This is a 8-Port Gigabit Switch. This switch has a cost saving technology that will turn off ports that are idle. The energy savings is up to 75%. There are 8 10/100/1000Mbps ports and the data transfer protocol is IEEE 802.3x.
In times where your router just doesn't have enough available ports for all your Ethernet devices such as computers, POE Switches and NVRs, then this is the switch for you. It is a simple plug and play unit.