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Previously posted at £33.09, now £28.99 - very cheap and great reviews. I've just built a media server so this will be perfect to achieve GE speeds for streaming my media across the house! Usually don't even see this price for the 5 port (GS605)!

£40.95 @ Amazon UK
£49.99 @ Ebuyer

+ 3% Quidco too

£ 28.99 Inc. VAT
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£ 7.50
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#1
Not going to vote hot or cold, but why would you buy an unmanaged switch when you can buy a web-managed one for much the same price?

http://linitx.com/viewproduct.php?prodid=12851

Granted this has fewer ports, but I'd far rather have the flexibility that a managed device gives me.
#2
jasejames
Not going to vote hot or cold, but why would you buy an unmanaged switch when you can buy a web-managed one for much the same price?


The one you linked to comes to £41.97 by the time you a a power supply, shipping & vat.

The pixmania one does not include shipping of £4.10 but I would rather the extra ports than the management that most home users would never require.
#3
I ordered one last time this was posted, still not received it. I should have known better than to buy from Pixmania, one of the least reliable retailers out there. Two weeks to (not) deliver an 8-port switch.

Go to Scan and get and Edimax or Zyxel.

BTW that managed switch looks interesting, never seen one at that price level before, but overkill for most consumers.

Edited By: bytemaster on Sep 18, 2010 16:22: edit
#4
jasejames
Not going to vote hot or cold, but why would you buy an unmanaged switch when you can buy a web-managed one for much the same price?http://linitx.com/viewproduct.php?prodid=12851Granted this has fewer ports, but I'd far rather have the flexibility that a managed device gives me.

Because domestically most people don't need a managed switch.
banned#5
shipping on top so unfair price comparison, amazon price is delivered, this will probably also have an eu adapter and converter, avoid pixmania like the plague
banned#6
jasejames
Not going to vote hot or cold, but why would you buy an unmanaged switch when you can buy a web-managed one for much the same price?http://linitx.com/viewproduct.php?prodid=12851Granted this has fewer ports, but I'd far rather have the flexibility that a managed device gives me.

bit daft comparing this with a 5 port, 5 port gigabit switches can be got for under £20 these days
#7
Still for sale (just ordered one). Why has it expired?
#8
Uridium


Because domestically most people don't need a managed switch.


I beg to differ.

People might *think* they don't need a managed switch, but that isn't the case in reality. I've seen a number of cases where unmanaged switches have failed to negotiate gig speeds, and worse, duplex settings. Very common, and then speed suffers. These folks will then either blame the switch and buy another one, or blame some other part of the system.

Some level of manageability is important IMO -- and the switch I quoted is 50% less expensive than most other small managed devices on the market.
#9
never seen a managed switch at that price, deffo interested.


jasejames
Not going to vote hot or cold, but why would you buy an unmanaged switch when you can buy a web-managed one for much the same price?

http://linitx.com/viewproduct.php?prodid=12851


Granted this has fewer ports, but I'd far rather have the flexibility that a managed device gives me.
#10
you have to pay for power supply :( on the Linkit managed switch and with delivery its £41


fizz
never seen a managed switch at that price, deffo interested.


jasejames
Not going to vote hot or cold, but why would you buy an unmanaged switch when you can buy a web-managed one for much the same price?
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http://linitx.com/viewproduct.php?prodid=12851


Granted this has fewer ports, but I'd far rather have the flexibility that a managed device gives me.
#11
Well my quidco has tracked for this and quite bizarrely is tracking at £24 and showing the transaction amount as zero. Will rock if I get £24 back on a £28 pound product. :)
#12
I think you should put the delivery price of £7.50 on to the price quoted as it's a bit misleading.
#13
Total for me inc. delivery was £33.09?
#14
fizz
you have to pay for power supply :( on the Linkit managed switch and with delivery its £41


In fairness you have to pay for delivery on this one so the price is still within £8 of the Netgear here.

And you do not *have* to buy the PSU -- any 1A DC power supply between 9 and 24V will power it.

It's horses for courses. These switches are amazing VFM IMO, and the 750G (a gigabit firewall/router/switch with more features than a lot of boxes costing 2 grand) is even more so.

The Netgear is a decent enough switch for the money though.
#15
-BA-
Total for me inc. delivery was £33.09?


I hadn't popped it in basket just went on postage stated on link. Doesn't this make it the same price as the previous thread alluded to in the OP?

Btw, I have one of these and it's been excellent ...so far.
#16
just had a quick look around google the Linkit managed looks like a good piece of kit, wanted something for my PS3 but also something that i can play with and learn networking. The 750G only has OS4 whilst the 450G comes with OS5 is it better to go with 450G? What is the major diff between 450G and 750G, i know very little about switches. I almost bought an edimax 8 port http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/8-Port-Edimax-ES-5800G-10-100-1000-Ethernet-Gigabit-Environmental-Friendly-Switch from scan last week and the backed out to reconsider.
jasejames
fizz
you have to pay for power supply :( on the Linkit managed switch and with delivery its £41


In fairness you have to pay for delivery on this one so the price is still within £8 of the Netgear here.

And you do not *have* to buy the PSU -- any 1A DC power supply between 9 and 24V will power it.

It's horses for courses. These switches are amazing VFM IMO, and the 750G (a gigabit firewall/router/switch with more features than a lot of boxes costing 2 grand) is even more so.

The Netgear is a decent enough switch for the money though.
#17
TBH you won't notice much difference between the two licence levels, it's all down to how many tunnels they'll support concurrently etc.

The main difference between the 750G and 450G is the way the systems are packaged. The OS is identical, and the speeds are very similar. The 450G is a "traditional" MikroTik product, in that it comes as a kit that WISPs use however they choose. It also has a micro-SD adapter for expansion and a console port for management. It also comes in a metal case. None of these are strictly required in a home environment, so the 750G is a cheaper system for users who don't require the above.

The 750G is a great little device for learning -- you get Linux IPTables-based firewalling, switching, routing including every open protocol known to man, VPNs of all description, you can turn your home wifi into a hotspot etc. Obviously it's not much good for learning Cisco IOS (as it has its own language) but for learning the principles it's fantastic.

Edited By: jasejames on Sep 20, 2010 21:13: v
#18
Thnx for the information,appreciated. will deffo consider these.

jasejames
TBH you won't notice much difference between the two licence levels, it's all down to how many tunnels they'll support concurrently etc.

The main difference between the 750G and 450G is the way the systems are packaged. The OS is identical, and the speeds are very similar. The 450G is a "traditional" MikroTik product, in that it comes as a kit that WISPs use however they choose. It also has a micro-SD adapter for expansion and a console port for management. It also comes in a metal case. None of these are strictly required in a home environment, so the 750G is a cheaper system for users who don't require the above.

The 750G is a great little device for learning -- you get Linux IPTables-based firewalling, switching, routing including every open protocol known to man, VPNs of all description, you can turn your home wifi into a hotspot etc. Obviously it's not much good for learning Cisco IOS (as it has its own language) but for learning the principles it's fantastic.
#19
Anybody received theirs yet? Mine supposedly shipped last Friday, but no sign of it yet. They do say it can take 5-10 days from posting for me to get it. Do they send it out with a bloke on a push-bike?

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