NETGEAR GS308-100UKS 8 Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch £15.99 (Prime) / £19.98 (non Prime) at Amazon
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NETGEAR GS308-100UKS 8 Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch £15.99 (Prime) / £19.98 (non Prime) at Amazon

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Found 19th Feb
Unmanaged switch. Best price I can find.
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_taurus_2 h, 37 m ago

Ohh no managed switch cold for me...


Cannot work out what the poster is saying here. Is it:

Ohh no, managed switch, cold for me.

or

Ohh, no managed switch, cold for me.
rev656 m ago

Worth it?


If you have spare time to setup and an old gigabit router, you can use it for a same purpose without buying this switch. You would have only 4 ports in most cases, but could use it as WiFi extender as well. Just google "TURNING A BT HOMEHUB 5 INTO A GIGABIT SWITCH" or "TURNING A ROUTER INTO A GIGABIT SWITCH" for info.
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£14.99 last time I bought one.
TheBiker1 m ago

£14.99 last time I bought one.


Worth it?
£14.99 last time I bought one.

I own two and gave one as an XMAS present. Not had any issues, does what it says and never requires attention.
rev612 m ago

Worth it?


YES

If you already have a 4 port router, you link them both with an ethernet cable but then you are left with 7 free ports on this plus 3 spare ports on your router, so 10 ports in total
InTheKnow4442 m ago

YESIf you already have a 4 port router, you link them both with an …YESIf you already have a 4 port router, you link them both with an ethernet cable but then you are left with 7 free ports on this plus 3 spare ports on your router, so 10 ports in total


I maxed out my router yesterday so was looking for a switch. This was £20. Dropped to this price in my basket. No hesitation buying it today.
Edited by: "rev6" 19th Feb
I got the plastic housing one for £14.98 a few weeks ago, and it's been wonderful. Can't fault it at all.
Gentatsu4 m ago

I got the plastic housing one for £14.98 a few weeks ago, and it's been …I got the plastic housing one for £14.98 a few weeks ago, and it's been wonderful. Can't fault it at all.


I was tempted with this one since it has rear power and ethernet. The price of this won me over.
Ohh no managed switch cold for me...
_taurus_1 m ago

Ohh no managed switch cold for me...


It's unmanaged...
Bought this one a month ago, plug and play, easy as it says on the "tin". Daisy chained with another one i have, no issues. Recommend.
rev656 m ago

Worth it?


If you have spare time to setup and an old gigabit router, you can use it for a same purpose without buying this switch. You would have only 4 ports in most cases, but could use it as WiFi extender as well. Just google "TURNING A BT HOMEHUB 5 INTO A GIGABIT SWITCH" or "TURNING A ROUTER INTO A GIGABIT SWITCH" for info.
rev624 m ago

I was tempted with this one since it has rear power and ethernet. The …I was tempted with this one since it has rear power and ethernet. The price of this won me over.


I probably would've gone for the metal at this price, too. Either one, they're brilliant devices.
Freelancer1 m ago

If you have spare time to setup and an old gigabit router, you can use it …If you have spare time to setup and an old gigabit router, you can use it for a same purpose without buying this switch. You would have only 4 ports in most cases, but could use it as WiFi extender as well. Just google "TURNING A BT HOMEHUB 5 INTO A GIGABIT SWITCH" or "TURNING A ROUTER INTO A GIGABIT SWITCH" for info.


I don't have a spare one sadly. Good idea though.
Had two for years, super reliable.
Just works....
great little switches just dont make the mistake I made and buy in inflexible Cat 6a cables. Dont get me wrong the cables do a job but the standard ones dont have much flex which is good as in they wont break easy but trying to plug them in when i mounted the switch under the desk was a pain. Go for the flat cables much easier to make the cable management work

The only downside is I use the switch with my home plug to save having to route the cable back to the router in the hallway. It is still faster then my internet connection but not up to the gig switch level
_taurus_2 h, 25 m ago

Ohh no managed switch cold for me...



Can I ask why I'd want a managed switch? I've got four unmanaged switches on my home network. What would I gain by replacing them by managed switches?
_taurus_2 h, 37 m ago

Ohh no managed switch cold for me...


Cannot work out what the poster is saying here. Is it:

Ohh no, managed switch, cold for me.

or

Ohh, no managed switch, cold for me.
poinsy3 m ago

Cannot work out what the poster is saying here. Is it: Ohh no, managed …Cannot work out what the poster is saying here. Is it: Ohh no, managed switch, cold for me.or Ohh, no managed switch, cold for me.


I just assume troll when I read gibberish
New sky hub only has two ports, you telling me I just plug this in for nine ports?
Marcosti5 m ago

New sky hub only has two ports, you telling me I just plug this in for …New sky hub only has two ports, you telling me I just plug this in for nine ports?


Well eight ports really as you use one on the hub and one on the switch to connect the two.
Bought one a month or so ago to use with one of my BT Discs, cannot fault it - plug and play with no hassel.
Dodge6219th Feb

Can I ask why I'd want a managed switch? I've got four unmanaged switches …Can I ask why I'd want a managed switch? I've got four unmanaged switches on my home network. What would I gain by replacing them by managed switches?


