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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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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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