It is annoying when you don't have enough Ethernet LAN points at the back of your router at home, but here is an easy solution to that problem.
Between Smart TVs, gaming consoles and the rise of IoT devices, we seem to be running out of LAN ports at home. Routers these days, especially Mesh routers, only have one spare LAN port and that is absurd. WiFi is fantastic and convenient but wasted on more permanent devices and hardware. Leaving the WiFi bandwidth for tools that need it more is a great strategy to optimize the speed and stability of your wireless internet infrastructure; even in your own home.
If you are going to get a network switch for your home network, it is much better to get a Gigabit switch. Depending on the country you are from, your internet bandwidth is pre-determined, but future-proofing is always a good thing. Plus, there is hardly any difference price-wise, most new model switchers are Gigabit. Let IT Block show you three fabulous options to choose from.
1. GS305 unmanaged switch by Netgear
The keyword here is 'unmanaged', and we will explain what it means. Managed switches, namely the GS305E, is the other version of this switch that allows you many administrative configurations. For simple plug and play use without worry, an unmanaged switch is what you need, especially for the home networking environment. Think of it as a completely fool-proof way of organizing your wired network. You can connect the ethernet port from your main router, the source of your home internet to any of the ports on this switcher. Furthermore, you can connect all your devices and hardware of your choosing to any ports, and this switch will automatically figure out which of the connection is the source of the internet.
Netgear is a highly reliable brand, especially in the world of computer networking. All of the three switchers we have chosen in the article are about the same in terms of specification. However, because of availability within different regions, we thought it best to list three similar options for you to choose.