NETGEAR GS316-100UKS 16-Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch £49.99 @ Amazon
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NETGEAR GS316-100UKS 16-Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch £49.99 @ Amazon

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Found 3rd Apr 2017
Yes you could by a 2nd hand one but this switch looks small ish, passive cooling and low power usage, camelcamelcamel shows it goes to this price for a short period every month and this is the cheapest I could see anywhere so thought it may be of use to someone. Free postage with Prime.
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Gotta love passively cooled switches. I bought two managed switches on ebay for about this price, 24 ports each. The first one blew up because it was *actively* cooled but I didn't notice this as the fans had failed. Second one's passively cooled and has been entirely reliable. As for new vs old switches, the old one I have is a Netgear GS724T v1 which draws 40W maximum. The newest model is a V4 which draws 17.4W maximum so it's worth buying newer kit if you can.
CampGareth

Gotta love passively cooled switches. I bought two managed switches on … Gotta love passively cooled switches. I bought two managed switches on ebay for about this price, 24 ports each. The first one blew up because it was *actively* cooled but I didn't notice this as the fans had failed. Second one's passively cooled and has been entirely reliable. As for new vs old switches, the old one I have is a Netgear GS724T v1 which draws 40W maximum. The newest model is a V4 which draws 17.4W maximum so it's worth buying newer kit if you can.


Good point.
Based on 12p units 24/365 running, the older kit costs £23.75 more per year to run.
I'd consider very carefully if, at 16 ports, you want to skimp and go "Unmanaged" rather than a proper managed device. If you ever have to do any network diagnostics you will be cursing the day you bought this switch. Port mirroring can be a godsend, as can VLANing and having visibility of the MAC table.
Nexy

I'd consider very carefully if, at 16 ports, you want to skimp and go … I'd consider very carefully if, at 16 ports, you want to skimp and go "Unmanaged" rather than a proper managed device. If you ever have to do any network diagnostics you will be cursing the day you bought this switch. Port mirroring can be a godsend, as can VLANing and having visibility of the MAC table.



I doubt people wanting an unmanaged switch would be able to read a wireshark log
Nexy

I'd consider very carefully if, at 16 ports, you want to skimp and go … I'd consider very carefully if, at 16 ports, you want to skimp and go "Unmanaged" rather than a proper managed device. If you ever have to do any network diagnostics you will be cursing the day you bought this switch. Port mirroring can be a godsend, as can VLANing and having visibility of the MAC table.



​This is where if someone doesn't already know that, it probably doesn't matter.
the__cat

I doubt people wanting an unmanaged switch would be able to read a … I doubt people wanting an unmanaged switch would be able to read a wireshark log





MrHot

​This is where if someone doesn't already know that, it probably doesn't m … ​This is where if someone doesn't already know that, it probably doesn't matter.



How many people will be buying this for home use? And if it's for a business, they either should know better or have someone who knows better (and will likely tell them not to buy this switch). There are few instances when this is an appropriate tool for the job.
the__cat

I doubt people wanting an unmanaged switch would be able to read a … I doubt people wanting an unmanaged switch would be able to read a wireshark log

MrHot

​This is where if someone doesn't already know that, it probably doesn't … ​This is where if someone doesn't already know that, it probably doesn't matter.



It's appropriate for home networks where you just want to add more ports hanging off your router, etc, but not for much else.
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the__cat

It's appropriate for home networks where you just want to add more ports … It's appropriate for home networks where you just want to add more ports hanging off your router, etc, but not for much else.



That's all I wanted it for.
You need to add more than 8 ports? Because there are vastly cheaper 8 port unmanaged (or even managed) switches. A Netgear 8-port gigabit unmanaged switch is £15. Even a managed is only £34. (Both on Amazon.)
Anyone seen any deals on POE powered (I.e it can hang of POE switch so I don't need to connect power to it) small switches like this?
Edited by: "Mentos" 14th Apr 2017
Mentos

Anyone seen any deals on POE powered (I.e it can hang of POE switch so I … Anyone seen any deals on POE powered (I.e it can hang of POE switch so I don't need to connect power to it) small switches like this?



​Look up PoE extenders, they extend the max line length (~100m) and take power from the PoE switch.

Then look at multi port models... though they aren't as common. The former (single port) cost around £25 (£18 from China).
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