D-Link 8-port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Metal Housing Desktop Switch DGS-108/B - £23.95 inc delivery @ SCAN
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D-Link 8-port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Metal Housing Desktop Switch DGS-108/B - £23.95 inc delivery @ SCAN

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Found 25th Jan 2013
Been looking for a quality cheap gigabit switch for my home network.

Saw this today in the Sale at Scan. This is even cheaper than the equivalent 10/100 version on the site.

Price = £18.96 + £4.16 P&P
Total = £23.95

Effortless Gigabit Networking
With data transfer speeds of up to 2000 Mbps on Gigabit Ethernet, the D-Link DGS-108 8 Port Gigabit Switch is ideal for transferring files quickly. Featuring easy access front Ethernet ports with two colour LED indicators per port to quickly distinguish link status. The switch supports IEEE 802.1p QoS, which organizes and prioritizes time-sensitive and important data for efficient delivery, allowing for smooth streaming media, VoIP calling, and online gaming. Additionally the switch incorporates a Kensington Security Slot on the rear panel allowing users to securely fasten the unit to a table or desk.

• 8 Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch
• Plug-n-Play Installation
• Speeds Up to 10x Faster than 10/100 Ethernet
• Dlink Green Eco-Friendly Power Design
• IEEE 802.1P QoS Support for Superior Traffic Prioritization
• Intelligent cable diagnostics for efficient troubleshooting.
• Gigabit Ports for Incredible Wired Network Speeds
• High reliability with Rugged Metal Case and High MTBF

Manufacturer: D-Link
Network Protocols: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF): 2053751 hours
Network Ports: 8 x Gigabit
Max. Power Consumption: 4.5 W
Dimensions (WxHxD): 162 x 28 x 102 mm
Weight: 0.44 kg
Bandwidth: 16 Gbps

51 Comments

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This one for 4p...oops old price now a tenner if you don't need such speed lol
broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Sho…ing

Sorry to sound thick

So I can connect my Ethernet cable from my router to this Hub and then connect the other port. Into my TV , blue-ray and it should work correct

Thanks

£20.99 on amazon.

Oh no sorry. That's the tp-link version that's 20.99.

clubuk

Sorry to sound thickSo I can connect my Ethernet cable from my router to … Sorry to sound thickSo I can connect my Ethernet cable from my router to this Hub and then connect the other port. Into my TV , blue-ray and it should work correct Thanks



Correct

Original Poster

At the moment I'm using a 10/100 switch with all my devices connected, (well actually 2 of these switches). This bypasses the bottleneck of my router and keeps all local network traffic separate. The router still allocates IPs as neccesary to anything without a static IP etc and allows internet access, but local traffic runs a lot faster.

Switch ---> Router ---> Cable Modem
Edited by: "rob478" 25th Jan 2013

The speed will only be what your isp is delivering through to your router box !!! which means this hub will continue to deliver this Speed !!! Right

your internet speed will stay the same , its your devices that will be able to talk to each other faster

my hub will only do 10mb (megabytes file transfer to my nas drive if I bypass it I get 70)

Original Poster

clubuk

The speed will only be what your isp is delivering through to your router … The speed will only be what your isp is delivering through to your router box !!! which means this hub will continue to deliver this Speed !!! Right



Erm, no not really... You are right when you are talking about accessing the internet. You won't get gigabit speeds from your ISP.

When you are doing local file transfers, streaming etc then you will get gigabit speeds subject to using good quality cables and compatible network cards. Usually CAT5E or CAT6 cable is sufficient. Local traffic doesn't go through the router as it uses the switch/hub.

Nice one. I gave up trying to transform my redundant Virgin Wifi router into a wifi home network switch.

These are increadably useful, I use one of these to connect my homeplug to my PS3, Wii, TV and Sky box. Works a treat.

Great deal!!

If you only need 5 ports, this gigabit switch is only £16.49

amazon.co.uk/TP-…8-1

Have one of these and a TP-Link 5 port.
The build quality of the D-Link is much better. HOT

I currently just plug all my devices (Xbox 360, NAS, WD TV, Sonos and Sky) directly into my Sky router. (Well, Xbox 360 currently wireless due to there only being 4 ports on the router!)

Am I right in thinking I can just plug this switch into one socket of my Sky router, plugging my various devices into the switch, and I'd get a speedier local network, and still have internet access on all the devices?

