There was once a time where the only people who concerned themselves with network ports and switches were those working in data centers or large offices. Nowadays of course, we all have so much kit in our homes that you’re unlikely to make do with the number of ports that are on your router. For those situations, there are some great, inexpensive network switches to be had. Like this TP-Link offering.

With eight ports all running at gigabit speeds, you shouldn’t find yourself running out of room even in the busiest of home networks. Its sturdy metal construction will make sure it stands the tests of time, while the fact it doesn’t have any fans will make it easy to ignore once installed, too. Essentially, you can hide it under a table or even stick it to the side of the table for the ultimate stealth effect.

You don’t need do concern yourself with the power usage of this switch either, thanks to an automatic power saving function that allows it to save up to 80% of its power use when it isn’t needed.

All of that sounds fine, but the really great part is the price. At $40 this isn’t the most inexpensive switch we’ve seen, but thanks to a current deal it can be yours for just $16.99. Considering what you’re going to get for your money, we really don’t think you can go wrong here. And oh, there’s no special code to dial in either in order to get the discount. The price cut is straight forward and for a limited period of time only.

Buy: TP-Link 8 Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Switch from Amazon: $16.99 | Original price: $40

Sounds pretty great, right? We’d absolutely agree, so if you want to get your hands on a great, inexpensive switch, now is the time to get your order in before it’s too late and that $40 price returns.

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