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is this a good gigabit switch?

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/NETGEAR-GS305-100UKS-Gigabit-Ethernet-Wallmount/dp/B00TV4A96Q/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1484273812&sr=1-2&keywords=NETGEAR+5-Port+Gigabit Read More
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3m, 1w agoPosted 3 months, 1 week ago
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Thanks every1 I ordered the NETGEAR GS305-100UKS 5-Port Gigabit Metal Ethernet Desktop/Wallmount Switch @ £11.99 for the office (2 laptops, 1 desktop & smart TV)

&

NETGEAR GS308-100UKS 8 Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop/Wallmount Switch @ £21.48 for the living room (Smart TV, TIVO BOX, Fire 4K, XBox, PS4, Media Center, + 1 Spare)

Thanks to every 1 for their input!!

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#1
Any recommendations is greatly welcomed??

Thanks in advance
#5
I've got the 8 port version and had no problem, used for connecting smart tv, ps3, apple tv and access point for my wireless network.
#6
Kevlar Engineer
Any recommendations is greatly welcomed??
Thanks in advance
Netgear provide good networking equipment, make sure you plan for expansion as when i went for a 5 port.. i had to buy an 8 few months down the line!

i would recommend the one you have linked.

Edited By: jackvdbuk on Jan 13, 2017 08:26
#7
Netgear Zyxel/TP-Link/Belkin/Tenda....it's a cheapo unmanaged network switch...Just buy the one that is cheapest.as at this level of networking equipment there is no difference
#8
Uridium
Netgear Zyxel/TP-Link/Belkin/Tenda....it's a cheapo unmanaged network switch...Just buy the one that is cheapest.as at this level of networking equipment there is no difference


i would say buy whatever your router supports. if your router supports gigabit Ethernet connection then buy a gigabit switch . if it doesn't kind of a waste but you can plan to future proof . also if you can find out if your devices support gigabit Ethernet . most new devices should do . I don't think the ps4 (original) does due to the lack of download/upload speed compared to other devices I have in my house .
#9
Thanks every1 I ordered the NETGEAR GS305-100UKS 5-Port Gigabit Metal Ethernet Desktop/Wallmount Switch @ £11.99 for the office (2 laptops, 1 desktop & smart TV)

&

NETGEAR GS308-100UKS 8 Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop/Wallmount Switch @ £21.48 for the living room (Smart TV, TIVO BOX, Fire 4K, XBox, PS4, Media Center, + 1 Spare)

Thanks to every 1 for their input!!
#10
HammadKhalil
Uridium
Netgear Zyxel/TP-Link/Belkin/Tenda....it's a cheapo unmanaged network switch...Just buy the one that is cheapest.as at this level of networking equipment there is no difference
i would say buy whatever your router supports. if your router supports gigabit Ethernet connection then buy a gigabit switch . if it doesn't kind of a waste but you can plan to future proof . also if you can find out if your devices support gigabit Ethernet . most new devices should do . I don't think the ps4 (original) does due to the lack of download/upload speed compared to other devices I have in my house .

Thanks my router does support Gigabit Ethernet, just rewiring my house upgrading all cables to cat. 7
#11
Kevlar Engineer
HammadKhalil
Uridium
Netgear Zyxel/TP-Link/Belkin/Tenda....it's a cheapo unmanaged network switch...Just buy the one that is cheapest.as at this level of networking equipment there is no difference
i would say buy whatever your router supports. if your router supports gigabit Ethernet connection then buy a gigabit switch . if it doesn't kind of a waste but you can plan to future proof . also if you can find out if your devices support gigabit Ethernet . most new devices should do . I don't think the ps4 (original) does due to the lack of download/upload speed compared to other devices I have in my house .
Thanks my router does support Gigabit Ethernet, just rewiring my house upgrading all cables to cat. 7

Why did you go for CAT 7 over CAT 5E/6A or are you running patch leads instead of solid cable runs ? :)
#12
kester76
Kevlar Engineer
HammadKhalil
Uridium
Netgear Zyxel/TP-Link/Belkin/Tenda....it's a cheapo unmanaged network switch...Just buy the one that is cheapest.as at this level of networking equipment there is no difference
i would say buy whatever your router supports. if your router supports gigabit Ethernet connection then buy a gigabit switch . if it doesn't kind of a waste but you can plan to future proof . also if you can find out if your devices support gigabit Ethernet . most new devices should do . I don't think the ps4 (original) does due to the lack of download/upload speed compared to other devices I have in my house .
Thanks my router does support Gigabit Ethernet, just rewiring my house upgrading all cables to cat. 7
Why did you go for CAT 7 over CAT 5E/6A or are you running patch leads instead of solid cable runs ? :)


Cat7A Shielded Solid LSZH for long runs, and cat7 patch cables from wall plates to devices. Thanks
#13
Kevlar Engineer
kester76
Kevlar Engineer
HammadKhalil
Uridium
Netgear Zyxel/TP-Link/Belkin/Tenda....it's a cheapo unmanaged network switch...Just buy the one that is cheapest.as at this level of networking equipment there is no difference
i would say buy whatever your router supports. if your router supports gigabit Ethernet connection then buy a gigabit switch . if it doesn't kind of a waste but you can plan to future proof . also if you can find out if your devices support gigabit Ethernet . most new devices should do . I don't think the ps4 (original) does due to the lack of download/upload speed compared to other devices I have in my house .
Thanks my router does support Gigabit Ethernet, just rewiring my house upgrading all cables to cat. 7
Why did you go for CAT 7 over CAT 5E/6A or are you running patch leads instead of solid cable runs ? :)
Cat7A Shielded Solid LSZH for long runs, and cat7 patch cables from wall plates to devices. Thanks
It's a real big bend radius on solid cat 7 like 35mm.

Edited By: kester76 on Jan 14, 2017 03:30

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