- Jul 16, 2021
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I'm thoroughly confused! on installing my 16 ch NVR system. II need to run 8 ethernet cables underground but the pipe diameter is to small to pull all 8 cables through. I was told I needed a 4 port Gigabit switch to reduce the number of cables going into the pipe from 8 cables to 5 cables, that would be 4 camera cables plus the one uplink data cable from the switch. But now my neighbor tells me I need a 4 port ethernet or POE switch instead of the gigabit switch. whats the difference between the switches?