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I'm in the process of consolidating all of my equipment into a closet. As such I'll be needing an 8 port switch to gain more ethernet connections out of my router. In looking at Monoprice, I can't tell the difference between 10/100 vs. 10/100/1000. I'm thinking the latter is not necessary for home use, but I certainly don't want to handicap myself in the future. Its only a $20 premium for the 10/100/1000. Does anyone know what this means?

Here are the two links on Monoprice:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

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I'm in the process of consolidating all of my equipment into a closet. As such I'll be needing an 8 port switch to gain more ethernet connections out of my router. In looking at Monoprice, I can't tell the difference between 10/100 vs. 10/100/1000. I'm thinking the latter is not necessary for home use, but I certainly don't want to handicap myself in the future. Its only a $20 premium for the 10/100/1000. Does anyone know what this means?

Here are the two links on Monoprice:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

Thanks for your input.

Go for Gigabit (10/100/1000). This refers to the speed of the data that can be passed across the network. 10/100 would cap out at 100Mbit or 12.5MB/sec while 10/100/1000 is gigabit and could pass 125MB/sec (though you might not achieve the full spec speed due to hard drive speed limitations). You currently won't see internet speeds that take advantage of Gbit yet but if you are passing media from one computer to another through your home you'll appreciate the extra speed. Also in the future you may see internet speeds over 100Mbit so you don't want to limit yourself at the switch level. For $20 definitely go for a Gbit switch IMHO.

I don't know anything about those Monoprice models, my comments above deal with my opinions on 100Mbit vs. Gigabit in general.
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Thanks, ktrdsl23.

I halfway expected that answer. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't throwing away $20 to support a marketing ploy.

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