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  1. Linksys - 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch - Black

    Your price for this item is $39.99
    The previous price was $44.99
  2. TP-Link - 8-Port 10/100/1000 Mbps Unmanaged Switch - Black

    Your price for this item is $29.99
    The previous price was $34.99
  3. NETGEAR - 5-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch - Blue

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  4. Linksys - 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch - Black/Blue

    Your price for this item is $29.99
    The previous price was $34.99
  5. NETGEAR - 8-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet PoE/PoE+ Unmanaged Switch

    Model: GS108LP100NAS
    SKU: 6356333
    Your price for this item is $109.99
  6. NETGEAR - 8-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch - Blue

    Your price for this item is $53.99
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  7. ASUS - ExpertWiFi EBP15 Smart Managed PoE+ Switch - White

    Your price for this item is $79.99
  8. NETGEAR - 16-Port 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Unmanaged Switch - Blue

    Your price for this item is $99.99
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  9. Linksys - 16 Port Gigabit Unmanaged Network Switch - Black

    Model: LN2116
    SKU: 6579469

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    Your price for this item is $79.99
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  11. TP-Link - 5-Port 10/100/1000 Mbps Unmanaged Switch - Black

    Your price for this item is $24.99
  12. NETGEAR - 8-Port 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Plus Managed Switch

    Model: GS108E-300NAS
    SKU: 9063009
    Your price for this item is $54.99
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  13. TP-Link - 8-Port Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps) Desktop Unmanaged PoE Switch - Black

    Your price for this item is $79.99
  14. HPE Aruba - Instant On 1930 8G 2SFP Switch - White

    Model: JL680A#ABA
    SKU: 6455933
    Your price for this item is $119.99
  15. NETGEAR - 5-Port 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Unmanaged Switch - White

    Your price for this item is $34.99
  16. NETGEAR - 24-Port 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Unmanaged Switch - Blue

    Your price for this item is $149.99
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  17. TP-Link - 24-Port 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Switch - Gray

    Your price for this item is $99.99
  18. TP-Link - 5-Port Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps) Desktop Unmanaged PoE Switch - Black

    Model: TL-SG605P
    SKU: 6570679

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    Your price for this item is $69.99
  19. eero - PoE Gateway, 10-port Wired Network Router and PoE Switch with 140W USB-C Power Adapter - Black

    Model: U021121
    SKU: 6565644

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    Your price for this item is $699.99

Learn about network switches.

How does an ethernet switch work?

A network switch, also called an Ethernet switch, offers several input and output ports and serves as a central location controller for your home or business network. The switch will connect to your modem and router combo and then offer you additional Ethernet ports. It is used within a wired network to connect devices to the internet using Ethernet cables.

The network switch’s ability to optimize signals differentiates it from a network hub, where all signals are sent to all connected devices. A network switch analyzes the incoming traffic signals from network devices like desktop computers, printers, A/V receivers or a smart TV, then optimizes and distributes bandwidth and communication signals efficiently.

For the most tailored optimization, you can choose a managed switch, which allows you to prioritize traffic manually by configuring port speed, redundancy and other settings. An unmanaged switch, meanwhile, configures speed based on its own automatic assessments.

Benefits of using a network switch.

Using a wired internet system in your home or small business gives you much better network security than a Wi-Fi network does. So, you may want to use one to control a wired security camera system or other home security system.

Using wired Ethernet connections will also increase the speed of your internet’s communication with your various devices. For instance, a wired connection can support 4K streaming to a 4K smart TV much more easily than a Wi-Fi connection does. You might even want to set up a network switch directly behind your entertainment center so that it can manage the connections of a streaming device, video game console and more.

Setting up your home network yourself can be intimidating, especially if you want to set up encryption to increase internet security. So, don’t hesitate to reach out to Best Buy for assistance with your networking setup.

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