Dell PowerConnect 2716 16-Port Gigabit Web-Managed Switch - £101.05 delivered - HotUKDeals
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Not one for everybody but this currently has a hefty discount making it a bit of a bargain if you're looking for something more than a basic switch/hub can offer. Seem to remember it being a bit cheaper sometime last summer but it's the lowest price I've seen on it for some time so I've used it as an opportunity to step up to a Gigabit network.

The PowerConnect 2716 offers tremendous value by providing an unmanaged switch that turns into a web-managed switch with the push of a button. These switches are ideal for businesses, branch offices, schools and retail establishments with smaller network environments.
High-performance, Gigabit Ethernet solution
Delivers full wire-speed switching across all ports and web-managed features
Dell-designed switch ships as an unmanaged switch, but can be easily set up as a web-managed switch with the push of a button
16-port Gigabit Ethernet PowerConnect switch includes features not usually found on unmanaged LAN switches, such as integrated front panel LEDs and cable diagnostics
PowerConnect 2716 supports maximum switching capacity of 32 Gbps
Supports auto MDI/MDIX and auto-negotiation of speed, duplex and flow control
Easy web access to management features
Up to 64 industry-standard VLANs
Four priority queues for optimizing network traffic using industry standard quality-of-service capabilities
Port mirroring so that traffic flowing through one port can be mirrored to another port for intrusion detection and troubleshooting
Link aggregation for up to 6 groups supporting up to 4 ports in each group
Supports Virtual Cable Diagnostics by Marvell® to provide advanced troubleshooting capabilities for your cable infrastructure
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looks good but the link goes to a missing page, does that mean it's out of stock?

Edit: Yep, it's still there, the quick search number for it is 305 - PC2716. If I knew enough about how to set one of these things up I would go for it. How much different is it from a standard ADSL2+ combined router/firewall modem? can the two be combined? Would I need other equipment too? /newbie mode

Could save an extra 5% by going through quidco too

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Hmmm, link was working before but now seems broken. Have changed it to link straight to the 'Customise your Dell system' page for the switch rather than the proudct information page, hopefully that will work!
[QUOTE=lockdown;1486309 If I knew enough about how to set one of these things up I would go for it. How much different is it from a standard ADSL2+ combined router/firewall modem? can the two be combined? Would I need other equipment too? /newbie mode

I have one of these and they can be very easy to set up. It is essentially just a hub that will allow highbandwidth transfers between your home computers. It doesnt do any modem or firewall stuff so you will still need what you have to manage the internet connection. It can be used in two ways, unmanaged or managed. For the unmanaged use, just plug in your devices and it will work at gigabit speeds, or for managed, you need to configure it via a web interface. Frankly unless you know why you would want to manage it, you dont need it (IP address management, VLAN, QoS etc).

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Hrmm... I don't think this is a fantastic price. This switch is *always* on offer. I got mine over a year ago for about £76 delivered (I remember they were up for £59 +VAT on the site).

Anyway, it's a reasonable switch, but administering it is a nightmare. The interface is slow, buggy (only works in IE here), and sometimes times out.

I tried a newer model recently - an HP ProCurve 1800-8G - and it's much better. The only problem is that it only has 8 ports, and they don't do a 16 port model. It's also quite a bit more pricey than the Dell.

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