Thanks!
Edited by: "evilskanker" 30th Jan 2013

looking for a 24 port gigabit switch any good deals for it ?

site is too slow, wont let me add to basket.
might just order the Amazon one instead, cheaper & with prime.

evilskanker

I currently just plug all my devices (Xbox 360, NAS, WD TV, Sonos and … I currently just plug all my devices (Xbox 360, NAS, WD TV, Sonos and Sky) directly into my Sky router. (Well, Xbox 360 currently wireless due to there only being 4 ports on the router!)Am I right in thinking I can just plug this switch into one socket of my Sky router, plugging my various devices into the switch, and I'd get a speedier local network, and still have internet access on all the devices?Thanks!


Not exactly. As far as I know, the sky router has no gigabit ports so that's the first downside (a gigabit port has 1000mbit speeds). Each port on your router outputs 100mbit/s . With a switch into one of those ports, that 100mbit will be shared between all the devices using it at any one time. So if your sky box and PC were using it. that 100mbit would be shared 50/50 between the 2 devices. So each device would be able to use 50mbit/s.

A switch like this will lower your network speed, but it allows you to connect more devices. If you have enough ports for all your devices; don't bother getting one of these as especially without any gigabit ports on the router, you could start to notice the slower speeds a switch will introduce.


But yeah - I spent almost this much on a 4 port one not too long ago... Quite dissapointed as I now find myself needing an extra port. So my desktop and TV have to share, switching the cables whenever I need to use the network on one instead of the other. Great price though
Edited by: "hero9989" 30th Jan 2013

As an owner of both TP link and D-Link switches, I know which 'd go for again in future...

D-Link all the way.

hero9989

Not exactly. As far as I know, the sky router has no gigabit ports so … Not exactly. As far as I know, the sky router has no gigabit ports so that's the first downside (a gigabit port has 1000mbit speeds). Each port on your router outputs 100mbit/s . With a switch into one of those ports, that 100mbit will be shared between all the devices using it at any one time. So if your sky box and PC were using it. that 100mbit would be shared 50/50 between the 2 devices. So each device would be able to use 50mbit/s. A switch like this will lower your network speed, but it allows you to connect more devices. If you have enough ports for all your devices; don't bother getting one of these as especially without any gigabit ports on the router, you could start to notice the slower speeds a switch will introduce.But yeah - I spent almost this much on a 4 port one not too long ago... Quite dissapointed as I now find myself needing an extra port. So my desktop and TV have to share, switching the cables whenever I need to use the network on one instead of the other. Great price though



Might be reading your reply wrong, but not understanding how having this will slow it down.

I connect everything I have to a gigabit switch at home, so all local traffic passes through that without ever touching my router. I'm guessing evilskanker intends to use it in the same way.

Nothing will improve your internet speed other than your ISP, but streaming from your NAS to your devices will can handle run at faster speeds. (Though it should be noted the Xbox 360 only has a fast/100Mb port, not gigabit)
Edited by: "homerj1977" 30th Jan 2013

homerj1977

Might be reading your reply wrong, but not understanding how having this … Might be reading your reply wrong, but not understanding how having this will slow it down.I connect everything I have to a gigabit switch at home, so all local traffic passes through that without ever touching my router. I'm guessing evilskanker intends to use it in the same way.Nothing will improve your internet speed other than your ISP, but streaming from your NAS to your devices will can handle run at faster speeds. (Though it should be noted the Xbox 360 only has a fast/100Mb port, not gigabit)



Thanks for both of your replies.

I understand it as if I connect all 5 devices to this switch and then my router to the switch, due to the fact my router only has 100Mb ports, each device will only get 20Mb. I assume that would only be the case if I was to be using all five devices at the same time?

Thanks for your help!

hero9989

Not exactly. As far as I know, the sky router has no gigabit ports so … Not exactly. As far as I know, the sky router has no gigabit ports so that's the first downside (a gigabit port has 1000mbit speeds). Each port on your router outputs 100mbit/s . With a switch into one of those ports, that 100mbit will be shared between all the devices using it at any one time. So if your sky box and PC were using it. that 100mbit would be shared 50/50 between the 2 devices. So each device would be able to use 50mbit/s. A switch like this will lower your network speed, but it allows you to connect more devices. If you have enough ports for all your devices; don't bother getting one of these as especially without any gigabit ports on the router, you could start to notice the slower speeds a switch will introduce.But yeah - I spent almost this much on a 4 port one not too long ago... Quite dissapointed as I now find myself needing an extra port. So my desktop and TV have to share, switching the cables whenever I need to use the network on one instead of the other. Great price though




10/100 modem/router
1x 8 port gigabit switch downstairs
1x 8 port gigabit switch upstairs

cat5e patch(eg short) cable from 10/100 modem router (port 1) to port 1 on 8 port gigabit switch (port 8 cat5e to upstairs 8 port gigabit switch)

