Steel TP-LINK 5 Port Gigabit Ethernet switch £12.99 with Amazon Prime. (£16.98 non prime)
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Steel TP-LINK 5 Port Gigabit Ethernet switch £12.99 with Amazon Prime. (£16.98 non prime)

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Found 10th Mar 2016
Plug and play ethernet switch on Todays' Amazon deal.

£12.99 with prime.

Free delivery non prime if you spend over £20.

I use one of these for my PS3, TV and Blu-Ray player for a faster and more stable connection than my wifi. I haven't had any problems at all. Fantastic solid metal casing. Lowest price I have seen this if you have prime.

TP-LINK TL-SG105 5 port Steel Gigabit Switch (10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 ports, no configuration needed)
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Can these be plugged in to power line adapters?
mistermoneysaver

Can these be plugged in to power line adapters?



In my old place I had the plastic TP link switches plugged into my TP link powerline adopters and they worked flawlessly. Can only assume the metal casing ones will be the same!
*adapters
Thanks!
cheer, just what I needed
There's a 5 port tplink for £12.27 on the related products link on that page.
bubblegun

There's a 5 port tplink for £12.27 on the related products link on that … There's a 5 port tplink for £12.27 on the related products link on that page.



That one has a plastic casing. This one is more energy efficient and much nicer.
not 10gE ?tsk tsk
GwanGy

not 10gE ?tsk tsk



Lol, afraid not. Funnily enough connected to my new TV, New BluRay player and old PS3 I found the only device with gigabit was the PS3.
mistermoneysaver

Can these be plugged in to power line adapters?




Anything that uses a network port can, it's all the same
Time machines aside, the 8 port was a quid dearer 3 weeks ago.
HOT - my work will love plugging 20 of these together. No point buying a 48 port switch
miffyl

Time machines aside, the 8 port was a quid dearer 3 weeks ago.



Where from?
^^^From amazon, I got it at the time..

And yes it works fine with powerline jobbies.
murkymango

^^^From amazon, I got it at the time..And yes it works fine with … ^^^From amazon, I got it at the time..And yes it works fine with powerline jobbies.



That's a bargain. I do like how small this one is though for where it sits and I still have a free port for my purposes. Always nice to have spares though .. Just in case.
Smelly_Pickle

Where from?


Amazon. Was on here.
miffyl

Amazon. Was on here.



Yeah, found it. Good deal.
Or you could get a D-link 5 port gigabit switch for £9.99:
amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1
There is one of there's in currys pc world for £6.99
waxsta

Or you could get a D-link 5 port gigabit switch for £9.99: … Or you could get a D-link 5 port gigabit switch for £9.99: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B008PC1FYK/ref=pd_aw_sbs_147_7?ie=UTF8&dpID=31JBuaubB3L&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL115_SR115,115_&refRID=165JMV5C51EDNC8Y7FRZ&th=1&psc=1




Hi, is this the same speed as the TP Link in this thread? Thanks
Edited by: "Gollywood" 10th Mar 2016
waxsta

Or you could get a D-link 5 port gigabit switch for £9.99: … Or you could get a D-link 5 port gigabit switch for £9.99: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B008PC1FYK/ref=pd_aw_sbs_147_7?ie=UTF8&dpID=31JBuaubB3L&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL115_SR115,115_&refRID=165JMV5C51EDNC8Y7FRZ&th=1&psc=1



I wouldn't recommend that one. Quite a few arrive DOA, I have replaced a business network where a lot of the original issues were because of these switches. Luck of the draw I guess. The one in this deal has a metal casing and is built to last. Well worth the extra.
Bought one through Prime which arrived yesterday. Works straight out of the box, very well made and great value.

You'll need a nearby electrical socket to power it. It comes with 4 little sticky pads if you want to have it lying flat. I've got 2 of these and an 8 port one, all easily configurable.
Edited by: "Lippo999" 10th Mar 2016
Looking at this I'm a bit confused. The mains adapter is technically at the back of the unit....but its not...its at the front.

Either way..you have cables sticking out. Best hope is to have the unit hidden?
Can I connect this to a BT Home Hub, and then connect all my devices to this and still get the full bandwidth of my broadband connection?

Also, does this have it's own settings you access when connected to it?

Yes.

Schwarzenegger

Can I connect this to a BT Home Hub, and then connect all my devices to … Can I connect this to a BT Home Hub, and then connect all my devices to this and still get the full bandwidth of my broadband connection?Also, does this have it's own settings you access when connected to it?


Schwarzenegger

Can I connect this to a BT Home Hub, and then connect all my devices to … Can I connect this to a BT Home Hub, and then connect all my devices to this and still get the full bandwidth of my broadband connection?Also, does this have it's own settings you access when connected to it?



Can I jump on this question too ? If I bought this would I then have 7 Ethernet ports (4 on this, 3 remaining on the Home Hub)? so is this an extension for ports?
Gollywood

Looking at this I'm a bit confused. The mains adapter is technically at … Looking at this I'm a bit confused. The mains adapter is technically at the back of the unit....but its not...its at the front. Either way..you have cables sticking out. Best hope is to have the unit hidden?



