I was wondering about what is POE what is that good or bad for me to just to connect two computer to a dsl modem to the internet.
POE = Power Over Ethernet, it allows certain devices to be powered directly from the ethernet cable. Switches with POE are more expensive and would be used for certain devices on large business networks, not something generally for home or small business use.
What is Manageable means and the one you recommend switches don't have it.
Managed switches allow for monitoring, traffic control and segmentation, which is desirable in large business networks for improved performance. As with POE, managed switches are much more expensive and would be used on large business networks.
The other links you posted from Walmart and Newegg show the same switch I recommended (TRENDnet TEG-S5g
, but at a higher price (the link I posted currently shows $15.99 with free shipping
). Why would you want to pay more for the same thing? Scott.