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Netgear GS605 Gigabit Network Switch @ Currys £24.97 Free Home Delivery !
Netgear GS605 Gigabit Network Switch @ Currys £24.97 Free Home Delivery !

Netgear GS605 Gigabit Network Switch @ Currys £24.97 Free Home Delivery !

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Looking for a good deal on a gigabit switch and found a **.97p deal with home delivery free !

* Netgear GS605 5-port Gigabit switch
* Five 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Ports
* Stylish designs
* Looks great flat or in the stand upright
* Smart - honors 802.1g priority tags

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Actually looking at it its not bad considering its not one of the 97p instore only deals that noone ever finds ;-)

Squelds;6482785

So wheres the 97p deal ?



i think he means that its one of those 97p deals that are normally very hard to find

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SUPERCOOLWILLOW;6482805

i think he means that its one of those 97p deals that are normally very … i think he means that its one of those 97p deals that are normally very hard to find



LOL, yes, :whistling:

Just kidding with ya ;-)

Edited to reflect this before you both got back in there hehe !

My intranet uses a netgear wireless AP... never had any probs with it TBH so would recommend the brand. Also Virgin are now using Netgear stuff and i have set up about 10 recently. Easy menu system and easy to setup out of the box.

excellent deal, bought the megabit one for the same price about a month back!

Squelds;6482825

Just kidding with ya ;-)Edited to reflect this before you both got back … Just kidding with ya ;-)Edited to reflect this before you both got back in there hehe !My intranet uses a netgear wireless AP... never had any probs with it TBH so would recommend the brand. Also Virgin are now using Netgear stuff and i have set up about 10 recently. Easy menu system and easy to setup out of the box.



i`m with virgin and have had the same modem for what seems like forever i think i need an upgraded one

SUPERCOOLWILLOW;6483171

i`m with virgin and have had the same modem for what seems like forever i … i`m with virgin and have had the same modem for what seems like forever i think i need an upgraded one



Ive said to numerous people now regarding their contracts, all paying the same they did going back years ago when they first took out their contracts. Phone up Virgin and go through to retentions department (thinking about leaving us). Say youve had a good offer from Sky that includes a wireless router for free and you want to see if theyll match it. So far the past 5 of my clients have all got reduced billing and a free wireless netgear sent to them within the week. Would be worth the phone call even though its gonna be 10/100 and not a gig like this one.

I don't have this.

Gander on Ebuyer has mixed reviews.

Some complain this switch does drop the speed to 100Mbps.

ebuyer.com/pro…RUF

My experience switches that tend to do this because the auto-sensing is not working properly. You could probably resolve this by turning off auto, and setting 1Gbps Full Duplex manually.

It's backplane of 10Gbps seems good and does appear to support 9k JumboFrames. (Something that all giga links should support.)

wish it was 97p, without the ££'s

Squelds;6483247

So far the past 5 of my clients have all got reduced billing and a free … So far the past 5 of my clients have all got reduced billing and a free wireless netgear sent to them within the week. Would be worth the phone call even though its gonna be 10/100 and not a gig like this one.



But this is a switch not a router??

Got this one my the side of me, flickering away and with that patina of dust that means it hasn't given any hassles in an age.

However, those looking for a gigabit backbone should be aware that Vista makes a mess of giga networks and you don't really see much increase in speeds. Maybe Win7 will be better.

Switch is fine though.

However, those looking for a gigabit backbone should be aware that Vista … However, those looking for a gigabit backbone should be aware that Vista makes a mess of giga networks and you don't really see much increase in speeds. Maybe Win7 will be better.



My twopennys worth:

I got one of these to increase the transfer speed of getting movies off my torrent server and on to my main PC. (One was XP, the other Server 2K3)

I used a point to point connection tester to see how fast it went and the best I ever got was 380Mbps, usual rate was about 200-240. From web research I believe this is about normal due to limitations of hard drive speed, motherboard bus speeds.

I think it was still worth the £25 for 4x faster file transfers.

Jellybeans;6483480

My experience switches that tend to do this because the auto-sensing is … My experience switches that tend to do this because the auto-sensing is not working properly. You could probably resolve this by turning off auto, and setting 1Gbps Full Duplex manually.



