Netgear’s rock solid 8-port gigabit Ethernet switch is discounted to just $17.99 today. It’s the perfect way to expand your home or work network without busting your wallet wide open.

Networking isn’t always regarded as the most sexy of things in the world of home computing, but we’d perhaps disagree with that. It still blows our minds a bit that it’s possible to have computers talk to one another in the home, but then again we’re old enough to remember when it wasn’t. No matter how old you are though, we’re sure you’re going to love the chance to pick up a Netgear gigabit switch for just $17.99.

This switch may have been discontinued by Netgear, but its still a great option for anyone wanting to expand a network quickly and easily. With eight ports it offers the plug-and-play aspect of Netgear networking that we’ve come to expect, and it should give you plenty of ports to play with when getting all of your kit hooked up to your network.

Buy: NETGEAR 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch from Amazon: $17.99 | Original price $33

With support for 10/100/1,000 Mbps across each and every one of those eight ports and a sturdy metal case that should keep this thing ticking along for many years to come, this is a great option to the lesser quality switches that can be found all over Amazon. With a Netgear switch, you’re getting the reliability and support that we’ve come to accept from one of the biggest names in networking, and right now you get it all at a great price, too.

What’s even better is the fact that this switch does not require any sort of setup at all. Just plug in the power and cables and you are absolutely good to go.

As always, there’s no saying how long this price will be available for, so if you want to expand your network now is the time to get hour order in before it’s too late.

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