Wire-speed switching and Linksys reliability in an 8-port Gigabit desktop switch The Gigabit 8-Port Workgroup Switch provides non-blocking, wire speed switching for your 10, 100, and 1000 megabit network clients. Drop this switch in place of your current workgroup hub or switch, and you can upgrade your high-requirement workstations to full Gigabit speeds as necessary, while continuing to service other clients at their current speeds. Or build your network from the ground up, with appropriate link speeds for each users requirements. Apply this switching power to your current hub-based Ethernet network, and your data traffic efficiency will improve several times over. Connect your Gigabit-equipped workstations to the Switchs 10/100/1000 ports for full-duplex, dedicated bandwidth of up to 2000Mbps Its perfect for graphics, multimedia, and other applications that have to move large files across the network quickly.