This is why I prefer to use managed switches even in a home environment. If the autosense fails you can be left with a *very* slow connection -- and setting it to manual on one end of the link (which is all that is possible with an unmanaged switch) can in itself *cause* a duplex mismatch.

Problem being that gigabit smart-switches are £80 upwards :roll:

I got one of these two weeks ago from PC World for £18.38. Reserved the FS605 (ie not gigabit) but as they had non in store the guy automatically pick up this router. For the money I can't knock it.

Don't know if it's a standard thing now for PC World / DSG.

centaurandrew;6484005

But this is a switch not a router??



Yep this is a switch not a router... but what willow was talking about is neither and instead a modem. What i thought he was implying on the statement i made about Virgin switching over to Netgear was that hes never had any new equipment from them apart from his very old modem. To which i replied that he should phone them up and get a wireless router as they are given them out FOC nowadays.

centaurandrew;6485128

My twopennys worth:I got one of these to increase the transfer speed of … My twopennys worth:I got one of these to increase the transfer speed of getting movies off my torrent server and on to my main PC. (One was XP, the other Server 2K3)I used a point to point connection tester to see how fast it went and the best I ever got was 380Mbps, usual rate was about 200-240. From web research I believe this is about normal due to limitations of hard drive speed, motherboard bus speeds.I think it was still worth the £25 for 4x faster file transfers.



Hope that's legit stuff you're shiting mate otherwise the thought of having a bit torrent client, let alone a server nowadays, seems suicidial. You not thought about newsgroups or something like megashares?

Bossworld;6486976

Hope that's legit stuff you're shiting mate otherwise the thought of … Hope that's legit stuff you're shiting mate otherwise the thought of having a bit torrent client, let alone a server nowadays, seems suicidial. You not thought about newsgroups or something like megashares?



Why suicidal? Encryption?

[email protected];6488124

Why suicidal? Encryption?



Bit torrent encryption is worthless, alright your ISP can only see that you've somehow shifted xGB of mysterious data, but as far as i'm aware your IP address is viewable to all on the tracker details as a peer. And that's how they find you.

Private tracker is the one way around that I guess but even that's not infallible if a rogue member joins. Didn't mean to cause a panic, just that 'torrent box' sounds as though you're doing some serious shifting of files.

can this clone/copy your computer's mac address into it? Thanks.

centaurandrew;6485128

My twopennys worth:I got one of these to increase the transfer speed of … My twopennys worth:I got one of these to increase the transfer speed of getting movies off my torrent server and on to my main PC. (One was XP, the other Server 2K3)I used a point to point connection tester to see how fast it went and the best I ever got was 380Mbps, usual rate was about 200-240. From web research I believe this is about normal due to limitations of hard drive speed, motherboard bus speeds.I think it was still worth the £25 for 4x faster file transfers.



BS

The limitaton was your torrent server.

For example I have a top end NAS that can transfer data at around 40mb a second on Gigabit network and about 11-12mb on 100mbit network. This is just a limitation of YOUR hardware and not a problem with the switch.

I own this switch and have tested peer2peer - 2 computers linked together and it does 85-95mb a second over a 25metre cable no probs. To get those sorts of speed an old off the shelf computer with a generic no name hard drive won't cut it.

New hard drives these days can transfer 100mb a second, no need for RAID0 or anything like that.


[SIZE="6"]BARE IN MIND THIS VERSION THAT IS REDUCED COULD BE THE OLD V1 MODEL THAT DOESN'T SUPPORT JUMBO FRAMES[/SIZE]

Squelds;6486103

Yep this is a switch not a router... but what willow was talking about is … Yep this is a switch not a router... but what willow was talking about is neither and instead a modem. What i thought he was implying on the statement i made about Virgin switching over to Netgear was that hes never had any new equipment from them apart from his very old modem. To which i replied that he should phone them up and get a wireless router as they are given them out FOC nowadays.



It's still almost impossible to find a gigabit router at a reasonable price. Your better off just sticking with the old kit and getting one of these and not using the router functionality on the router and just using it for internet only.
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