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Netgear GS608 8 Port Gigabit Desktop Switch £33.09 at Pixmania (Mis-Price)
Netgear GS608 8 Port Gigabit Desktop Switch £33.09 at Pixmania (Mis-Price)

Netgear GS608 8 Port Gigabit Desktop Switch £33.09 at Pixmania (Mis-Price)

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This network switch gets great reviews and this seems like an excellent price, I believe it is the same product as

ebuyer.com/pro…191

amazon.co.uk/Net…EPU

unless someone can tell me different.

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Will come with a EU plug though with an adaptor. I know amazon had these for £33 a while back. Good price though for a good switch.

Original Poster

Do you nkow if there is any difference between this and the ebuyer one that states it is platinum version

It's referring to the colour. You can have it in white or platinum.

Original Poster

Systems

It's referring to the colour. You can have it in white or platinum.



Ok thanks

Good deal. This appears to be the general price for the 5-port version elsewhere.

Thank you.

GetNet GS-118P

Is this the same but without gigabit?

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Deal_HUNT3R

[url=GetNet GS-118P ]GetNet GS-118P [/url]Is this the same but without … [url=GetNet GS-118P ]GetNet GS-118P [/url]Is this the same but without gigabit?



Its a network switch. It doesn't have gigabit and isnt by netgear. Its a good price but cant really compare it to this.

The image is for the wrong product as the one in the photo has only 5 ports, although looking at this image it's the same classic netgear case, so should look pretty much the same...

http://www.openreview.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/netgear-GS608-a.jpg

Also here's a pretty good review...

openreview.net/net…ch/
Edited by: "tekhieboy" 7th Sep 2010

The image is for the wrong product as the one in the photo has only 5 … The image is for the wrong product as the one in the photo has only 5 ports, although looking at this image it's the same classic netgear case, so should look pretty much the same...



Fairly certain this is mis-priced. 8-port description, 5-port image and price. My order confirmation clearly states 8-port so I am happy.
Edited by: "bytemaster" 7th Sep 2010

I got one from Amazon a while ago - and just works straight out of the box, and nice gigabit floating round the home network.

good price - get one

Original Poster

why not just get two of these

danandrews80

why not just get two of these



I assume because you only get 13 usable ports via your option, rather than 15, and also having to plug in two power blocks.

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pav

I assume because you only get 13 usable ports via your option, rather … I assume because you only get 13 usable ports via your option, rather than 15, and also having to plug in two power blocks.



Didnt think about that!

guv

Because having 2 switches, communication between PCs would be slower … Because having 2 switches, communication between PCs would be slower because it has to navigate 2 switches. ie My Media server needs to serve from one device only. (ie it introduces a bottleneck and unnecessary complications.)



that's really negligible. the latency on a good switch is less 1ms. i did some tests on this. going through powerline or wireless is slow though.

if you want sockets at the front, metal case and 5 year warranty look at GS108
cclonline.com/pro…oct

i don't think this is a misprice

Edited by: "Smiff" 7th Sep 2010

guv

Because having 2 switches, communication between PCs would be slower … Because having 2 switches, communication between PCs would be slower because it has to navigate 2 switches. ie My Media server needs to serve from one device only. (ie it introduces a bottleneck and unnecessary complications.)




actually if you understood about how network switchs work you would understand that there would be literally no bottle neck at all, as above, your talking about milliseconds and even that would be only on poweron as all handshakes are done, then everything would be routed to correct destination.

even the fasted connections on the internet etc etc go through many many many switchs / hubs / access points, servers and back again but if you use good quality equipment you will have little lag.

incidently i`m not gonna vote cold, but you can pick up 8 way tplink gigabit switchs for around £20, never had a problem with tplink stuff, cheep and decent quality.

Does anyone know, if I have all my devices connected to this, and my standard adsl router connected will the devices work at the full 1000mbps between each other or just the speed or the 100mbps router? Thanks

ashfp

Does anyone know, if I have all my devices connected to this, and my … Does anyone know, if I have all my devices connected to this, and my standard adsl router connected will the devices work at the full 1000mbps between each other or just the speed or the 100mbps router? Thanks



Same question please can anyone reply I am using Sky router so if I use this will it make any diff? or will all connections work on 100?

kalababa

Same question please can anyone reply I am using Sky router so if I use … Same question please can anyone reply I am using Sky router so if I use this will it make any diff? or will all connections work on 100?



ok according to this link, it will work at full speed tomshardware.co.uk/for…ons

guv

Because having 2 switches, communication between PCs would be slower … Because having 2 switches, communication between PCs would be slower because it has to navigate 2 switches. ie My Media server needs to serve from one device only. (ie it introduces a bottleneck and unnecessary complications.)



