Last week I told you about the Google OnHub WiFi Router. There is a lot to like about it and it was so popular that the presale on Amazon sold out of its initial stock. There is one feature that is missing for me and that is because it only has a single Ethernet port available. With my current WiFi router, I’m using three of them. One to connect it to the network and two to connect our phone lines to Ringcentral.
So if I decide to upgrade my current router and get the Google OnHub, I’ll need to also get an Ethernet switch so that I have enough ports available. A switch would also be useful anywhere you are needing more ports than what is currently available. I’ve selected the TP-LINK TS-SG105 5-Port Gigabit Switch (shown below) as it has the ports I need and currently sells for $17.49 on Amazon.
We already have a similar switch in our office in an area that only didn’t have enough Ethernet ports for a computer, printer and other devices. Connecting a switch is really simple. Plug it into electricity and plug one of the Ethernet ports into the currently available port. Then plug more devices into the other ports. That’s it!