The belkin 5-port 10100 network switch lets you connect computers, printers, external hard drives & other peripherals to your network quickly & easily. The network switch features intelligent ethernet ports that save energy by reducing the power needed to transmit, as well as auto-sensing technology which automatically adjusts speed to your network & cabling performance. Ideal for the home or small office – the belkin network switch securely shares files at speeds of up to 100mbps using the reliable performance of a wired connection. 100mbps is the physical data rate. Actual data throughput & distance will be lower, depending on the interference, network traffic, building materials, & other conditions.