The Monoprice 8-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch is a professional networking switch that is capable of working within the fastest network systems. The switch conforms to the IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, and IEEE820.3ab standards, allowing it to work with 10, 100, and 1000 Mbps networking products. The 8-port design is perfect for use as a terminal switch for a small workgroup or as an intermediate switch to support a small workgroup with a throughput connection to additional switches or hubs.
The switch conforms to the IEEE802
The switch automatically detects the use of straight or crossover cables
Therefore any of the eight ports can be connected to the upstream hub or router and the others connected to downstream pcs hubs or other switches