The Netgear 16-port Gigabit Ethernet unmanaged switch is down to $143.99 on Amazon. That’s a huge chunk off its regular $180 price and the first time it has ever dropped significantly from that price.
If you have a home with just a whole lot of devices that need an internet connection, you could benefit a lot from a stable wired Ethernet connection rather than trying to share wireless bandwidth. This is especially true if you use printers, media servers, security video systems, and other devices like that in addition to your standard household complement of computers, tablets, and smartphones.
This is a plug-and-play switch, which doesn’t require any special setup or software. The 16 ports give you plenty of space to get plugged in, and the Power-over-Ethernet ports means devices like security cameras that require a network connection and a power connection can get both in one spot. The design allows this switch to be wall mounted, too, if necessary. Netgear’s Arlo Q is an example of a security camera that can take advantage of these PoE ports, and it’s also on sale right now for just $99.99.
The switch comes with a lifetime warranty. Users give it 4.5 stars based on 4,070 reviews.
If you need more ports or more network management in general, you can go with the Netgear 24-port Gigabit smart managed plus switch for $109.99. It’s down from a normal price around $130. And if you want to upgrade to a 24-port managed switch with Power-over-Ethernet ports, this one from Netgear is down to $399.99 from $500.
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