Multi Gigabit Business Switch 

Buffalo’s BS-MP20 Series of Entry-Level Unmanaged 10GbE Network Switches Which Supports the 802.3bz IEEE Standard Is The Perfect Scalable Solution to 10GbE Networking.  Position your business for improved performance and efficiency.


Our new high-speed multi-gigabit switches are designed to be easy to install and provide 5x increased bandwidth over existing 1GbE infrastructure while planning future network improvements. Plug and play installation with reliability and power efficiency.



BS-MP20 Series

The BS-MP20 is a multi gigabit business switch built upon the 802.3bz standard, which positions small businesses to maximize current network infrastructure while preparing them for later transition to 10GbE.  Plug in your network-ready device and the BS-XP20 will automatically configure the proper connection. The primary advantage of the 802.3bz standard is the flexibility to support 2.5, 5 and 10GBASE-T networks through the same switch. The BS-XP20 series includes 8 and 12 port models.

IEEE802.3bz - Value in Flexibility for Present and Future Needs

Small businesses are positioned to maximize current network infrastructure while preparing them for later transition to 10GbE.  The primary advantage of the 802.3bz standard is the flexibility to support 2.5, 5 and 10GBASE-T networks through the same switch. View the full study here.

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Most small businesses have existing network infrastructure that will not support 10GbE requirements.  BS-MP20 allows these businesses to achieve faster through put at 2.5 and 5GbE with basic Cat 5e cabling.  By using the intermediate speeds supported in BS-MP20 businesses can take advantage of up to 5x increased bandwidth over existing 1GbE infrastructure while planning future network improvements.

10GbE – it’s not just for large business

Until recently, 10GbE networking was considered a good solution for large business, but too expensive and overkill for small- and medium-sized businesses.  But SMBs are experiencing many of the same trends as enterprises that result in constantly increasing amounts of data.  These trends include:

  • The growth in the size and complexity of computer applications run by modern businesses
  • The need to operate both wired and wireless networks
  • The convergence of video, voice and data media
  • More users with more devices like smart phones and tablets in addition to a desktop or laptop.

The resulting growth in data, and lower-cost products for 10GbE, means that SMBs can now benefit from 10GbE networking.  So you can improve employee productivity by eliminating network bottlenecks and delivering faster speeds.  10GbE networking can also:

  • Consolidate hardware devices into a smaller space, reducing the amount of room required for network equipment
  • Be more energy efficient, lowering utility costs
  • And perhaps best of all, be more cost-effective due to lower per-port costs than older network gear.

Our 10GbE switch solutions can deliver those benefits to your SMB, let us show you how!

Our goal – make technology painless for customers

We know that information technology can seem confusing and difficult.  At Buffalo, we work to make technology as painless as possible.  This starts with understanding the needs and desires of SMB customers, so we can design products that align with your requirements.

We also recognize that not every business is blessed with a full-time IT manager.  So we are happy to help you in selecting the perfect solution for your business.  Our products are designed to be easy to install and manage, but if you need help, our North American-based technical support is available 24/7 to help with any questions.

We build our switches to be problem-free and we back it up with a lifetime warranty*.  Lifetime.  As in eight, nine, ten or more years.

Buffalo will work with you to make technology understandable and simplify the mystery that can be behind IT.  We’re easy to reach and are ready to serve you in the role of a consultative partner.  Give us a call – we look forward to helping you make the right technology decisions for your business.

*Requires product registration within 90 days of purchase.

Copper - The attainable entrance to 10GbE

We know businesses and institutions will continue to integrate 10GbE into their networks and copper the cost effective way to attain this networking. Below is a chart showing why Buffalo implements the copper method in its 10GbE devices over the traditional fiber.

View our full copper and fiber discussion here.

Easy installation

The BS-MP20 series utilizes Auto-MDIX (okay, here goes – automatic medium-dependent interface crossover), which means that every port on the switch will automatically detect the type of Ethernet cable being used, and configure the port to the correct configuration.  This eliminates the need to identify and manually set up the connections on your switch.

Our easy install promise goes further.  The BS-MP20 series easily mounts in a rack, on a wall, or on desktop.  We go so far as to include the necessary sliding rails, screws and rubber feet with all models.

