The Skinny Network Tap is a completely unpowered network tap for wired Ethernet connections. Monitor network traffic to or from a wired target by simply plugging a monitoring computer into the transmit or receive port of the tap. The network tap can accommodate 10/100 Mbps connections as well as PoE devices. For gigabit devices, the Skinny Network Tap comes equipped with a single capacitor that is used to force gigabit devices to down shift to 10/100 Mbps mode. This allows your monitoring device to still be able to capture traffic from the appropriate port at the appropriate speed.