Ethernet Switch suggestions


macrumors 601
Original poster
Oct 5, 2003
Dark Castle
Hi I have an AirPort Extreme AC and with the addition of various bridges to my 'smart home' I'm now in need of more wired ports than the 3 it has. What switches you recommend to expand the ports of the Airport Express? Thanks


macrumors 65816
Apr 3, 2010
Heart of the midwest
Agreed on the GS108. I've got at least five of them in various spots around my church running checkins and such. Also have some higher end 16 and 24 port managed ones with fiber running the main equipment for the time being. Good stuff that just works.

At my parents house I've got the 16 port version (GS116NA) hooked to our AirPort Extreme and it runs all the wall jacks around the house plus some AirPort Expresses in the corners of the house and in an outbuilding.
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macrumors 65816
Jan 3, 2016
I've used the Netgear switches for ages. They are workhorses and I've had no issues with them. Just get the size you need, plug it in, plug in your cables and you're good to go. They're not expensive, either, which is a decided plus.
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Oct 31, 2009
FWIW, I got 2 of the Netgear 8-port Gigabit switches (#GS608v4) connected to my AirPort Extreme 802.11ac.


macrumors 6502a
Jul 17, 2005
North Carolina
Another for Netgear if you just need a basic switch.

Be sure to keep your purchase receipts in a safe place! Netgear DOES have a lifetime warranty on their switching equipment, but they'll only honor it if you have the original receipt.
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