Last but not least, the BS-MP20 series is designed with an internal power supply, which eliminates streamlines cable management

Energy efficiency means lower utility costs

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Buffalo switches are designed to be energy efficient in order to help control your utility costs.  This includes designing to the IEEE 802.3az standard, also called Green Ethernet.  The 802.3az standard is very effective in reducing the total power consumed per port.  It also is very effective with edge devices (like your desktops and laptops) and can save significant amounts of power when those devices are also 802.3az-compliant.

The 802.3az standard also stipulates that the switch monitors the activity status of each port and only provides power to those ports that have a connected device that is powered on.  The switch places ports in sleep mode when no information is being sent or received.

Not only that, but the length of each cable connected to each port is detected and the amount of power that is supplied is adjusted accordingly.  Tricky business, but all of these features can add up to real savings over traditional savings.



Number of Ports BS-MP2008:8x 10GBASE-T
BS-MP2012:12x 10GBASE-T


Switching Capacity

BS-MP2008: 160 Gbps
BS-MP2012: 240 Gbps

Buffer Memory BS-MP2008: 2 MB
BS-MP2012: 2 MB


Power BS-MP2008: Internal AC 100-240V, 50/60 Hz
BS-MP2012: Internal AC 100-240V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption BS-MP2008: Max 38W
BS-MP2012: Max 50W
Operating Temperature BS-MP2008: 32° - 122°F (0° - 50°C)
BS-MP2012: 32° - 122°F (0° - 50°C)
Operating Humidity BS-MP2008: 10 - 85% non-condensing
BS-MP2012: 10 - 85% non-condensing


Unit Dimensions (LxWxH) BS-MP2008: 9.06 x 12.99 x 1.73 in
BS-MP2012: 9.06 x 12.99 x 1.73 in
Unit Weight BS-MP2008: 5.29 lbs
BS-MP2012: 5.67 lbs
Package Dimensions (LxWxH) BS-MP2008: 11.97 x 15.98 x 4.17 in
BS-MP2012: 11.97 x 15.98 x 4.17 in
Package Weight BS-MP2008: 7.05 lbs
BS-MP2012: 7.72 lbs


IEEE802.3ab (1000BASE-T),IEEE802.3u (100BASE-TX), IEEE802.3az EEE Idlingstop, Auto-MDIX
Flow Control IEEE802.3x
Connector RJ-45 8-pin connector


Data Transfer Rates 10Gbps (10GBASE-T), 5Gbps (5GBASE-T), 2.5Gbps (2.5GBASE-T), 1000Mbps (1000BASE-T), 100Mbps (100BASE-TX)
Switching Method Store and forward
Jumbo Frame JumboFrame9, 216 Bytes (14 byte header + 4 byte FCS inclusive)
Transfer Encryption Method DSQ128 (10GBASE-T), 8B1Q4/4D-PAM5 (1000 BASE-T), 4B5B/MLT-3 (100 BASE-TX)
MAC Address Table 16,000 (Self Learning)
Aging Time 300 seconds


Other Functions QoS (IEEE802.1p/ COS/ TOS/ DSCP), Loop Prevention, Multiple VLAN, VLAN tagging, Port Trunking, Port Mirroring, IGMP 
Snooping v1/v2/v3, IGMP querier, DHCP client


Acquired Standards VCCI ClassA, FCC/IC ClassA, UL, CE, CB


Optional SFP Modules SFP not compatible
Compatible Cables 10GBASE-T: Category 6a or higher
1000BASE-T/2.5GBASE-T/5GBASE-T: Category 5e or higher
100BASE-TX: 5 or more category


Box Contents Multi-Port Gigabit Switch, Power Cable, Rubber feet, 19-inch rack brackets, Bracket screws, Rack immobilization screws, Serial Number stickers, Manual, Warranty Statement


Easy plug-and-play 5GbE speeds for enthusiasts
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    File Size Post Date Version OS Support Notes
2018-22-05 Firmware update for BS-MP2000 series 10GbE switches.


    File Size Post Date Version OS Support Notes
2017-29-03 Manuals and Quick Start Guide for BS-MP2008
2017-29-03 Manuals and Quick Start Guide for BS-MP2012
2018-22-05 Readme for BS-MP2000 series switch firmware update


    File Size Post Date Version OS Support Notes
2018-09-01 2.1.0 Windows Configuration Tool for Web Managed Switches
2018-01-06 Windows Download page for the Buffalo Network QuickView software.


8-Port 10 Gigabit Switch

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12-Port 10 Gigabit Switch

  • - 12

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