Hi. I believe I need a "non green" 8 port switch for my situation and I hope you can help. I say I need a non green switch because of a distance issue I will elaborate on. Here's the situation... I have a detached garage which I've made into my man cave and in it I have a Onkyo network AV receiver, a wireless bluray player, a smart TV, a Home Theater PC, and a Roku at the moment. The PC and Onkyo access the internet just fine via a TP-Link 150 Mbps wireless USB adapter. Problems with net access occur with the bluray player and smart TV. Those two devices couldn't get any access at all until I turned a old Linksys router into a wireless repeater bridge with DD-WRT. While that has allowed those 2 devices to get access I still have issues with them. Signal strength shows up very strong, but I guess being that they are going through the repeater bridge the speed is cut in half and I still have a problem. So I was thinking of running a Cat6 cable from the Linksys N router that's in the house out to a switch in the garage. Then I would hook up all 5 of my devices to the switch. This should allow me to get a solid connection for all of those devices correct? What worries me is that all of the unmanaged switches I'm looking at are the new "green" switches and I read reports of them having issues with long runs of Cat cable. I don't know if this will be an issue in my situation or not. I did some measuring and I believe I need about 150 feet (possibly a little more) of Cat 6 from my house router to a switch in the garage. To be safe should I go with a non green switch provided they are still available? Can you point me to one because I can't seem to find one. This is a new venture for me so I could use all the help I can get. As far as the cable goes I've read that direct burial Cat6 cable should be fine, but others say to also run conduit. What are your thoughts? I would greatly appreciate some ideas on this whole situation. Thank you very much!