Linksys Se2800 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch
While there's a lot to like about this Gigabit Ethernet switch, it just doesn't really have anything to indicate superiority to the other picks on our list. It works well and is easy to set up/use without the need for installing extra software or utilities, simply requiring a connection to begin operating. However, there are some great features such as QoS traffic management which determines priority of activities based on bandwidth so more demanding tasks happen faster while reducing buffering times. This model also detects which ports aren't in use or are connected to powered down systems in order to prioritize data rates to those that are in use. The switch can also reduce power requirements though not to the extent of some other "greener" models.