The Belkin Gigabit USB 2.0 Network Adapter allows your notebook or desktop computer to connect to a gigabit network. Installing the Adapter allows your computer to share large files over your network quickly and reliably. It can easily be plugged into the USB port of your laptop or desktop PC. USB 2.0 speed at 480 Mbps transferred into GIG speed at 1000 Mbps ! How does it work? The Belkin 5-Port Gigabit Switch provides the central connection point for your gigabit 10/100/1000 network. Position your Gigabit Switch within cable length of your computer and servers and connect your Belkin Category 6 cables. A Gigabit USB 2.0 Network Adapter connects a notebook or desktop computer to your Gigabit Ethernet switch.