What is a switch?
Switch is a network switch, thanks to which we can easily connect individual segments of a computer network. The switch is used to transfer data between multiple LAN ports. This network device is necessary for the proper operation of the network, often used in corporate networks, where it is necessary to create a large number of possible connections. Fast Ethernet network switch gives us the ability to efficiently and simultaneously transfer data by many users. The switch can have Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet (gigabit switch) ports. The number of ports we choose depends on how many devices we need to connect. This network equipment guarantees efficient operation of connections in large corporations and in companies where connections are exposed to higher loads. To improve the operation of the switches, we can also add SFP modules to them.
Network switches - types
Switches are divided into two groups - unmanaged switches and managed switches. Both these groups differ in the possibilities of configuring additional settings. Unmanaged switch, regardless of the size of the computer network, does not allow you to change the parameters of the devices. Managed switch gives you the opportunity to manually change the equipment configuration according to our needs. We also distinguish Easy Smart managed switches, they are switches necessary in the so-called smart home. We choose the number of switch ports depending on the needs, the market offer is wide, everyone will find the right one for them. In the offer of our Batna24.com store you will find a wide range of switches from companies such as TP-Link, Cisco, Netgear. We also recommend KVM switches. Please visit our website.
How does switch work?
Network switches as network devices have special RJ45 LAN inputs and SFP ports that interact with the local Ethernet network. The number of ports depends to a large extent on how many users use the network. Each of the manufacturers of network switches has many models where the number of ports is selected depending on the customer's needs. Equipment such as TPLink Switches, Ubiquiti Networks, RF Elements or also Netgear switch etc. are adapted to each user and the number of ports is in various specifications and configurations. Using the Ethernet network, the switch separates the network bandwidth into individual parts, which it assigns to particular users. Each type of switches has a mapping of MAC addresses in connected network segments and sends data to the appropriate device. By using this solution, we avoid blocking data and reduce network load. In addition, we have the ability to use not only the LAN, but also WLAN, and their connection in most cases boils down to the principle of plug and play. Most manufacturers, adding their popular network devices, add the PoE service, i.e. Power over Ethernet. PoE switches allow you to provide electricity through a popular Ethernet cable, and thanks to them we will power our multifunction devices such as IP cameras, access points or devices equipping our smart home. In the case of PoE, we have both PoE Fast Ethernet and PoE Gigabit switches. In addition, the new device class allows for much faster connections. When choosing switches, it's a good idea to check the supported protocols. In our store we have a wide range of network switches, both managed and unmanaged switches, Easy Smart, Smart Switch etc. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the offer of the Batna24.com store where you will find both network devices and multifunction devices including, electric scooters, air purifiers, network cards, rack cabinets and much more. Our portfolio has been broadly expanded through the TPLink switches, Ubiquiti, Extralink, Switch Netgear etc. We encourage you to ask our questions consultants who will gladly help in choosing the right equipment for each user.