Downstairs Gigabit switch hardware connected
port 2 pc1 10/100/1000
port 3 ps3 10/100/1000
port 4 / hp microserver 10/100/1000
port 5 LG N1T3 10/100/1000
port 6 Zyxel Nsa 310 10/100/1000
port 7 pc2 10/100/1000

upstairs various 10/100/1000 equipment eg ps3 / 3x pc's (xbox 360's are only 10/100)

each 10/100/1000 achieving gigabit speeds across the network
Edited by: "dontasciime" 30th Jan 2013

Thanks for both of your replies.I understand it as if I connect all 5 … Thanks for both of your replies.I understand it as if I connect all 5 devices to this switch and then my router to the switch, due to the fact my router only has 100Mb ports, each device will only get 20Mb. I assume that would only be the case if I was to be using all five devices at the same time? Thanks for your help!



Each device will try and use as much as it can if needed, if one device is only downloading something at 1Mb/s then there is 99Mb/s left for anything else. It all depends how fast your internet is too, if it's like <20Mb then it doesn't matter as this is slower than the internal network speed

Guessing I would be okay using two of these, was looking for one with more ports but could get two of these for cheaper?

chris_avfc

Guessing I would be okay using two of these, was looking for one with … Guessing I would be okay using two of these, was looking for one with more ports but could get two of these for cheaper?



effectively 14 port

Original Poster

Stu C

£20.99 including shipping at … £20.99 including shipping at BroadBandBuyer.http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/Reviews.asp?ProductID=12911



Looks like the price went up, now showing as:
£29.42
£2.99 P&P
Total £33.01

99x

Each device will try and use as much as it can if needed, if one device … Each device will try and use as much as it can if needed, if one device is only downloading something at 1Mb/s then there is 99Mb/s left for anything else. It all depends how fast your internet is too, if it's like <20Mb then it doesn't matter as this is slower than the internal network speed



Back in the days of the old hubs yes, but in a modern switch each port has the maximum speed available to it - being 1Gibabit

rob478

Looks like the price went up, now showing as: £29.42£2.99 P&PTotal £33.01



I had one in my basket, but decided to leave it... Checked again and although the original price was now as above, the one in my basket was still at the old price... Now ordered!

Stu C

£20.99 including shipping at … £20.99 including shipping at BroadBandBuyer.http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/Reviews.asp?ProductID=12911



£29.42 now! They must keep a close eye on our deals!

Use a 100mbps version of this in work and its a rock solid performer... Mixing 100Mbps and 1000Mbps devices on this won't slow your network down at all, as some here are wrongly suggesting. (they seem to be stuck in the 90s when hubs were all the rage!)

so correct if i'm wrong, internal network will be at full speed (eg file sharing etc) which ever port you use whilst the internet bandwith will be shared according to where the traffic needs to be routed. Same as a router then, which is just another switch with extra features.

buggu

so correct if i'm wrong, internal network will be at full speed (eg file … so correct if i'm wrong, internal network will be at full speed (eg file sharing etc) which ever port you use whilst the internet bandwith will be shared according to where the traffic needs to be routed. Same as a router then, which is just another switch with extra features.



correct

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Which is better these or the netgear cream versions ?

and what would the difference be

They are £23.94 on there ebay saving a whole penny.

ebay.co.uk/itm…6b5

jack19999

Which is better these or the netgear cream versions ?and what would the … Which is better these or the netgear cream versions ?and what would the difference be



this. netgear cream stuff is rubbish.

evilskanker

I currently just plug all my devices (Xbox 360, NAS, WD TV, Sonos and … I currently just plug all my devices (Xbox 360, NAS, WD TV, Sonos and Sky) directly into my Sky router. (Well, Xbox 360 currently wireless due to there only being 4 ports on the router!)Am I right in thinking I can just plug this switch into one socket of my Sky router, plugging my various devices into the switch, and I'd get a speedier local network, and still have internet access on all the devices?Thanks!



Yes, that's the effect, which is particularly useful with a NAS. Check everything has a gig ethernet port though.

nd4spd

looking for a 24 port gigabit switch any good deals for it ?

About £70-£90 seems to be the going rate for the budget brands: TP-Link and TrendNet etc from reliable suppliers. You might be able to save a bit going to eBay, less established online retailers or the used route.

Personally I went for two of these - built like a Sherman tank and have worked faultlessly :-)

amazon.co.uk/TP-…8-5

I am trying to setup a network at home but can do without the cables going everywhere. Can I use a wireless N router instead of the switch? I have a talktalk huawei router, a dlink 325 share center and other various things connected. So if I can connect all my devices wirelessly to the router and then connect the router to the wireless modem.. would that work?

I sound dumb.
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