B&H Photo offers the TP-Link 8-Port Unmanaged Gigabit Desktop Switch (TL-SG1008D) for $13.99 shipped when you clip the on-page coupon. Regularly $20 at Amazon, this is a match for its all-time low there and is the best available. You can never have enough Ethernet ports, and most modem/router combos provided from your ISP only offer 2-4 Gigabit connections. Rated 4.5/5 stars from thousands.

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Don’t forget to pick up some extra Gigabit Ethernet cables. This 5-pack of five-foot Cat6 cables is just $12 Prime shipped at Amazon and will give you the ability to connect your Apple TV, Xbox One X, and more to your new switch.

TP-Link 8-Port Gigabit Switch features:

  • 8 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • Auto MDI/MDIX on All Ports
  • 802.3x Flow Control
  • Supports 8K MAC Address Table
  • Plug-and-Play Installation
  • Windows, Mac, Linux Compatible

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