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Linksys Adds Gigabit Switch to WRT Product Line

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Linksys has added a gigabit switch to the WRT product line.  Intended to stack with a WRT-1900 AC router, this 8 port switch looks to be interesting.  Read on for details!

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Linksys has added a gigabit switch to the WRT product line.  Intended to stack with a WRT-1900 AC router, this 8 port switch looks to be interesting. Here is the press release:

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LINKSYS 8-PORT SWITCH, FIRST IN THE LINE OF NETWORKING PERIPHERALS

MADE TO COMPLIMENT THE AWARD WINNING WRT ROUTER

New Linksys WRT 8-Port Gigabit Switch

Expands the Number of Wired Connections on a Home Network 

Irvine, Calif. – October 14, 2014Linksys®, a leading brand in wireless networking, today announced the Linksys WRT 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch (SE4008), the first in a lineup of new networking peripherals made to compliment the award winning Linksys Wireless-AC Dual Band Wireless Router (WRT1900AC). With sleek lines and designed to physically stack below the WRT1900AC router, the WRT 8-port switch expands a home network while reducing the clutter and creating a clean “stack” of vital networking components. Offering easy connectivity of up to eight devices, the new WRT Switch brings maximum Gigabit transfer speeds to wired products such as game consoles, printers, hard drives, IP cameras and more.

“This 8-Port Switch was designed and developed for our loyal WRT router fans. As with the legacy WRT router line, we had stackable solutions to help make it easier to connect other products, save space on the desktop all while building a tower of networking solutions that were all in one place and simple to access, said, Mike Chen, Linksys vice president of product management.  “Our introduction of the WRT 8-port switch is our first in a line-up of networking peripherals that will stack below our flagship WRT router to enhance the performance or use of a home network.”

At a Glance Features:

  • Eight Gigabit Ethernet ports deliver speeds up to ten times faster than Fast Ethernet
  • Space-Saving Design: Build up the WRT system while saving desktop space with the switch’s unique stackable design
  • Quality of Service (QoS): Prioritize network traffic such as video and audio applications for optimal streaming from a connected router
  • Auto-Sensing Ports:  Advanced ports maximize data flow rates to connected devices. Additionally, when a connected device is turned off or not in use, the SE4008 will place the port in power-saving mode
  • Easy Setup:  Simply plug a router into the switch and instantly connect devices to your Wi-Fi network
  • LED Indicators:  Located on the front of the switch for simple troubleshooting

Network Switch Adds Connectivity to your Network

From surfing the Web to creating a robust local area network, you’ll experience exceptionally fast wired speeds and versatile connectivity with our SE4008 WRT Switch. The switch fits below the WRT1900AC router (sold separately), while also compatible with other routers, to create a powerful and space-efficient WRT network.

8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch For The Fastest Wired Speeds

Easily connect a gaming console, an IP camera, an external hard drive, or other devices to a home or office network and take advantage of ultra-fast wired Internet speeds. The switch is outfitted with eight Gigabit Ethernet ports that deliver speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps—up to 10 times faster than a traditional Fast Ethernet (10/100) connection. Quality of Service (QoS) technology helps prioritize video and audio applications for better streaming.

Perfect With The WRT1900AC Router

With its sleek lines and designed to physically stack below the WRT1900AC, the SE4008 is a perfect match for the iconic WRT1900AC router (sold separately)–allowing users to expand their local area network and connect devices to the Internet without taking up additional shelf space. The switch is also compatible with most other Wi-Fi routers.

Power-Saving Mode Helps Reduce Energy Use

To maximize energy efficiency and help you save on your electric bills, the SE4008 automatically enters into power-saving mode when it detects that a port is not in use or a connected device is turned off.

Pricing and Availability

The SE4008 8-Port Gigabit Switch is available today for an MSRP of $69.99 at major retail and online resellers as well as the Linksys store.

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Note that US MSRP is $69.99 and is available right now.  I have a review unit; this is a nice switch.  I’ll be publishing a review soon so stay tuned!

Jim McCarthy
My tech interests include WHS, media streaming, and gaming, among others!

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