged switch helps businesses cost effectively expand their network to Gigabit speeds and high port counts. The GS105 switch comes with 5 Gigabit copper ports in a desktop metal case and is wall-mountable. This switch is energy-efficient, built to last, and rigorously tested to provide the reliability businesses need. 802.1p traffic prioritization and jumbo frame support allow for seamless integration with sophisticated networks.
Instant connectivity with reliable performance
This standard-based Gigabit switch senses and adjusts for network speed and cabling type automatically. Easily integrate into your existing Ethernet network, no matter if it is running at 10/100 Mbps or Gigabit speeds.
Ethernet port configuration
5 Gigabit ports.
Simple setup with no software to install or configuration needed.
Versatile mounting options
Supports desktop or wall-mount placement.
The fanless design means zero added noise wherever it's located, making it ideal for noise-sensitive environments.
ProSAFE lifetime protection
Covered by a reliable lifetime limited hardware warranty, next business day replacement, and 24/7 chat with a NETGEAR expert.
Designed to optimize power use, lowering its cost to operate. Most models are compliant with IEEE802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet mode.
Built to last
Every NETGEAR network switch is rigorously tested for reliability, quality, and performance.
A:AnswerYou just need this box (or any similar Ethernet switch) and an Ethernet cable. We only have one port on our modem. Our eero mesh router plugs into that, but the eero only has one port itself, and our Philips Hue hub (smart light system) was plugged in there. Now that I'm working from home every day, I wanted my laptop hard wired into the network. With this switch and an Ethernet cable I had lying around, I plugged the switch into the eero, and the Philips Hue and my laptop each plug into the switch.
Note that this is just about "How do I plug in another Ethernet cord?" part of your question. This will not make your Wi-Fi do anything different, as that comes from your router itself, unless what you're planning to plug in is an eero or other mesh system to improve your Wi-Fi, like we did.
A:AnswerYes, you can, but I would suggest against it. Having 2 networks from 2 routers is going to do more bad than good since you'll have too much interference in the same area coming from them. I suggest you check your router if it allows a guest network so you can run 2 networks from 1 router.
A:AnswerWhat a switch does is act like a splitter much like you might see with a cable tv setup. If say you had a wired connection from your router to your tv, the router would assign an IP address to the tv. If you added an xbox, you would need another ethernet cable and another port on your router. Add a dvd player and then you need yet another wire!
Many homes may only have one physical ethernet port at the wall where the tv set is and so running another cable would be tricky (walls and all)! This is where the switch comes in. It will effectively split that single ethernet port into 4 available connections for multiple devices. Of course many devices are wireless these days so this type of device is only necessary where a hardwired connection is the only option you have OR you prefer the hardwired connection for its speed and reliability.
A:AnswerHere's the path you need:
Modem -> router -> eero
| ------> whatever other devices you need to use a router for
This switch doesn't assign IP addresses or other things your router will. If say you have all your cable/internet "stuff" in the basement, and you only have one ethernet wire up to your entertainment area - you'd put a switch on the end of that to connect your IPTV/XBox/etc to that one router port.
Hope that helps.
A:AnswerYes, it’s best use is to split a LAN port so that multiple devices can pull an IP address from an Internet gateway or a router. So if you go from Internet gateway (modem) to switch then to your Google home, that will also let you connect a few other devices to the switch and they will have wired Internet.