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Refurbished Networking
Venture into Reboot IT's comprehensive range of refurbished IT infrastructure, where you'll find an array of networking devices, servers, thin clients, and data storage solutions to suit any requirement. Our collection spans from high-performance routers that provide robust connectivity to versatile switches designed for efficient network traffic management. We also offer secure firewalls to protect your network and reliable access points to extend wireless coverage.

In addition to networking essentials, our catalogue includes servers from industry-leading brands, offering the processing power and storage capacity necessary for your business's critical operations. Our refurbished servers are optimized for both performance and stability, ensuring your data is handled with care.

For workspace efficiency and cost-effectiveness, our selection of thin clients presents a compact computing solution that integrates seamlessly into your network environment. And when it comes to safeguarding and managing your data, our reconditioned data storage options, including SAN and NAS systems, provide the security and accessibility you need.
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Boost Your Connection: FAQs on Choosing the Right Networking Gear!


What are the essential pieces of networking equipment for a small office?

For a small office, the essential pieces of networking equipment typically include:

Router:This is the heart of your network, connecting your local network to the internet and directing traffic between devices.

Switch:A switch connects multiple devices within your network, allowing them to communicate with each other and share resources.

Wireless Access Point (WAP):If you need Wi-Fi, a WAP provides wireless connectivity to devices within your office.

Modem:In some setups, especially where a separate router is used, a modem is necessary to connect to your internet service provider (ISP).

Firewall:Either as a standalone device or integrated into a router, a firewall secures your network by controlling incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules.

Network-Attached Storage (NAS):For shared data storage and backups, a NAS device can be very useful in a small office environment.

At Reboot IT, we offer a selection of refurbished networking equipment that is ideal for small offices. Our products provide reliable performance at a fraction of the cost of new equipment. Each piece, from routers to NAS devices, is tested and certified to ensure it meets your business needs. If you're setting up a small office network and need assistance in selecting the right equipment, our customer service team is here to help guide you through our inventory of quality refurbished networking solutions.

How do routers differ from switches and hubs?

Routers, switches, and hubs are all integral components of networking, but they serve different functions within a network:


  • Routers are devices that connect multiple networks together, such as your local office network to the internet.
  • They direct data packets to their destination using the most efficient route, which is determined by reading the information in the packet header.
  • Routers can also provide security features like a firewall, manage IP addresses, and facilitate VPN connections for remote users.


  • Switches are used to connect various devices within the same network, such as computers, printers, and servers, allowing them to communicate with each other.
  • Unlike routers, switches operate using MAC addresses to manage traffic within the local network (LAN).
  • They can send data directly to the device it's intended for, which can reduce network congestion and improve speed.


  • Hubs are simpler devices that also connect multiple devices within a single network.
  • They broadcast incoming data packets to all connected devices, rather than directing them to a specific device like a switch does.
  • Hubs are considered less efficient than switches because they can lead to more network congestion and security issues.

At Reboot IT, we offer a variety of refurbished routers and switches that can help you build an efficient and secure network for your home or business. Each piece of equipment has been thoroughly tested to ensure it performs according to our high standards. If you need assistance determining whether a router, switch, or hub is best for your networking needs, our customer service team is available to provide expert advice and support.

What is the purpose of a network firewall?

The purpose of a network firewall is to act as a security barrier between your internal network and external networks, such as the internet. A firewall monitors and controls incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules. Here are the key functions of a network firewall:

  • Traffic Filtering: Firewalls scrutinize packets of data attempting to enter or leave the network, allowing or blocking them based on security settings.
  • Protection from Cyber Threats: By blocking unauthorized access, firewalls help protect the network from various cyber threats, including hackers, viruses, and worms.
  • Network Monitoring: Firewalls log traffic, which can be analyzed to detect and respond to suspicious activity.
  • Access Control: They can restrict access to certain websites and services for users within the network, often used in business environments to enforce company policies.
  • VPN Support: Many firewalls also support Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections, allowing secure remote access to the network.

