Great Compatibility, Cost-effectiveness
Auto-negotiation, Best Speeds for All
Auto-negotiation 3-speed connections on each port (2.5G/1G/100M) sense the link speeds and make intelligent adjustments for compatibility and best performance for all your connected devices.
Seamless Upgrade, No Cable Changes
It is fully compatible with your existing Cat5e cables with no costly Cat6 cables upgrade required. Enjoy transmission speeds 2.5 times as fast as a 1Gbps network switch on your existing Cat5e Ethernet cables.
Upgrade home entertainment systems and enjoy uninterrupted screen time with your family.
Solid addition to my multigig setup -- plus link aggregation (very helpful once I pickup the Asustor AS5404T
With the new world of working from home i have finally managed to get a proper desk set up in the home office. The only problem is the distance from my new desk to the wifi router. I have yet to find a reliable booster so opted to run a cable up to a new hub. In doing that i decided i should make the most of running the cable and connect as many devices hardwired as possible. I now happily have two pcs, a tv, and two games consoles connected to this single hub, all getting a nice, stable, fast connection. I dont have another router to compare it to, but the speeds i am getting are great and there have been no issues with reliability of the connection.
This switch has a reassuringly robnust feel to it when you take it out of the box. Before I retired, I used to work with hubs / switches on a professional basis, and this switch compares favourably to even the most expensive of the equipment with which I used to work.
I am using it in just "standard" mode for now, but it's great to know that the switch can handle any potential changes that I may choose to make, and the 2.5Gbps speed is fast enough to handle any traffic that I'll ever be able to afford!
It's a great switch that was easy to slot into my home network and that is supporting all of my attached devices superbly. I'm really happy with this switch and feel very comfortable recommending it.
The BrosTrend 8-Port 2.5G Ethernet Network Switch is supplied with the required power adaptor and mounting screws should you want need them. The switch is well made with the quality of the casing and ports consistent throughout. There is an earthing point on the back of the switch too for peace of mind.
To take full advantage of the 2.5G connection, your connected devices need to be compatible, for me both our desktop computers have 2.5 gig ports just be sure you use the right port on your computer as some will have both 1 and 2.5 gig ports.
Were using the switch in standard configuration though you have the ability to run in VLAN and isolating machines from each other (with 2 ports shared with all), or you can pair up a couple of ports providing a faster connection to a NAS or home server, allowing faster transfers to more than one machine.
This switch is replacing a 1 gig that weve used for a number of years and so far were very happy with it and its well priced for an 8 port 2.5g switch.
It comes with everything essential for a world-class network infrastructure while keeping the cost affordable.
The rectangular metal case has an understated aesthetic.
The entire device is covered in a light gray matte finish, and despite the large number of ports, the front section is still quite simple.
It is powerful for most applications.
I also like that it really offers a smooth transition.
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