A switch is a coupling device: it connects computers, printers and servers within a network. Data packets can be sent from A to B. In an Ethernet network, a switch forwards the data based on the MAC address.
Are you looking for the right switch? We can help you find the right device.
Are you looking for a switch for private use?
For you as a private customer, the transmission speed of the switch is crucial. Do you want to connect computers, NAS and other wired devices without VoIP (Voice-over-Internet-Protocol) or IPTV (Internet-Protocol-Television)? Then a so-called "unmanaged" switch - a switch without management functions - is sufficient. These work via plug-and-play: simply plug in and go.
Do you want to operate IPTV via Swisscom TV using a switch?
Then you need a switch with so-called IGMP snooping (IGMP stands for Internet Group Management Protocol): IGMP snooping ensures that only the devices that actually need the TV data are served. IGMP snooping thus prevents your home network from collapsing.
Are you looking for a professional switch solution?
Switches for business customers should be configurable, be it via a web interface or another tool. For example, multiple virtual LANs (VLANs) can be created: One VLAN can be for employees' computers. Another for the VoIP telephones. While a third is only used for guest access. Professional switches usually offer the option of connecting to the gateway via fibre optics. Higher data rates can be achieved in this way.
Especially for large professional installations we recommend PoE switches
Many network cameras and access points can be operated via PoE (Power-over-Ethernet). In addition to data, power is also transmitted via the Ethernet cable. Corresponding switches therefore make it possible to save one power cable, which can simplify larger installations in particular.
In our range you will find switches with different port speeds (Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and more) from brands such as Netgear, Cisco, D-Link, Ubiquiti and many more.