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Do I Need a Managed Switch for my Smart Home Network?

Do I Need a Managed Switch for my Smart Home Network?

It wasn’t too long ago that specialized IT personnel were required to set up and install networks in our homes and offices.

Nowadays, everyone wants to have multiple devices on their home internet connection, so we’ve had to become the IT guys. We have routers and switches and other arcane networking devices in our homes that we’re expected to understand and manage on our own.

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BEFORE: The Next Generation Functionality for The Local Area Network (LAN)

The Next Generation Functionality for The Local Area Network (LAN)

As we draw closer to the year 2020, one that experts look to as the IoT 20-billion-device point, it may be time to consider something. Does our approach toward the actual IoT network itself need a rethink?

Networks, in their continuing quest for greater and greater bandwidth, were originally designed to support the PC. An ecosystem that included software systems, computers,

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Why Your Network Needs a 24-Port Managed PoE Switch

Why Your Network Needs a 24-Port Managed PoE Switch

When you’re researching PoE switches, you’ll inevitably come to a crossroads. Do you choose managed or unmanaged switches?

The choice is really quite simple. A Managed Switch is always better.

Why? Security features for starters. They allow administrators visibility and control. But the benefits don’t stop there. Managed

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A Quick Guide to Managed Switches Infographic

Though unmanaged switches offer network administrators a simple ‘Plug and Play’ solution, larger networks require heftier security protocols and more complex configuration options. Managed switches come in the form of smart switches and their more complete counterparts— fully managed L2 and L3 Switches.

Smart Switches

Smart switches offer limited configuration options compared to fully managed switches.

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