So, I just got an Ethernet switch for my dorm room so I could connect more than one device to Ethernet (Darn college dorm with only one Ethernet port...). I got a Netgear GS108Tv2, and yes, I know it's a bit overkill for a dorm room, but I'm kinda the king of overkill... Right now, I've got my laptop, AV receiver, desktop, raspberry pi, and smart TV connected, and it works just fine. I have a couple of ideas on what to use the switch for, but I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions on interesting projects I could use the switch for.
My ideas right now are to set up my desktop and my pi as a NAS and a Snort intrusion detection system, respectively, since I'm not using them for much of anything right now.
So anyway, that's my situation, and I'd like to know if anyone has any other things I might do in order to learn more about the switch and network management.