Zyxel helps users unlock full potential of next-gen devices with new Multi-Gigabit switches

Zyxel’s new MG-105 and MG-108 unmanaged switches empower users to achieve stronger network performance, upgrade to higher speed devices and stream media-rich content instantly


Hsinchu, Taiwan, 7th September 2021–Zyxel Networks, a leader in delivering secure, AI- and cloud-powered business and home networking solutions, today announces the launch of the MG-105 and the MG-108 -5/8 port unmanaged switches, which are set to help prosumers, content creators and SMBs achieve the full potential of bandwidth-heavy network devices with a 2.5G high-speed connection.

The next generation of network devices– such as WiFi 6 routers, network attached storage (NAS), and laptops or gaming PCs running at 2.5G speed – all demand faster connectivity. Many users struggle to unlock the full potential of such devices. Zyxel’s new Multi-Gigabit switch portfolio is a game changer for those users, empowering them to upgrade to higher speeds and achieve the very best network performance with ease, giving them more time to focus on what they do best, instead of worrying about their connection.

Make media-rich streaming a breeze

The MG-105 and the MG-108 are perfect for prosumers who find themselves needing speed when streaming or transferring large files to servers, NAS, or other devices, as well as while working from home, or managing data-heavy gaming. But making the upgrade to a stronger connection shouldn't be difficult. That's why the MG-105 and the MG-108 come with 2.5G Ethernet connection on all ports and can be used with ordinary Cat5e cabling, to help users achieve a more powerful network without hassle.

Plug and play meets quiet and efficient

The new switch family also ensures that precious time isn't wasted on set-up. Users can make the most of the plug and play unmanaged functionality to get a faster network up and running immediately. Their small size, versatile wall, and desk mounts, and fanless design also make the switches a discreet addition to both the home and the office – delivering interruption- and noise-free gameplay or content streaming. Despite the switches’ powerful ability, they consume low power, also helping users save energy.

“The pandemic has led to a boom in bandwidth-heavy activities –from the rise of gaming and streaming for entertainment, online fitness classes or vlogging, to hybrid working models – requiring faster connectivity and the new generation of devices. Even as restrictions ease, that demand on looks set to continue for years to come.

“Zyxel's new family of Multi-Gigabit switches enrich just those networking experiences, ensuring that all users can achieve the very best network performance in their home or offices,” said Crowley Wu, Senior Vice President of Zyxel Networking SBU.

In addition to the new switches, Zyxel has also launched two new PoE injectors – PoE12-30W and PoE12-60W – that feature advanced speeds and deliver more power for advancement to WiFi 6 networks. PoE12-30W offers up to 30W power budget with 2.5G ethernet connectivity, while PoE12-60W offers up to 60W power budget with 5G ethernet connectivity.

Find out more about the MG-105 and MG-108 -5/8 port 2.5GbE unmanaged switches at https://www.zyxel.com/products_services/5-8-Port-2-5GbE-Unmanaged-Switch-MG-105-MG-108/ .

About Zyxel Networks
Zyxel has been getting business and home users online for over 30 years, relying since Day 1 on innovation and customer-centric service. In 1989, this meant analog modems. Today, it means using AI and the cloud to deliver rapid, reliable, and secure networking solutions for business and home users.

Zyxel is a global force in the communications market with an unrivalled international presence that include:

-    150 markets served
-    1,000,000 businesses working smarter with Zyxel solutions
-    100 million devices creating global connections

We’re building the networks of tomorrow, unlocking potential, and meeting the needs of the modern workplace—powering people at work, play, and life.

Zyxel, Your Networking Ally.