Zyxel Networks brings multi-gigabit Ethernet connectivity to home and SOHO networks with the launch of the MG-105 5-Port 2.5GbE Unmanaged Switch and MG-108 8-Port 2.5GbE Unmanaged Switch. Zyxel MG-105 and MG-108 switches allow users to easily upgrade their Ethernet networks to provide a high speed 2.5 Gbps connection that maximizes the performance of high bandwidth network devices such as WiFi routers 6, network attached storage (NAS) and laptops or gaming PCs running at a speed of 2.5G.
Designed for use on a desktop or wall mount computer for maximum versatility, the MG-105 and MG-108 Multi-Gigabit Switches deliver the bandwidth and speed required by advanced home and SOHO environment applications such as than online gaming, media streaming, and large file transfers. The new switches offer an out-of-the-box network speed upgrade that delivers the high bandwidth required to take advantage of all the wireless connectivity speeds provided by WiFi 6 technology.
Benefits of MG-105 and MG-108 multi-gigabit switches
- Upgrade existing networks to multi-gigabit speeds – Each of the five (MG-105) and eight (MG-108) 2.5 Gbit / s ports optimizes the performance of the connected device with autonegotiation up to multi-gigabit bandwidth (100 Mbit / s / 1 Gbit / s / 2.5 Gbit / s). The total switching capacity of up to 25 Gbps (MG-105) and 40 Gbps (MG-108) makes these switches ideal solutions for high bandwidth entertainment applications and increasing power SOHO network efficiency.
- 2.5G plug-and-play connectivity – Simplified plug-and-play technology allows users to easily connect MG-105 or MG-108 to the latest 2.5G compatible network devices and instantly enjoy high performance network and home entertainment experience more fluid.
- Use existing Ethernet cables – Multi-gigabit RJ-45 ports allow users to instantly increase Ethernet network speeds from 1 Gbps to 2.5 Gbps without having to replace existing cables.
- Fanless design –The MG-105 and MG-108 feature a rugged, fanless hardware design to ensure quiet and stable operation, making them ideal for deployment in any home or business environment.
“The pandemic has dramatically changed the way people use networks in home and SOHO environments both in the large number of devices on the network and the types of advanced applications that are now used on the network,” he said. explained Shawn Rogers, Market Development Manager at Zyxel Networks.
“The exponential adoption of streaming media coupled with an increasing number of people working from home is creating an unprecedented demand on the network for more bandwidth and faster speeds to support advanced consumer and business applications. Our new multi-gigabit switches remove bandwidth bottlenecks that can prevent users from taking full advantage of the capabilities and performance of advanced network devices and the applications that use them.
Zyxel also launched two new PoE injectors, PoE12-30W 2.5G PoE + injector and PoE12-60W 5G PoE ++ injector. The new PoE injectors deliver the advanced speeds and higher power requirements required for deployment of WiFi 6 networks. PoE12-30W offers a power budget of up to 30W with 2.5 Gbps Ethernet connectivity and PoE12-60W offers a power budget of up to 60W with 5 Gbps Ethernet connectivity.
The Zyxel MG-105 5-Port 2.5GbE Unmanaged Switch and the MG-108 8-Port 2.5GbE Unmanaged Switch each have a five-year warranty and are available now from all authorized resellers and partners Zyxel e-commerce retailer priced at $ 109.99 USD and $ 169.99 USD, respectively.