At Reboot IT, we offer a selection of refurbished firewalls that provide robust protection for your network. Our certified pre-owned firewalls are thoroughly tested to ensure they meet industry security standards, offering an effective defense against digital threats. If you're looking to enhance your network's security with a firewall, our customer service team can guide you to the most suitable options we have available.

Do I need a managed switch, or will an unmanaged switch suffice?

Whether you need a managed switch or an unmanaged switch for your network depends on the specific requirements and complexity of your setup.

Unmanaged Switches:

  • Unmanaged switches are simple, plug-and-play devices that allow Ethernet devices to communicate with each other, such as in a home or small office network.
  • They do not allow for configuration or advanced features, making them suitable for networks that don't require customization.
  • They are typically more affordable and easier to use, as they do not need any setup.

Managed Switches:

  • Managed switches provide greater control over your network. They offer features like VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks), QoS (Quality of Service), and network monitoring.
  • These switches are configurable, allowing network managers to tailor the network to the organization's needs, which is particularly beneficial in larger or more complex network environments.
  • Managed switches can also offer better security with features like port security and IP filtering.

At Reboot IT, we offer both refurbished managed and unmanaged switches. Our range of high-quality, certified pre-owned switches can cater to various network sizes and requirements. If you're unsure which type of switch is right for your network, our customer service team can help assess your needs and recommend a suitable solution that provides the right balance of functionality and cost.

What is a network-attached storage (NAS) device, and how is it used?

A Network-Attached Storage (NAS) device is a dedicated file storage unit that connects to your network, allowing multiple users and devices to store and access data from a central location. Unlike traditional file servers, NAS devices are typically more compact, easier to set up, and designed specifically for data storage and sharing. Here's how a NAS is used:

  • Centralized Storage: NAS devices provide a central place where files can be stored and retrieved by any user on the network, facilitating collaboration and data management.
  • Backup and Redundancy: They are often used for backing up important data and can be configured for redundancy using RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) to protect against data loss.
  • Media Streaming: Many NAS devices can also act as media servers, streaming video and music files to compatible devices across the network.
  • Remote Access: Some NAS units offer remote access features, allowing users to access files over the internet securely when away from the local network.
  • Surveillance Storage: With the appropriate software, NAS devices can be used to store and manage video surveillance footage from networked security cameras.

At Reboot IT, we provide a selection of refurbished NAS devices that offer reliable, scalable storage solutions for both home and business environments. Our certified pre-owned NAS units undergo thorough testing to ensure they meet our standards for quality and performance. If you're considering a NAS for your storage needs, our customer service team is here to assist you in finding the right device that aligns with your storage requirements and budget.

Warranty, Returns & Refunds

Does the network equpment come with a warranty?

At Reboot IT, we stand by the quality of our refurbished network equipment and offer a comprehensive warranty to match. The majority of our network devices come with a 1-year warranty, ensuring protection against any defects or issues that may arise during normal operation within this timeframe.

For older models of network equipment, we provide a 3-month warranty, offering you confidence and peace of mind with your purchase. We maintain an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction, no matter the length of the warranty period, and we are fully prepared to address and resolve any concerns that may occur with your refurbished network device.

Our warranty terms are designed to bolster your trust in your purchase and to underscore our assurance of the reliability of our refurbished network equipment. If you have any inquiries regarding the warranty for a specific piece of network equipment, our customer service team at Reboot IT is on hand to offer support and advice.

Can I return my network equipment if I'm not satisfied?

Yes, at Reboot IT, we aim for your complete satisfaction with your refurbished networking equipment. That's why we offer a 30-day return period from the date you receive your item, giving you enough time to assess whether it meets your networking needs and expectations.

Please be aware that if you decide to return the networking equipment due to a change of mind or buyer's remorse, you will be responsible for the cost of return postage. Furthermore, given the often bulky nature of networking equipment, any refund provided will be less the original shipping cost incurred during the initial purchase. It's crucial that the equipment is returned in the same condition as it was delivered, including all original packaging and accessories.

We strive to make the return process as clear and straightforward as possible. Our customer service team is ready to assist with any questions or concerns you may have about returning your refurbished networking equipment. Our goal is to ensure a positive experience with Reboot IT, even if you decide to make a return.

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