If there are no more entries on your router, a switch is the answer to your problems. A switch takes up just one LAN input on the router, but provides anything from 8 LAN inputs on private models up to 52 LAN ports on a professional rack model.
If you want to throw a LAN party, a switch will be a natural part of the preparations. In addition to internet gaming, a switch can also be used to control traffic that comes through the different LAN cables. For example, if you do not want some computers to access specific network drives or pages, the switch can block these. Unlike a LAN hub, the network switch has built-in hardware that can control the traffic passing through it.
If you are going to use a switch for professional use, it is a good idea to use a rack model. A rack switch fits into a rack case and can supply and control the connection between the different servers. It is important to use shielded cables (STP) when using a rack switch to prevent the different signals from affecting each other.
PoE is an abbreviation for power over Ethernet. PoE is really smart for business use, as it allows the switch to supply power over the LAN cable. If you want to set up access points around the house, you only need to use a compatible LAN cable. You save the power supply and need fewer cables. Cat 5E, Cat 6 and Cat 7 LAN cables are all compatible with PoE.
We offer the different switch brands at different prices, which means that it is always possible to find the switch that suits your needs. If you have trouble setting up a network with a switch, it is always possible to contact our support who are ready to assist you.