Lol good one! April the 1st isnt for a while though!
Edited by: "MrShed" 7th Sep 2010

Banned

I have a virgin media cable modem and a d-link wireless n router.
I wonder if I can simply plug my existing wireless router into this and carry on as before, but now with 7 additional ports and an upgraded network speed?

EDIT: thinking about it, and confirming after reading the post below, I would probably be best off unplugging everything from my existing router and patching it all into the new switch where everything would run at 1 gigabit. The router would presumably need to be plugged into the new switch too in order to facilitate wireless access to the network from various laptops and other wireless devices around the house.
Right?

Edited by: "Villa" 7th Sep 2010

kalababa

Same question please can anyone reply I am using Sky router so if I use … Same question please can anyone reply I am using Sky router so if I use this will it make any diff? or will all connections work on 100?



If you have only one connection to the adsl router from the switch to the router, then all the coonections between the devices connected to the switch will run at 1gigabit, however they will share the internet connection at 100mbit (when they access things on the internet).

Good find

jasee

If you have only one connection to the adsl router from the switch to the … If you have only one connection to the adsl router from the switch to the router, then all the coonections between the devices connected to the switch will run at 1gigabit, however they will share the internet connection at 100mbit (when they access things on the internet).



Think your mistaken in the fact that it devices only run at the slowest speed hence it will only run at 100mbit and not at the gigabit speed as you are connecting a fast (100mbit) port to a gigabit port

JABWootton

Think your mistaken in the fact that it devices only run at the slowest … Think your mistaken in the fact that it devices only run at the slowest speed hence it will only run at 100mbit and not at the gigabit speed as you are connecting a fast (100mbit) port to a gigabit port



Wrong! It's a switch not a hub

Apologies my mistake.
Any deals going on glasses on this site?

devices that have gigabit network cards, plugged into the gigabit switch will run @ gigabit speeds, when i device connects to anything through the switch onto say your router (which is normally 100 mbit) then it will be @ 100 mbit and not gigabit , and then when anything access the internet, it will only access the net as fast as your broadband (which fastest is 50 meg virgin for home use)

if you have any devices which are gigabit, stick them on the switch together, then have a connection from the switch to the router to give em internet connectivity.

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thecheekymonkey

devices that have gigabit network cards, plugged into the gigabit switch … devices that have gigabit network cards, plugged into the gigabit switch will run @ gigabit speeds, when i device connects to anything through the switch onto say your router (which is normally 100 mbit) then it will be @ 100 mbit and not gigabit , and then when anything access the internet, it will only access the net as fast as your broadband (which fastest is 50 meg virgin for home use)if you have any devices which are gigabit, stick them on the switch together, then have a connection from the switch to the router to give em internet connectivity.


And where would the cable modem be plugged into? presumably the router rather than the switch?

Villa

And where would the cable modem be plugged into? presumably the router … And where would the cable modem be plugged into? presumably the router rather than the switch?



well yes it would go into the router as it cannot be plugged into the switch as its not a gateyway device, its all dependant on your particular flavour of internet, cable = modem into router ADSL = modems 99% of the time built into router.

What you have to remember is that what most people call a router (as in home router) is actually a combination of 3 devices, a router to conect to another network (or a gateway device) , a switch (as in the 4 ports on the back of it) and also a wireless access point (the wireless part of the home router)


EDIT

I have a virgin media cable modem and a d-link wireless n router.
I wonder if I can simply plug my existing wireless router into this and carry on as before, but now with 7 additional ports and an upgraded network speed?


yes and no, yes you would have 7 additional ports but no, not nessecarily an upgraded network speed, unless the devices you plug in also support gigabit speeds, i.e. if your PC only has a 100 mbit network card, plugging it into a gigabit switch will still only give that card 100mbit , gigabit is only given when both sides of the connection are gigabit enabled.

EDIT: thinking about it, and confirming after reading the post below, I would probably be best off unplugging everything from my existing router and patching it all into the new switch where everything would run at 1 gigabit.

NO see above, you would gain nothing from this, the only time you would is if every device connected was gigabit enabled

The router would presumably need to be plugged into the new switch too in order to facilitate wireless access to the network from various laptops and other wireless devices around the house.
Right?

yes in order to give any wired devices on the new switch access to the internet....... and also wired and wireless devices access to each others resources.






Edited by: "thecheekymonkey" 8th Sep 2010

good find, netgear always been one of the most reliable routers and switches i've ever used.

Used this,, fab,, just sits there..day in day out --5 port

TP-Link Gigabit 5 Port Desktop Switch
amazon.co.uk/TP-…top

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