Excerpt: After testing a few switches of my own (some were not working as well as others), I settled on this Dlink DGS-2208 gigabit switch. This features a full 8 port, an upgrade from my previous 5 port switch. So far, there are no problems with it. It uses the same type of chasis that most of Dlink products have, and all the 8 ports are in the back. In the front, it has lights that tell which port is connected, and which port is sending out data.