The Best Unmanageable Gigabit Ethernet Switches

When we need to have more Gigabit Ethernet ports in our home, because the typical four ports of our router are not enough, the best option is to buy an unmanageable switch that is fully Plug & Play. Thanks to these devices, we can increase the number of ports easily. Today we are going to recommend several models that are oriented to a domestic environment, if you have IPTV services in your home, you must buy a switch with IGMP Snooping.



D-Link DGS-105

One of the best-selling and used by home users switches, is the D-Link DGS-105 model, a non-manageable switch with a total of 5 Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 ports . It supports network speeds of 10/100/1000 Mbps, and, in addition, it has automatic speed detection, it also incorporates support for MDI and automatic MDIX. Its elegant design in metallic black finish makes it have a design that is very pleasing to the eye.

Thanks to the 802.1p and QoS DSCP protocols, we will have stable traffic with low latency, which makes this switch ideal for using voice and video traffic. A very important aspect is that it incorporates the IGMP Snooping protocol , this protocol is essential for the multicast traffic of IPTV services to reach its destination correctly, without collapsing the entire local home network.

Being a plug and play device, we will only have to connect the D-Link DGS-105 switch to the current and directly to the router of our home, we must remember that this switch has RJ-45 ports, therefore, we will use the typical cables of net. If you are looking for a simple and elegant switch, we recommend it. You can find it currently at a price of € 16.95.

D-Link DGS-108

This switch is exactly the same as the previous one, with the same technical characteristics of hardware and software, but instead of having 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports, we have a total of 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports available.

D-Link DGS-108

This model is also fully Plug & Play, and incorporates the star feature: IGMP Snooping to correctly manage the multicast traffic of IPTV services.

D-Link DGS-1016D

If you need a switch without management, with a total of 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports for the LAN, with metal casing, and completely silent since it does not incorporate active cooling, this D-Link model has a really competitive price. In addition, it is designed to be mounted in a rack.

NETGEAR GS308

This switch of the NETGEAR brand, is an excellent choice for performance and design. It has 8 RJ45 ports, supports network speeds of 10/100/1000 Mbps, and also has automatic speed detection. It also incorporates support for MDI and automatic MDIX, low consumption technology, compatible with Jumbo frames, it is totally Plug & Play and silent since it does not incorporate a fan.

Finally, its operation could not be easier for the user. Being a Plug & Play device, we will only have to connect the GS608-400PES switch to the power and connect to the switch the network cables with RJ45 connector to make it work. You can find it currently at a price of € 23.

In case you are interested in the same version, but with 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports, the NETGEAR GS305 is somewhat cheaper, although it is exactly the same model with the same technical characteristics of hardware and software.

In case you need more ports, we also have available the NETGEAR GS316 with a total of 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and even the NETGEAR GS324 that has 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports. They all belong to the same family, so we have exactly the same characteristics, they only differ in the number of ports.

TP-Link TL-SG105

This famous Switch, is the typical one that we can find in almost any office or even home, thanks to its simplicity, size and above all price and excellent performance.

  • It has 5 RJ45 ports.
  • It supports network speeds of 10/100/1000 Mbps, and also has automatic speed detection.
  • The TP-Link TL-SG105, has support for MDI and automatic MDIX.
  • Thanks to the 802.1p and QoS DSCP protocols, we will have stable traffic with low latency, which makes this TP-Link switch ideal for using voice and video traffic. In addition, thanks to IGMP Snooping, traffic is optimized for multicast data from IPTV services.
  • Thanks to switch technology, your energy consumption will be minimal.

Its elegant design thanks to its metal housing, makes the switch maintain a stable temperature and does not heat up to always maintain optimum performance, in addition, it can be used on a table or mounted on a wall. Finally, its operation could not be easier for the user. Being a Plug & Play device, we will only have to connect the TL-SG105 switch to the power and connect to the switch the network cables with RJ45 connector to make it work. If you are looking for a simple, stable and elegant switch, we recommend it. You can find it currently at a price of € 16.99.

TP-Link TL-SG108

If you are looking for a switch like the previous one that we have seen, but with more ports, we certainly recommend this model. Its features are exactly the same as the previous one, but it has 8 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and, of course, incorporates IGMP Snooping.

You can find it currently at a price of € 24.

Cisco Small Business SG110D-08

This Cisco model is also very sold in SMEs, although the rest of the models that we have recommended have nothing to envy to this Cisco Small Business SG110D-08. It has 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports, with automatic speed detection, energy saving, MDI and automatic MDIX, it is compatible and has QoS so that all network traffic flows perfectly.

Finally, its operation could not be easier for the user. Being a plug and play device, we will only have to connect the SG110D-08 switch to the power and connect to the switch the network cables with RJ45 connector to make it work. You can find it currently at a price of € 38.90.

Linksys LGS116-EU

If you are looking for a switch from the popular company Linksys, this model has 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports for the LAN, supports automatic speed detection, meets energy saving standards, has automatic MDI and MDIX, and also has QoS Being a plug and play device, we will only have to connect the Linksys LGS116 switch to the power, and connect to the switch the network cables with RJ-45 connector to make it work. If you are looking for a switch with higher performance and certificate, this is your product.

You can find it currently at a price of € 59.99.

TP-Link TL-SG1024D

If you are looking for a 24-port switch, we recommend this model that has an excellent price quality. It has 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports, automatic speed detection, support for MDI and automatic MDIX, and incorporates energy saving features. Being a Plug & Play device, we will only have to connect the TP-Link TL-SG1024D switch to the power, and connect to the switch the network cables with RJ45 connector to make it work.

Without a doubt, if you are looking for a switch with higher performance and certificate, this is your product. You can find it currently at a price of € 68.45.

TP-Link TL-SG1048

If you are looking for a 48-port switch we recommend this model that has an excellent price quality. It has 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports with automatic speed detection, MDI and automatic MDIX, incorporates energy saving functions, allows it to be mounted in a rack and has a switching capacity of 96Gbps.

Finally, its operation could not be easier for the user. Being a plug and play device, we will only have to connect the TL-SG1024D switch to the power and connect to the switch the network cables with RJ45 connector to make it work. No doubt if you are looking for a switch with higher performance and certificate, this is your product. You can find it currently at a price of € 210.00.

NETGEAR GS348

If you are looking for a 48-port Gigabit Ethernet switch, we also recommend this other NETGEAR brand alternative. This model that has an excellent price quality, has all Gigabit Ethernet ports, automatic speed detection, support for MDI and automatic MDIX, is enrackable and has a switching capacity of 96Gbps.

Finally, its operation could not be easier for the user. Being a Plug & Play device, we will only have to connect the NETGEAR GS348 switch to the power, and connect to the switch the network cables with RJ45 connector to make it work.

No doubt if you are looking for a switch with higher performance and certificate, this is your product. You can find it currently at a price of € 235.65.