Compact, Elegant Design:
The ZyXEL ES-108S comes with 8 Fast Ethernet ports designed for easy home network extension, while the compact, elegant design and silent operation also fit any home environment easily. The optional wall-mount installation also allows users to free up the room space.
Easy Extension of Home Network:
The ES-108S with plastic housing offers a cost-effective Fast Ethernet solution for users to easily extend home networks and to fulfill their online gaming, multimedia transferring and streaming needs. The plug-and-play design allows users to easily connect network devices such as PCs, network storages and print servers to the home network without manual configuration involved.
With the N-way auto-negotiation function, the ES-108S connects to network counterparts with highest possible network speed and activates full-duplex mode automatically, while the store-and-forward service brings low latency and error-free packet delivery.
Energy Saving via Link Status and Cable Length Detection:
The ES-108S features Green solutions that provide power-saving benefits without compromising performance. The ES-108S automatically reduces power usage by detecting any shutdown network device or inactive link. In other words, power consumption of the ES-108S adjusts usage according to the number of active network devices.
The ES-108S can also detect the length of connected Ethernet cables and adjust power usage accordingly. The shorter the Ethernet cable length is, the less power it consumes.
Nice inexpensive switch
Pros: Low-cost switch. Plug it in and it works. Not much more you can ask for.
Cons: I don't really care for the lights being on top of the case vs. the front of the case. You have to have the switch below eye-level to see the lights. But heck, for the price, it is really a small point.
Other Thoughts: Hard to complain about finer points much when the switch is so inexpensive and works out of the box.
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