Small Network Equipment

About ENERGY STAR Small Network Equipment

ENERGY STAR makes it easy to find efficient network equipment to meet your needs. Using our ENERGY STAR Product Finder, you can select the right network equipment for your home or business. In addition, you can filter the list of models by specific attributes, such as:

  • Product Type (Switch, Modem, Router, Access Point, Optical Network Device, or Integrated Access Device)
  • WAN Connection Type
  • Applicable Wireless Standard(s)
  • Energy Efficient Ethernet

These products allow users to connect to the internet and/or connect to other devices on a local or wide area network. Since small network equipment tends to be on all the time, spends most of the time idling and uses about the same amount of energy regardless of activity, there are opportunities for these devices to use energy more efficiently. In fact, ENERGY STAR products use, on average, 20 percent less energy than conventional models. Small network equipment can be purchased in retail stores or supplied by an internet service provider.

Interested in energy efficient computers, office phones, multi-function copiers, printers, scanners, or monitors?  Learn more about ENERGY STAR certified office equipment.

Current Specification Effective Date: September 3, 2013

Small Network Equipment Key Product Criteria: ENERGY STAR

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