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D-Link 5 Port Gigabit Switch - £24.68 delivered + 2.5% Quidco
D-Link 5 Port Gigabit Switch - £24.68 delivered  + 2.5% Quidco

D-Link 5 Port Gigabit Switch - £24.68 delivered + 2.5% Quidco

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Cheapest gigabit switch I can find, this one also has the benefit of being a "green" switch.

I though at first this meant it was made from sustainable sources but it turns out that it turns off ports when they're not being used, and also, if a device is physically nearer (i.e. a shorter distance away) it uses less power to transmit the signal as full power is not nearer.

Add world of warcraft cd for 99p to get free delivery and use the yawaug08 code to get 5% off and 2.5% quidco = £24.07after quidco.

Good deal for a gigabit switch, I cant find any cheaper ones around at the mo!

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Original Poster

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I have a 10/100 router, if i connect this switch does it makes any difference transfering files on the network.

saayinla;2747548

I have a 10/100 router, if i connect this switch does it makes any … I have a 10/100 router, if i connect this switch does it makes any difference transfering files on the network.



If all machines have Gigabit network cards and you connect them all to the switch and then just run one cable from the switch to the router's switch then yes - internal file transfers will be faster.

Kiltox;2747589

If all machines have Gigabit network cards and you connect them all to … If all machines have Gigabit network cards and you connect them all to the switch and then just run one cable from the switch to the router's switch then yes - internal file transfers will be faster.



reason is, i want to stream HD rip files from my PC to the SOny PS3 which i believe is a gigabit ethernet as well and my host pc which has the file is a gigabit ethernet has well.

Don't you also need CAT5e or CAT6 cabling to achieve gigabit throughput ?

saayinla;2747660

reason is, i want to stream HD rip files from my PC to the SOny PS3 which … reason is, i want to stream HD rip files from my PC to the SOny PS3 which i believe is a gigabit ethernet as well and my host pc which has the file is a gigabit ethernet has well.


Are you having problems streaming HD video using 100Mbit Ethernet? That is usually classed as being able to handle HD video easily unless you have a very busy network!

bristoluk;2748006

Don't you also need CAT5e or CAT6 cabling to achieve gigabit throughput ?



The good news is NO - it's a luxury if your cabling is labelled as 5e or 6 but it shouldn't be necessary, especially for regular domestic lengths.

en.wikipedia.org/wik…ble

bristoluk;2748006

Don't you also need CAT5e or CAT6 cabling to achieve gigabit throughput ?


depends on the length of cable. cat5 will be fine for the distances most people will run it at, but if buying new cable then cat5e would be the best choice - it's almost the same cost as cat5 anyway.

edit: bah, someone has already said. you got an answer twice. :>

you can get gb switches below £20...
dont be pulled in by this green rubbish, companies jumping on the wagon to sell more products, whats funny is people will stop using thier perfectly good switches to buy one of these to be "green". lol.
Its a 5watt's max powered device... the green points are not even worth talking about.
If you need a new switch, concider it, but i hope no one goes replacing swtiches just to go "green". lol.

You can get an 8 port gigabit switch at Dixons for £25 delivered - see ]here

Agharta;2748085

Are you having problems streaming HD video using 100Mbit Ethernet? That … Are you having problems streaming HD video using 100Mbit Ethernet? That is usually classed as being able to handle HD video easily unless you have a very busy network!



No my network is not very busy, But i learnt you cannot forward or remind HD VOB files on the PS3, so i was thinking maybe this might improve it.

Original Poster

Chris206;2748373

you can get gb switches below £20...



Well in the spirit of hotukdeals, care to post any links? With delivery?

I did...


Im not suggesting anyone will replace a perfectly good switch, but as far as I can see this is the cheapest gig switch that you can get delivered at the mo (the green thing is just a bonus). If there are any cheaper then id love to see them, because I want to buy one!

badger2007;2748786

You can get an 8 port gigabit switch at Dixons for £25 delivered - see … You can get an 8 port gigabit switch at Dixons for £25 delivered - see ]here



Out of stock.....

Don't expect a cheap switch to have the hardware to shift anything near 1GBit/second. Most won't have fast enough switching hardware, a few years back when gigabit first came out some of the gigabit switches on the market were no faster than 100 meg ethernet switches.

centaurandrew;2749166

Out of stock.....



Was in stock when I posted - someone must have bought one!

£23.77 for a Netgear FS105 Prosafe 5 Port Fast Ethernet Unmanaged Switch . Free delivery with Amazon

amazon.co.uk/Net…e_4

Original Poster

Gavster2002;2750888

£23.77 for a Netgear FS105 Prosafe 5 Port Fast Ethernet Unmanaged Switch … £23.77 for a Netgear FS105 Prosafe 5 Port Fast Ethernet Unmanaged Switch . Free delivery with Amazonhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Netgear-Prosafe-Ethernet-Unmanaged-Switch/dp/B00009015U/ref=pd_sbs_ce_4



Congratulations for missing the point of the post.

FAST ethernet = 100Mbps.

GIGABIT ethernet = 1000 Mbps.

Your deal is cold because fast ethernet switches can now be had for £7.99 - hotukdeals.com/ite…wi/
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