This may sound like heresy, but WiFi isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Sure, it’s nice not having wires everywhere and it makes you feel like you’re living in the future, but WiFi can also have drawbacks. It can be painfully slow, has a limited range of coverage, and opens up your network to all kinds of security issues. It’s like trying to power an SUV with a sundial and wondering why it’s taking forever and doesn’t go very far.
According to the product listing, the Belkin 5-port 10/100 Network Switch will let you browse at home with increased security while providing a blazing fast 10/100 transfer speed. It has five built-in Ethernet ports, so it seems perfect for sharing information with a team, blasting your friends in Halo, or getting a bunch of computers in the same room and having a full-on LAN party.
The network switch also has auto-sensing ports that automatically adjust your speed to maximize the networking and cabling performance.