A Gigabit switch refers to a switch with a gigabit port for both uplink and downlink. It can also be understood that the switch port supports 1000M or 10/100/1000M transmission. Many people are looking for faster LAN connectivity, using Gigabit Ethernet or faster 10 Gigabit technology. This change is not only happening in the backbone of the campus network, but also in every wiring closet. The IT managers of the enterprise hope to provide 10 times the previous network connection for each desktop user.