It is a little awkward, I like to see mine function but not flashing in my face so I have it positioned sideways at the end and back of my shelving and then cable tie the ethernet cables together which are then pulled round and behind my unit. It would have been better to have the power put on the side to give more options on the way it faces flat but I think it was designed for side on facing as when wall mounted it would make sense for the cables to drop straight down from either side.
carlroberts49

There is one of there's in currys pc world for £6.99



Does not support Gigabit speed and is plastic and less energy efficient.



Schwarzenegger

Can I connect this to a BT Home Hub, and then connect all my devices to … Can I connect this to a BT Home Hub, and then connect all my devices to this and still get the full bandwidth of my broadband connection?Also, does this have it's own settings you access when connected to it?

Schwarzenegger

Can I connect this to a BT Home Hub, and then connect all my devices to … Can I connect this to a BT Home Hub, and then connect all my devices to this and still get the full bandwidth of my broadband connection?Also, does this have it's own settings you access when connected to it?



You will get the full bandwidth provided by your home hub shared amongst what you connect this switch to. For example my TV, BluRay player and PS3 are connected. I can use all of them online at the same time but they are sharing bandwidth. If I turn off my PS3 I free up some bandwidth. Like sharing wifi your usage will vary but unlike wifi this supplies a steady and stable connection and faster speeds (because of being hardwired). This is useful for online gaming, streaming video and especially transfering files over a network.

No it does not have its own settings to access, you plug it in and it works. Forget about it. No configuration, lights shine different colour to show what speed the connected device supports.

Yes this is an extension for ports, you will need an ethernet cable (cat 5 or cat6) to run to each device from this. Obviously the more connected and used the more bandwidth will be used. I like to wire everything this way where possible and the only thing using wifi in my home is my mobile phone and ipad which on the same network do not perform aswell as the wired devices.
Smelly_Pickle

You will get the full bandwidth provided by your home hub shared amongst … You will get the full bandwidth provided by your home hub shared amongst what you connect this switch to. For example my TV, BluRay player and PS3 are connected. I can use all of them online at the same time but they are sharing bandwidth. If I turn off my PS3 I free up some bandwidth. Like sharing wifi your usage will vary but unlike wifi this supplies a steady and stable connection and faster speeds.No it does not have its own settings to access, you plug it in and it works. Forget about it. No configuration, lights shine different colour to show what speed the connected device supports.Yes this is an extension for ports, you will need an ethernet cable (cat 5 or cat6) to run to each device from this. Obviously the more connected and used the more bandwidth will be used. I like to wire everything this way where possible and the only thing using wifi in my home is my mobile phone and ipad which on the same network do not perform aswell as the wired devices.


So this would be ideal for PS4 and PS TV Remote Play?
Schwarzenegger

So this would be ideal for PS4 and PS TV Remote Play?



Absolutely. Hardwiring the PS4 will make a world of difference.
Smelly_Pickle

You will get the full bandwidth provided by your home hub shared amongst … You will get the full bandwidth provided by your home hub shared amongst what you connect this switch to. For example my TV, BluRay player and PS3 are connected. I can use all of them online at the same time but they are sharing bandwidth. If I turn off my PS3 I free up some bandwidth. Like sharing wifi your usage will vary but unlike wifi this supplies a steady and stable connection and faster speeds (because of being hardwired). This is useful for online gaming, streaming video and especially transfering files over a network.No it does not have its own settings to access, you plug it in and it works. Forget about it. No configuration, lights shine different colour to show what speed the connected device supports.Yes this is an extension for ports, you will need an ethernet cable (cat 5 or cat6) to run to each device from this. Obviously the more connected and used the more bandwidth will be used. I like to wire everything this way where possible and the only thing using wifi in my home is my mobile phone and ipad which on the same network do not perform aswell as the wired devices.



Brilliant, thanks for taking the time to reply. Looks just what I need
miffyl

Time machines aside, the 8 port was a quid dearer 3 weeks ago.



​Not quite sure......is it worth 1.21 gigawatts worth of power?
Does this allow a LAN connection when multiple devices are connected?
Schwarzenegger

Does this allow a LAN connection when multiple devices are connected?


Yes, so usually you plug a connection from your modem router into this plus your devices (PC, Xbox, blu ray player, smart tv etc) and they're all on the LAN sharing internet access and local area file access (eg the smart TV can now access video files stored on the PC etc)

Or if you've run out of existing network sockets on your modem router (eg 4 ports) simply plug this into the modem router to give another 4 ports (remember this takes 1 port of the original 4)

Edited by: "spannerzone" 11th Mar 2016
Bought this switch using flubit.com and got it down to £11 Inc delivery!
Heat, much nicer than the plastic ones.
Now £15
mistermoneysaver

Can these be plugged in to power line adapters?



​yup, my 8 port version of this I got for £14 is doing just that for me
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