On Networks 5 Port Gigabit Network Ethernet Switch - £8.99 - eBuyer (8 Port - £12.99) - HotUKDeals
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Expand your network and connect up to five wired devices with wired Ethernet speed of up to 1000Mbps. The switch features easy plug and play connection, five gigabit Ethernet auto-sensing ports and auto-power down mode which save energy on unused ports. Perfect for adding computers, printers or network storage.

Key Features
Gigabit Ethernet Speed
Auto-power down saves energy on unused ports
Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet for optimal power savings
Package Includes
5-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch (DSG005)
Power adapter
Installation Guide
Standards
IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet
IEEE 802.3i 10BASE-T Ethernet
IEEE 802.3x Flow Control
IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
Network Interface
RJ-45 connector for 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX and 1000BASE-T Ethernet interface
Power and Power Consumption
Power: 12W and 12V @ 1ADC input
Power consumption: 3.56W (max)
Physical Specifications
Dimensions: 127 x 87 x 29 mm (5.0 x 3.43 x 1.14 in)
Weight: 0.15kg (0.33 lbs)
Operating temperature: 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
Operating humidity: 90% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing
Warranty
Limited 1 year warranty minimum or longer if provided by law. Plus 90-day basic customer support. Please visit http://www.on-networks.com/warranty for warranty and support details in your region.
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[HUKD Deal Editor]#1
#2
I bought this 5 port one recently and it works a treat. Just wondering what improvements this one would have over it to justify the extra cost?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-SF1005D-100Mbps-Unmanaged-Desktop/dp/B000FNFSPY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404387810&sr=8-1&keywords=network+switch
1 Like #3
dean_brfc
I bought this 5 port one recently and it works a treat. Just wondering what improvements this one would have over it to justify the extra cost?

These have throughput of up to 1000Mbps where as the one you linked has a max of 100Mbps - in real terms, this means that files etc can transfer quicker on this one.

Depending on how you use your network, the noticeable difference could be negligible for the extra couple of quid, on the other hand,for people buying new, for the sake of a few quid more, this is worth getting.
#4
h0dgy
dean_brfc
I bought this 5 port one recently and it works a treat. Just wondering what improvements this one would have over it to justify the extra cost?

These have throughput of up to 1000Mbps where as the one you linked has a max of 100Mbps - in real terms, this means that files etc can transfer quicker on this one.

Depending on how you use your network, the noticeable difference could be negligible for the extra couple of quid, on the other hand,for people buying new, for the sake of a few quid more, this is worth getting.

Ah ok. I guess it would also depend on what router this is connected to? I've got an old Netgear one so I'm pretty sure that will be limited to 100mbps too.
#5
dean_brfc
[quote=h0dgy] [quote=dean_brfc] Ah ok. I guess it would also depend on what router this is connected to? I've got an old Netgear one so I'm pretty sure that will be limited to 100mbps too.

Yep you've got it! So yeah, definitely not worth the extra in your case, so no buyers remorse!! :)
#6
is the 8 port any good?

wonder how this will do with a bt hub 3?
1 Like #7
godzillafan
is the 8 port any good? wonder how this will do with a bt hub 3?

Just plug all your local devices into the Gigabit switch
and connect the switch to the #4 Gigabit port on the BT Home Hub 3.

All the traffic between your local devices will then be at their peak rate 10/100/1000
and any traffic needing the Hub's router/Internet will pass at 1000 to the Hub to then go down to your Internet connection speed.
1 Like #8
If you have a NAS box for example, and use it to stream films to a media centre, I find the gigabit switch made a big difference. Not in the streaming itself, but in the responsiveness of the fast forwarding / rewinding etc. Maybe not enough for most people to justify an upgrade.

However, maybe your ISP will do what mine recently did and swap your Internet connection from 5mbps to 100+mbps in which case you don't want your switch becoming your bottleneck :)
#9
Could I use 2 8 ports to get 16.
1 Like #10
pKaTz
Could I use 2 8 ports to get 16.
No, because you'd need a cable to link them, so you'd only end up with 14, or in fact 13 for devices once you've linked it to your modem/router. But other than that, yes, no reason you can't use two of them.

