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NETGEAR 5 Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch, Amazon £9.99 Prime / £13.98 Non Prime
NETGEAR 5 Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch, Amazon £9.99 Prime / £13.98 Non Prime

NETGEAR 5 Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch, Amazon £9.99 Prime / £13.98 Non Prime

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5 gigabit ports for £9.99 (sadly you need to order £20 or more for free delivery), but I thought it worth posting.
Find me 5 gigabit ports cheaper!
Yes it's plastic, but hey I need to replace my Cisco SR2024C as it's just too loud!

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Nice Jumbo Frame support as well if your in to that sort of thing!

what's deal with the plastic vs metal argument? is it a heat thing?

james000

what's deal with the plastic vs metal argument? is it a heat thing?



​I went with the all metal. Just feels superior quality & build wise

james000

what's deal with the plastic vs metal argument? is it a heat thing?



Plus these tend to have a hard life, shoved to the back of a cupboard and forgotten about save being crushed by the occasional server etc. :)​

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My Cisco Cisco SR2024C has been in the wars! It looks like it's been driven over a few times, there are a few things wrong with it - the fan (I replaced it - however it's the airflow that makes the noise!) and the fact that it's not managed. I also only using 5 out of the 20 available ports. So when I saw this I thought I'll have that for a tenner!
Plastic vs metal in a residential environment is really down to personal choice, they both serve (no pun intended) the same purpose. Plastic is usually cheaper and for a unit this size you don't need rack mountings...

Do u need gigabit for average home use and even basic office use?

Yes, you probably do.

If you want to stream 4k HD content (stored on a hard disk) around the house while doing other things, you need Gigabit.

Yes you need gigabit . More importantly you may need more ports ! I count 6 devices in our house at the moment ( sky, mac mini , now t.v , apple t.v , T.V itself , mx111 box. ) and who knows what else in the future. I just got the T.P sg108 for £20 and it's probably the best you can get for the money .

Meluk9

Do u need gigabit for average home use and even basic office use?


Basic office use....no, you won't need gigabit.
1080p video......no you won't need gigabit, unless you want to stream to more than one device, but it might be preferable to get gigabit anyway.

You need 5MB/s (40mbps) for a decent (subjective) 1080p stream. So (slower) fast Ethernet at a theoretical 100mbps would be sufficient. Gigabit Ethernet has a theoretical 1000mbps (or 125MB/s - enough for 360GB of data in an hour if your hard drive is up to it.
Edited by: "friar_chris" 10th Aug 2016

He doe the switch thing work my qnap nas say I need a switch for gigabit if I am using both ports

Thanks OP. Just ordered. I'm not a Prime member but it still went through at £9.99.

OttovonPrimark

Thanks OP. Just ordered. I'm not a Prime member but it still went through … Thanks OP. Just ordered. I'm not a Prime member but it still went through at £9.99.


Did you get free delivery or buy it with something else??

wakkaday

He doe the switch thing work my qnap nas say I need a switch for gigabit … He doe the switch thing work my qnap nas say I need a switch for gigabit if I am using both ports



Uh, so it sounds like your QNAP NAS is a device with two gigabit ethernet ports. There are two ways of doing things, use one of those ports to connect to your computer forming a dedicated gigabit link, or connect one (or both) of those ports to a switch then connect your computer to the switch.

If you're using one port on your NAS with a switch then this switch will be fine. Problems arise when you start using two ports. It gets a bit tricky to determine what'll happen since there are loads of technologies to make use of multiple links but what'll likely happen is your second port goes unused.

If you really want both gigabit ports worth of bandwidth you'll want a managed switch that supports 802.3ad, or "link aggregation". That means your switch has a small computer embedded to manage the switch, you log into that and then tell it to combine two ports. These are generally not cheap switches, though check ebay for used ones, my d-link DGS3024 for instance was £50 second hand.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 10th Aug 2016

Ordered. Good price for 3 extra ports

NICE!!. :-)

Try using Flubit.com with this deal. It might make delivery free!

friar_chris

Basic office use....no, you won't need gigabit.1080p video......no you … Basic office use....no, you won't need gigabit.1080p video......no you won't need gigabit, unless you want to stream to more than one device, but it might be preferable to get gigabit anyway.These were £5 for ages on Amazon, and no doubt will be againYou need 5MB/s (40mbps) for a decent (subjective) 1080p stream. So (slower) fast Ethernet at a theoretical 100mbps would be sufficient. Gigabit Ethernet has a theoretical 1000mbps (or 125MB/s - enough for 360GB of data in an hour if your hard drive is up to it.Although CamelCamelCamel says I'm wrong....I'm certain that this or something which looks to all intents and purposes to be the same thing was £5 on Amazon for ages over the last 3 months.



The non-gigabit version was that price.

Is this just an extensions of the ethernet ports on the back of your router modem?

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JackMcg9

Is this just an extensions of the ethernet ports on the back of your … Is this just an extensions of the ethernet ports on the back of your router modem?


No, this is a switch, which means there is a little intelligence involved and it's not quite an extension (a closer analogy would be a hub) ...

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Meluk9

Do u need gigabit for average home use and even basic office use?


Yes, I do, your milage may vary. As with most things it depends upon usage, I have 4 kids, if they all stream from the server 100mbps doesn't cut it...
Gigabit advantages

aLV426

No, this is a switch, which means there is a little intelligence involved … No, this is a switch, which means there is a little intelligence involved and it's not quite an extension (a closer analogy would be a hub) ...



​Thanks for replying, what are the benefits of this then?

JackMcg9

​Thanks for replying, what are the benefits of this then?


You can use it as an extension of your routers ports if you like. That's all I'm using it for.
Edited by: "ronaldmacdonald" 10th Aug 2016

Meluk9

Do u need gigabit for average home use and even basic office use?


gigabit costs little more than 100Mbps. Even if you are a light user, I'd go straight to gigabit.

Showing as £17.55 now, looks like this is expired

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jpwcom

Showing as £17.55 now, looks like this is expired


Nope - if you look over to the right it's still available for £9.99 from Amazon....

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Linkage - the 8 port version is still available for £13.99 from Amazon as well
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