TP-LINK Ethernet Switch from Curry's - £6.49 (free C&C)
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TP-LINK Ethernet Switch from Curry's - £6.49 (free C&C)

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Found 8th Sep 2016Made hot 9th Sep 2016
Got tired of trying to run my PC over wireless so I have took the plunge and invested in a wired set up noticed this and purchased it isn't going to set the world light I'd imagine but will do my job 100%.

also went through quidco 1% .... wow !!

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Maybe pay a little more for gigabit?
Edited by: "GNKelly07" 8th Sep 2016

Original Poster

GNKelly07

Maybe pay a little more for gigabyte?



I'm only currently getting 17-19 megabyte download speed as no fibre in my area hence my decision for a lesser box as it meet my needs for now.

Also same price at Amazon for anyone with Prime

GNKelly07

Maybe pay a little more for gigabyte?


Gigabit

Just in-case this helps anyone out, this box requires power. In hindsight I don't know why I ever thought it wouldn't, but I didn't register when I bought it, and didn't have a spare socket available.

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buddn07

Just in-case this helps anyone out, this box requires power. In hindsight … Just in-case this helps anyone out, this box requires power. In hindsight I don't know why I ever thought it wouldn't, but I didn't register when I bought it, and didn't have a spare socket available.



I luckily have a power source in my roof space where this is going

GNKelly07

Maybe pay a little more for gigabit?



+1

The Ghostbuster

I luckily have a power source in my roof space where this is going



​Just out of interest - if you have always-on mains powered kit in the loft/roof space, do you also have a smoke detector up there?

The Ghostbuster

I'm only currently getting 17-19 megabyte download speed as no fibre in … I'm only currently getting 17-19 megabyte download speed as no fibre in my area hence my decision for a lesser box as it meet my needs for now.


megabit

The Ghostbuster

I'm only currently getting 17-19 megabyte download speed as no fibre in … I'm only currently getting 17-19 megabyte download speed as no fibre in my area hence my decision for a lesser box as it meet my needs for now.



​Gigabit is also handy for moving files around your internal network irrespective of broadband speed. Obviously your other equipment needs to support these speeds.
Makes a huge difference for me as I move files from my pvr to server that are 2-4Gb in size.
Not a requirement for everyone though.

good find op, heat added

These have been faultless for me. Only problem was that they need a power supply. Number of devices that I have is now getting out of hand. About 30 devices over 3 computers. Although everything is mostly low power, having new ring main fitted professionally. Computers are used for business purposes, and it is vital to have cover all the time. Having said that my two cheapo Ebuyer Desktops have been faultless apart from DVD covers needing reattaching sometimes. Just waiting for the oldest one to pack up, so I can treat myself to a new unit!

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jimunix

​Just out of interest - if you have always-on mains powered kit in the l … ​Just out of interest - if you have always-on mains powered kit in the loft/roof space, do you also have a smoke detector up there?




I have one directly below it and i have another one spare which I could put up in the roof space good thinking.

I'm still looking for a box with low latency for Moonlight pc game streaming. Anyone know how this would perform? Fire tv 4k is unusable...

livid_chimp

I'm still looking for a box with low latency for Moonlight pc game … I'm still looking for a box with low latency for Moonlight pc game streaming. Anyone know how this would perform? Fire tv 4k is unusable...



A switch won't cause latency (a wired setup will always be faster than wireless) but the poor performance might be the though put capacity of the switch. I'd try a Gigabit switch and see if that improves the streaming. Beyond that I'd look at the source PC destination devices and check their network cards were fast enough.

Better off paying a few quid more for a gigabit switch.



GNKelly07

Maybe pay a little more for gigabit?

GNKelly07

Maybe pay a little more for gigabit?

masai

Better off paying a few quid more for a gigabit switch.





If you have any other gigabit equipment on your wired network, then yes, definitely worth it.

Had one of these hooked up to a power line adapter in my bedroom for 2 years with 3 devices connected to it. Faultless.

robinp

Had one of these hooked up to a power line adapter in my bedroom for 2 … Had one of these hooked up to a power line adapter in my bedroom for 2 years with 3 devices connected to it. Faultless.



If your using Power Line Adapters with yours, then wouldn't rather a cheap pre-existing non-used WiFi Router you had from back in the day not suffice instead?.

After all, those things have at least 4-6+ Ethernet Port Switches built-in to them too?, or ..... (just curious) :-)

GNKelly07

Maybe pay a little more for gigabit?

GNKelly07

Maybe pay a little more for gigabit?

masai

Better off paying a few quid more for a gigabit switch.



​I would do it for future proofing, these things don't tend to die.

jont999

A switch won't cause latency (a wired setup will always be faster than … A switch won't cause latency (a wired setup will always be faster than wireless) but the poor performance might be the though put capacity of the switch. I'd try a Gigabit switch and see if that improves the streaming. Beyond that I'd look at the source PC destination devices and check their network cards were fast enough.



​If we compare wired to wireless, gigabit wireless is actually 2000mbit since its full duplex, and you don't share a single bandwidth with your neighbours on their own separate network (if you have a couple that your network doesn't sit on a unique channel)

I've had one of these for almost 4 years, no issues and an ideal way of connecting more devices to a powerline adapter. Bought it with three TP-Link powerline adapters and it's the only thing that hasn't had to be replaced under warranty.

Better off paying a little extra for a Gigolo bit

MrHot

​I would do it for future proofing, these things don't tend to die.


Its also worth noting if your router is only 10/100 and you are connecting to other devices through it a gig switch will be no better than a 100 mb one anyway as this will also bottle neck.

steveomatic

Its also worth noting if your router is only 10/100 and you are … Its also worth noting if your router is only 10/100 and you are connecting to other devices through it a gig switch will be no better than a 100 mb one anyway as this will also bottle neck.



​Only out to the internet, or any other devices plugged into the router ports.

Hooked this behind the tv cabinet connected to powerline. My games consoles now all get a steady and respectable internet speed.



amour3k

If your using Power Line Adapters with yours, then wouldn't rather a … If your using Power Line Adapters with yours, then wouldn't rather a cheap pre-existing non-used WiFi Router you had from back in the day not suffice instead?


Wired of any kind is better than wifi. The problem with wifi apart from range is that it's so inconsistent due to varying radio conditions. While still showing a connection it scales up/down - so it can be actually operating as low as 1Mbps

Oh, and this is the same price at ebuyer
Edited by: "mikerr" 12th Jul

mikerr

Wired of any kind is better than wifi. The problem with wifi apart from … Wired of any kind is better than wifi. The problem with wifi apart from range is that it's so inconsistent due to varying radio conditions. While still showing a connection it scales up/down - so it can be actually operating as low as 1Mbps Oh, and this is the same price at ebuyer



Hehehe, thanx. :-)
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