I am replacing the weird little neon hunk of plastic that I think is a network switch...but the Mandarin confuses me......with a solid linksys switch I ordered from newegg. Thanks to everyone that helped donate!
I think the switch was by far the "weakest" point in the network setup, and most likely to fail next. So this is a good upgrade.
A switch should take less than a minute to install so I am not bothering with an RW intercom message. But posting this here just in case I blow something up and the site stays down longer than expected.
After this just need to get some automatic/remote server monitoring hardware and we will be set!