Any recommendations for an inexpensive switch and router that supports 2.5Gbps?

Realized that none of my equipment support 2.5Gbps after buying the adapter…

Please note that these are not explicit recommendations, and may not be the best value dollar-for-dollar. Just pointing out what options may be available.

It is still early days for 2.5GBASE-T, and while some vendors have announced switches and routers supporting the standard, there still aren’t many options on the market at the time of writing.

Most of the consumer-grade routers I’m aware of that have 2.5Gbps Ethernet ports really only have one port that goes into the LAN at that speed. For example the Netgear RAX200

Most of the switches with 2.5Gbps Ethernet are made by Netgear as well. They have a landing page with a breakdown of which models support 2.5GbE here

There are models from other vendors as well, but there aren’t many, and the ones that are available are still fairly expensive. Here’s a couple options from Trendnet as well

Many vendors are labelling these switches as ‘Multi-Gig’, or some variant of that language.

It is also worth noting that networks can be established point-to-point between two USBC-E2500 adapters for faster transfers directly between two computers.

I hope this helps!

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