|With its compact size, the Hawking HFS8T is an ideal solution for the Small Office/Home Office user and small to middle-sized workgroups. The mini switch is designed for easy installation, high performance, and seamless migration between 10BaseT and 100BaseTX network speeds. It includes (8) 10/100M auto-negotiation, auto-MDI/MDIX ports and provides a flexible, reliable, and affordable solution for an Ethernet network. Each port delivers up to 200Mbps throughput, which can give workstations a congestion-free data pipe for simultaneous access to the server. The switch can operate in either half or full-duplex modes, and store-and-forward architecture filters eliminate error packets and improve efficiency. In addition, it can be expanded by cascading two or more switches together. The Plug and Play HFS8T is powerful and reliable, and can run your high-end video, graphic, real-time gaming, multimedia, database, and mission-critical applications with ease!|
This little switch is AWESOME! It is much faster than a hub, or the built in switch in most routers. The price is great, and it is smart enough to automatically cross over if it needs to. I've tested throughput from 2 XP machines on this switch and a several hundred dollar managed 3com switch, and they were the same. For the money, performance, and the size you can't beat this switch.