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The TP-Link 8-port network switch has dropped to $16 on Amazon

The TP-Link 8-port Gigabit Ethernet unmanaged network switch (opens in new tab) is down to $15.99 on Amazon. That price comes courtesy of a price drop to $17.99 and a $2 off on-page coupon that stack together to bring it down to a nice low. Today's drop matches a low we've seen only a couple times this year.

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The unmanaged switch is plug and play so you don't need any software. Add Gigabit Ethernet ports to your home network so you can hard wire all your devices with a stable, fast internet connection.

The deal given is no longer valid and we do not have a better one. However, we have found some similar deals

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TP-Link Kasa KP400 smart outdoor plug 2-pack

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Hey, I'm writing to you through this switch right now! My post was submitted through an Ethernet cord connected to TP-Link's switch, which is connected to my router. It's magic. I have built-in Ethernet ports in all the main rooms of my house. All those Ethernet ports end in a small box in my coat closet, which are then connected to the switch so I can have a wired home network.

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.

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.

If you want something like TP-Link's switch but don't need so many ports, the 5-port version is also on sale and down to just $11.

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.