request recommendation of a good ethernet switch.
I had 10 CAT6 ethernet drops installed in our 1800 sq ft house by a contractor yesterday. Really appreciate all the help I got from this forum. The contractor also put a patch panel free of charge, but he only had a 8-port patch panel. So this morning, I ordered a 12-port CAT6 patch panel and c2g patch cables. I need to order a network switch to extend my current Linksys wireless-G broadband router. The contractor will come back this week to finish the final connection of patch panel, cable modem, and network switch.
Would an 8-port network switch be enough in my case or would it be better to buy a 16-port switch?
I saw the following cisco model had good reviews, but it has 8 port. I don't know if it's still good enough for me.
The following is another cisco model with 10 ports, I don't know if it needs configuration. I'd like to buy one plug-and-play.
The following netgear model has 16 ports. But it did not say if it supports gigabit. I don't know if it's good.
Any recommendation of a good ethernet switch is greatly appreciated.