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NETGEAR GS205, 5 Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Switch, Hub, Desktop, Plug and Play for £9.69 (Prime) / +£4.49 (Non Prime) delivered @ Amazon
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NETGEAR GS205, 5 Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Switch, Hub, Desktop, Plug and Play for £9.69 (Prime) / +£4.49 (Non Prime) delivered @ Amazon

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Good low price for this durable Netgear switch

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  • Five 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports, up to 10x faster than fast Ethernet for maximum performance
  • Small and silent desktop form factor with fan-less design for quiet operation
  • Plug-n-play connectivity easily installs into any network
  • LED to indicate activity on each port and energy-efficient technology for power savings
  • Auto-negotiation for automatic connection at high common speed between switch and an end device
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Can anyone confirm if this would work for the setup I'm trying to create below

I have a 50m ethernet cable running from our main hub to a holiday let at the end of the garden. Does this create a wireless connection for the building next to it, or would I need to run another ethernet cable? I tried using an old sky hub to create the WiFi but it was getting confused between our personal WiFi and wanting a new connection
Figtree303/06/2020 10:29

Can anyone confirm if this would work for the setup I'm trying to create …Can anyone confirm if this would work for the setup I'm trying to create belowI have a 50m ethernet cable running from our main hub to a holiday let at the end of the garden. Does this create a wireless connection for the building next to it, or would I need to run another ethernet cable? I tried using an old sky hub to create the WiFi but it was getting confused between our personal WiFi and wanting a new connection


You'd need another router at the end of the 50 meter cable, this just allows more wired connections only.
Figtree303/06/2020 10:29

Can anyone confirm if this would work for the setup I'm trying to create …Can anyone confirm if this would work for the setup I'm trying to create belowI have a 50m ethernet cable running from our main hub to a holiday let at the end of the garden. Does this create a wireless connection for the building next to it, or would I need to run another ethernet cable? I tried using an old sky hub to create the WiFi but it was getting confused between our personal WiFi and wanting a new connection


Hey, this is just a wired box, nothing more. It will basically split one wired connection into 4 more.

You'd be best buying a wireless extender you can plug that 50m cable into, which will create a new wireless network for the holiday home.
That's great, thank you both for your help
Have used this for years, great price. Can confirm it works well for 10/100/1000.
Alex_H03/06/2020 11:09

Hey, this is just a wired box, nothing more. It will basically split one …Hey, this is just a wired box, nothing more. It will basically split one wired connection into 4 more. You'd be best buying a wireless extender you can plug that 50m cable into, which will create a new wireless network for the holiday home.


No you do not want an extender. That's to repeat a wireless signal. You want to buy an Access Point which is a second wireless router that will plug into the cable you've run down. Most good ones let you set up your home network and a separate guest network which you can limit so they don't use up all your internet bandwidth and your home computers are kept separate.
Bought this exact model the other week, no regrets. For the price it's a great little device for adding more Ethernet ports for my various devices!
bobthewibble03/06/2020 18:48

No you do not want an extender. That's to repeat a wireless signal. You …No you do not want an extender. That's to repeat a wireless signal. You want to buy an Access Point which is a second wireless router that will plug into the cable you've run down. Most good ones let you set up your home network and a separate guest network which you can limit so they don't use up all your internet bandwidth and your home computers are kept separate.


I don’t normally comment but thought it best to be clear as to ensure clarity.

If the use case is such that they want the holiday home to have no access to the network within their main home they would need to use a wireless router within the holiday home and put it in a different subnet, ideally further segregated using VLANs. The wireless router would create a new WiFi network within the holiday house in a new range and subnet, you could use NAT within the router to navigate back to the router in the main house and out to the internet.

Using an access point (in simple applications) simply extends the existing network beyond the Ethernet point to WiFi; that is clients connecting to the AP in the holiday house would be assigned IPs from the same pool as the main house (and obviously the same subnet), this would mean WiFi clients in the holiday house would be able to access clients within the main house.
Work pc connected via ethernet. Can I use this to in effect share the Ethernet between work pc and home pc (wireless is flaky at best). I just stick ethernet into this and then a new ethernet cable into each device? That simple?
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