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Netgear GS608 8 Port Gigabit Switch,
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I had a speedtouch modem/router with a 4 port wired LAN. This system was connected to my own computer, my wife's comp and then my daughter's and son's comp in other rooms around the house. Now this was great until the past year when my son wanted to connect his play-station into the network, I also had obtained another computer and then I purchased a new HD TV which had a LAN connection for streaming video, photo and music from your PC via the homenetwork to you Sony TV in the lounge. If that was not bad enough, I got a blue-ray DVD player for Xmas which also had a LAN connection to connect to the internet to gain extra content and download updates etc. In a matter on months I didn't need 4 LAN ports on my system anymore I needed another 4 making 8.
This is where the GS608 came in. I had read it was a great piece of kit and very easy to set up. It arrived, I connected one LAN socket to the existing LAN socket on the speedtouch modem/router and connected 7 computers to it. Within minutes all were connected to the internet/network and I can now exchange files across all formats. Great. Just what I wanted. So easy!
The machine is 1gig speed as well so transfer of files between computers is mega-fast.
I would recommend this unit without hesitation.
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