The TP-Link 5-port network switch (opens in new tab) is down to $10.99 on Amazon. The switch normally sells for around $20, but it's currently discounted to $16 and has a $5 off on-page coupon, which basically puts it near the lowest price ever. We have seen it go down to $10 before, but that was a long time ago and a very brief sale.
The deal given is no longer valid and we do not have a better one. However, we have found some similar deals
TP-Link Archer AX3000 Wi-Fi 6 wireless router (opens in new tab)
$99.00 $130.00 Save $31
Wi-Fi 6 promises speeds up to three times faster than previous generations with four times the bandwidth capacity and 75% lower latency. The router has MU-MIMO tech to cover multiple devices connected at once and Ethernet for wired connections.
TP-Link Kasa KP400 smart outdoor plug 2-pack (opens in new tab)
$29.99 $50.00 Save $20
Get free shipping with your Prime membership. Each plug has two outlets that can be controlled together or individually. Use your phone or voice control with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa to control them from anywhere. Weather resistant.
TP-Link Archer A20 AC4000 Tri-Band Wi-Fi router (opens in new tab)
$139.99 $200.00 Save $60
With a tri-band radio, MU-MIMO technology, Beamforming, link aggregation, and more, this router is perfect for homes with a dozen different devices all trying to connect at once. It supports Windows, Mac, and Linux. Includes a 2-year warranty.
TP-Link Kasa KP400 smart outdoor plug (opens in new tab)
$16.99 $25.00 Save $8
With two outlets you can control two outdoor devices either together or individually. And you can do it from anywhere using your phone or voice control through Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. Weather resistant with long Wi-Fi range.
$49.99 $80.00 Save $30
This great little budget router is capable of data transfer speeds up to 1750 Mbps with 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless bands. Also has four Ethernet ports for a wired connection. Includes a quick and easy setup wizard.
A switch like this is great when you want to skip Wi-Fi and add a few more devices to your network with an Ethernet cable for a more stable connection. It could be that you just have a lot of items hooked up to your network and need a few more ports, too. Getting a hard-wired internet connection can be pretty important for your main computer, gaming consoles, and accessories like printers.
For me personally, I use this switch in my home because I have built-in Ethernet ports in all the main rooms. All those Ethernet ports end in a small box in my coat closet. So I bought an 8-port TP-Link unmanaged switch (opens in new tab), connected all the ports together, connected my router to one of them... and now I have Gigabit Ethernet all around my house.
It's a switch that's essentially plug-and-play because it requires no additional configuration or software to get things rolling. The five ports are all capable of speeds up to 1000 Mbps, which means you're far more likely to be limited by your ISP than this switch. The sturdy metal casing gives you a lot of options where you want to put it, including mounting it to a wall. And once it's in place, you'll forget all about it because it has no fan or other noisy parts to distract you. The traffic optimization means even sensitive traffic like voice or video will have low latency.
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