For typical home use, you won't get any benefit. I am no expert, but a managed switch allows you to prioritise network traffic, so if you use VOIP for example, you could give that top priority. I think you also get network health monitoring, allowing remote diagnostics. More use in a business environment.
I bought this before but I actually need 2 more ports ... if I get another one of these and put both side by side and use a ethernet in one to connect to the other one will that work? Or do I have to go and buy a 16 port switch?
krazyasif7861 m ago

I bought this before but I actually need 2 more ports ... if I get another …I bought this before but I actually need 2 more ports ... if I get another one of these and put both side by side and use a ethernet in one to connect to the other one will that work? Or do I have to go and buy a 16 port switch?



That will work.
rev623 m ago

That will work.


Awesome! Short and Sweet. Thanks!

If having two of these under your desk are not a problem then this is also a cheaper way to get 14 ports,if thats required and as the 16 port version is over £50
Edited by: "krazyasif786" 19th Feb
What's managed and unmanaged? I'm having a small network room built and will have my router in there with some network switch boxes like above.
freakstyler1 h, 3 m ago

Bought one a month or so ago to use with one of my BT Discs, cannot fault …Bought one a month or so ago to use with one of my BT Discs, cannot fault it - plug and play with no hassel.


So do the BT discs have a ethernet port to attach these to?
EN1GMA3 m ago

What's managed and unmanaged? I'm having a small network room built and …What's managed and unmanaged? I'm having a small network room built and will have my router in there with some network switch boxes like above.



cisco.com/c/d…pdf
EN1GMA5 m ago

What's managed and unmanaged? I'm having a small network room built and …What's managed and unmanaged? I'm having a small network room built and will have my router in there with some network switch boxes like above.


See my answer 7 posts up.
Edited by: "poinsy" 19th Feb
EN1GMA6 m ago

What's managed and unmanaged? I'm having a small network room built and …What's managed and unmanaged? I'm having a small network room built and will have my router in there with some network switch boxes like above.


Managed will have more options to offload certain things the router does.

If you just want more ethernet ports go unmanaged.

broadbandbuyer.com/features/3070-what-is-the-difference-between-managed-and-unmanaged-switches/
Edited by: "rev6" 19th Feb
The vast majority of the home users dont need a managed switch. If you already have a home routers and just want to extend the number of ports get unmanaged switch.

If you are trying to build your own mini server farm and need to enable / disable ports, create separate vlans or routing or traffic management. The key test is if you actually know how to do any of this because if you dont know what a vlan is or how to setup one on manage switch then you dont need it.

It may sound like common sense but often people say they want a managed switch because of the extra features. However as a point out you need to understand first how to manage a switch because without the skills to do so your just have an unmanaged one and you might as well buy one of those in first place because they are cheaper.
TheBiker5 h, 57 m ago

£14.99 last time I bought one.


Bloody Brexit
Own 2 of these, been in use constantly and very reliable. Build quality also very good
wish they made metal ones with the ports on the back like the plastic ones have, so looks tidier on a desk.
Managed = option for segregation of networks, i.e. VLAN's. Also has option for monitoring traffic/port speed/duplex/QOS/routing, the list is pretty extensive but you wouldn't get one at this price! If you just want more ports, Gigabit at that, go for this. Good brand and next day delivery on prime, can't go wrong. Oh and make sure the port you are connecting it to from your router is also gigabit. If it isn't, get yourself a gigabit router first otherwise you'll have a big old 100 bottleneck.

On the other hand, the only other thing you'd want besides managed is some POE ports to power a WAP/CCTV camera or desk phone.
I have the 8 port netgear managed switch and it's very good for diagnosing failing cables. It spotted a cat 6 cable that was only giving 100 mbs and a cable which IIRC it said had physical damage 15m along and when I replaced it a lot of unpindownable issues went away. So worth the extra for me but I would only use it in a fairly complex home network where the effort of tracing and swapping cables is significant. I didn't find a real world use for the QoS/VLAN features
rev68 h, 47 m ago

I maxed out my router yesterday so was looking for a switch. This was £20. …I maxed out my router yesterday so was looking for a switch. This was £20. Dropped to this price in my basket. No hesitation buying it today.


What you guys do to max out ? Just wanted to learn if it's something interesting
Marcosti5 h, 11 m ago

New sky hub only has two ports, you telling me I just plug this in for …New sky hub only has two ports, you telling me I just plug this in for nine ports?


Yeah. Take an Ethernet lead from one Port on the router and plug it in to port on this then you have one on router and 9 on here. Just check manual as some switches you have to plug input in to a particular port on the switch.
getknk13 m ago

What you guys do to max out ? Just wanted to learn if it's something …What you guys do to max out ? Just wanted to learn if it's something interesting


It only has 4 Ethernet ports. PC, Console, Receiver. NowTV.
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