I was very tempted by this, but in the end decided to hold out for a better-known make such as Netgear or TPLink. Not saying there's anything wrong with these, but network issues can be tricky to diagnose and I'd rather not have to worry about a cheap switch.
#11
pKaTz
Could I use 2 8 ports to get 16.

Just be very careful not to connect them in a loop, or you'll lose everything until the loop is removed :)
#12
Dodge62
pKaTz
Could I use 2 8 ports to get 16.
No, because you'd need a cable to link them, so you'd only end up with 14, or in fact 13 for devices once you've linked it to your modem/router. But other than that, yes, no reason you can't use two of them.

I was very tempted by this, but in the end decided to hold out for a better-known make such as Netgear or TPLink. Not saying there's anything wrong with these, but network issues can be tricky to diagnose and I'd rather not have to worry about a cheap switch.

On Networks is actually Netgear.
#13
Could I plug one of these into a zyxel nsa310 to connect printers via network port on printer then access online?
#14
I have a home plug (the thing that uses the house electrical wiring) to give me wired access to my bt home hub as wireless doesn't reach through the solid walls of my house. I share that connection between my sky box/TV/PC by moving the cable around.

Could I use this to give each of then a connection of their own?

Advice much appreciated!
#15
Yes, that's the main purpose of these switches. Will work fine with the homeplug too.
#16
I have a question guys. what does this really do?
??
#17
turns one ethernet connection into many
#18
JulesDevon
I have a home plug (the thing that uses the house electrical wiring) to give me wired access to my bt home hub as wireless doesn't reach through the solid walls of my house. I share that connection between my sky box/TV/PC by moving the cable around.

Could I use this to give each of then a connection of their own?

Advice much appreciated!

Yes, just connect it to your home plug and then you will have either 4 or 7 output ports (depending on model you buy) for connecting your sky box/TV/PC etc to.
#19
warlock09
I have a question guys. what does this really do?
??

It's all in the name:


5 Port Gigabit Network Ethernet Switch

5 Port; it has 5 Ports (sockets into which plugs can be inserted)
Gigabit; it can transfer upto 1 Gigabit of data per second.
Network; It's for networking computers together
Ethernet; An umbrella term used to describe the standards to which almost all modern computer networking devices comply.
Switch; short-hand name for a Switched Hub.
-- Switched; refers to the routing of the network traffic; instead of simply being re-transmitted to all ports, the traffic is routed to the port that leads to its intended recipient.
-- Hub; has precisely the same meaning as in other networking uses (e.g. transport hub). "a center around which other things revolve or from which they radiate"



Edited By: TehJumpingJawa on Jul 03, 2014 19:48
#20
undertherock7442
On Networks is actually Netgear.

Ah, didn't know that - thanks! I've ordered the 8-port one. The 5-port would be just enough (assuming one of the five is for uplink) but seems silly not to have spare capacity for four quid more.

Shame Amazon haven't price matched.
#21
Ordered 4 of these & 8 500mbps TP-Link Home AV Plugs for £18 a piece
#22
Poor reviews
#23
spacedog
Poor reviews
That's not very helpful - poor reviews where?

The only reviews I can find from the UK are where somone complains about a whistling power supply. On the US NewEgg site, there are a bunch of reviews, almost all positive. The 8-port one gets slightly less positive reviews, but the results are skewed by a couple that died - not really surprising for a cheap consumer-grade item given the numbers a place like NewEgg would shift.

Edited By: Dodge62 on Jul 04, 2014 14:59: more info
#24
My 8-port one arrived today. Seems good - I'm seeing 160mbps download through Virgin on the downstairs PC - previously it was limited to about 60mbps due to the old 100mb switch. The lad will have to stop using that as an excuse as to why he gets beaten at online games (like 60mb is REALLY slow, right? I remember when I used to use a 1200 baud modem, blah, blah ... )

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