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24 Port Unmanaged 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Switch - Rack Mountable
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24 Port Unmanaged 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Switch - Rack Mountable

The Monoprice 24-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch is a professional networking switch that is capable of working within the fastest network systems. The switch conforms to the IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, and IEEE820.3ab standards, allowing it to work with 10, 100, and 1000 Mbps networking products. The 24-port design is perfect for use in large data centers, large and small businesses, and even as part of a larger home network installation.

This rack-mount capable device includes twenty-four RJ-45 LAN jacks and twenty-four corresponding green/orange link/activity status LEDS on the front panel. The LINK/ACT LEDs will glow or blink orange when a 10 or 100 Mbps connection is detected or active, and they will glow/blink green when a 1000 Mbps connection is detected/active. The switch's internal power supply can handle 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz input and it draws a scant 30 watts power.

Installation is as simple as plugging the unit into a wall outlet and inserting cables into the ports on the front. When using 10BASE-T connections, Cat3 UTP cable is sufficient and when using 100BASE-TX connections Cat5 UTP or STP cable is acceptable. However, when using 1000BASE-T connections, Cat5, Cat5e, or Cat6 UTP or STP cable is preferred, with Cat6 STP providing the highest level of reliability and signal integrity.

The switch automatically detects the use of straight (MDI) or crossover (MDIX) cables and switches the connection to whichever is needed for the connected device. Therefore any of the sixteen ports can be connected to the upstream hub or router and the others connected to downstream PCs, hubs, or other switches.

This Monoprice switch has an integrated 8K MAC address table and supports MAC address auto-learning and auto-aging. It supports NWAY auto-negotiation and provides an ultra-fast 32 Gbps backplane bandwidth with non-blocking line speed forwarding.

With all speeds, connections, and functions automatically configured and supported, there is no manual configuration or setup required. Simply plug it in and start using it right away!


  • Complies with IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u and IEEE802.3ab Ethernet standards
  • Supports Auto MDI/MDIX on each port
  • Supports NWAY Auto-Negotiation function
  • Provides twenty-four 10/100/1000 Mbps Auto-Negotiation RJ45 ports
  • Supports IEEE802.3x flow control for full-duplex and Backpressure flow control for half-duplex
  • Provides up to 32 Gbps backplane bandwidth and non-blocking line speed forwarding
  • Supports store-and-forward switching method
  • Provides MAC address self-learning/auto-aging and 8K MAC address entries
Supported Standards IEEE802.3 10BASE-T Ethernet, IEEE802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet, IEEE802.3ab Gigabit Ethernet
Protocol CSMA/CD
Topological Structure Star
Network Cable Required 10BASE-T: UTP Cat3 or better; 100BASE-TX UTP/STP Cat5 or better; 1000BASE-T: UTP/STP Cat5, Cat5e, or Cat6
Number of Ports 24
Transfer Mode Store and forward
MAC Address Table 8K
Packet Filtering/Forwarding Rate Ethernet: 14880 pps (10Mbps) per port; Fast Ethernet: 148800 pps (100 Mbps) per port; Gigabit Ethernet: 1488000 pps (1000 Mbps)
MAC Address Learning Self-learning and auto-aging
MDI/MDIX Selection Automatic
Backplane Bandwidth 32Gbps
Operating Temperature +32 to +104°F (0 to +40°C)
Storage Temperature -40 to +158°F (-40 to +70°C)
Operating Humidity 10-90%, no condensing
Storage Humidity 5-90%, no condensing
AC Input Power 100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz, 0.6A max
Power Consumption 30 watts
Dimensions (WxHxD) 17 11/32" x 1 3/4" x 8 1/4"
Regulatory Compliance FCC, CE, RoHS

Included in the Box:

  • 1x 24-port gigabit ethernet switch
  • 1x AC power cord (56")
  • 2x Rack mount brackets
  • 6x Rack mount screws
  • 4x Rubber feet
  • 1x User guide

33 Reviews

87.27% of the reviewers recommend this product


Simple, Plug & Play

  • Anonymous,
  •  DeMotte, IN 
  • 1/21/2015 6:51:47 AM

Pros: Simple. Plug & Play operation. Works great.

Cons: None.

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I'm glad I didn't throw the box away. Switch failed in 6 mos.

  • Should have known better,
  •  durham, nc 
  • 10/29/2014 4:10:22 PM

Pros: Out of the box it worked well.
Looks nice.
Packed well.

Cons: The complaints regarding fan noise were solved by removing the fan.
Died within 6 months.

Be wary of this switch. While it looks great and works well, the longevity is suspect. I expected fan cooling, but was surprised that it was missing (I guess that solves the fan noise complaint). Also, very glad it didn't fail after the 1 year warranty.

I have submitted a RMA request. The email states that it could take up to 3 days to contact me. I hope it doesn't. I will update this review if possible during the RMA process and timeline.

I will most likely replace this with a commercial unit or a home unit with a lifetime warranty.

by Monoprice Administrator

Thank you for your review and truly sorry to hear about the issues experienced with PID 8746. I will submit a complaint regarding this to our product team so they can look into the matter further. Apologies again for any trouble this may have caused. Should you have any issues with the replacement, please feel free to contact us!

Gabby Villa
Tech Support Associate
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Setup question

  • Menace,
  •  ,  
  • 6/30/2014 9:51:25 AM

Pros: Comes with all necessary components to mount on a rack.
Light weight.

Cons: Text on the switch to determine which lights belong to what switch could be a little bigger for easy visibility.
Have not gotten it to work with my set up but i haven't determined if it's a switch issue or not

I'm having an issue getting connectivity through out this switch and I'm not sure if it's a problem with my setup or not. I currently have my router connected to this switch. From the switch I have patch cables going to a wireless router and patch panel that distributes wires around my home. The wireless router gets connectivity from the switch but not the patch panel. I've checked all the components mentioned and everything is functional. The only way I can get connectivity to the ports on the patch panel is if I use the wireless router's LAN ports as my switch connecting to the patch panel ports, which only 4 are available.

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  • Anonymous,
  •  Belden, MS 
  • 3/8/2014 9:45:33 PM

Pros: Which port is the "uplink" port?

by Monoprice Administrator
Hello and thank you for contacting Monoprice Support.
With regards to your question, this switch is unmanaged, any port on this can be used as an uplink port.

Your review process is now complete. Now once you have a chance to use/reevaluate your replacement, we would appreciate if you were to submit a revised review. Sorry for the trouble and thanks for your support! Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with. To get faster support you can contact us via our LiveChat feature from 5:00am to 7:00pm PST as well as email us to receive a response in that manner at

Best Regards,
Josh L.
Tech Support
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  • Anonymous,
  •  kimberly, ID 
  • 3/5/2014 10:59:25 AM

Pros: on time and worked as stated

Cons: none

unit worked as stated installed and turn up just fine

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