NETGEAR�s 8-port Fast Ethernet Switch offers a simple solution for instantly expanding your network. This auto-switching 10/100 workhorse makes it easy to link up to 8 PC or Ethernet devices to your network. It supports both Windows and Macintosh platforms at speeds of 10 or 100 Mbps over Ethernet cables and works with virtually every operating system. Every port automatically senses the right speed and full/half duplex mode, while status lights on the case�s front allow easy monitoring. Auto Uplink� technology adjusts for either of the two major kinds of connection cables. With its embedded Plug-and-Play technology, you simply turn it on and it works. Plus its cool and quiet operation requires no fan. All this in NETGEAR�s compact signature design.