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TP-Link LS1005G 5-Port Desktop/Wallmount Gigabit Ethernet Switch - £10.12 at Amazon (+£4.49 Non-Prime)

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Increase the speed of your network with 5 gigabit ports. Non-blocking, 5 10/100/100 Mbps ports enables instant transferring of large, bandwidth intensive files without interference.
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Get the 8, you'll always find you are running out of ports and end up bloody daisy chaining
MR112319/01/2020 21:05

Say if I want ethernet upstairs to 2 bedrooms, do I use one of these?


For something particularly straightforward like that, I'd honestly be looking at powerlines rather than cabling. You have some demonstrable speed degradation but not noticeable in real world use and you can move the powerlines wherever the device goes in the future without the faff of rerouting.
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Get the 8, you'll always find you are running out of ports and end up bloody daisy chaining
Had the same one of these for about 5 years still going strong. I find the 5 ports ample as most of the attachments nowadays are wireless like Fire stick and NowTV etc. So only use 3 of the ports on the switch.
Thanks, need one of these to add to my Google WiFi as it only has 1 port.
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powerbrick19/01/2020 18:24

Get the 8, you'll always find you are running out of ports and end up …Get the 8, you'll always find you are running out of ports and end up bloody daisy chaining


Depends on your topology I have a 24port in the rack but got one of these in the lab as I only had 4 ports in there.
Always useful
Say if I want ethernet upstairs to 2 bedrooms, do I use one of these?
MR112319/01/2020 21:05

Say if I want ethernet upstairs to 2 bedrooms, do I use one of these?


Yup, think of it as a 'splitter', for all intents and purposes.
amazon.co.uk/gp/…SEQ

Much difference? Picked that up for £14 and can still return it.
Thanks OP, have been after one of these, cracking price
jcg19/01/2020 21:06

Yup, think of it as a 'splitter', for all intents and purposes.


Thanks are these simply plug in ethernet and it works or does it need power from socket?

Edit: just looked and it needs power.
Thanks anyway
Edited by: "MR1123" 19th Jan
powerbrick19/01/2020 18:24

Get the 8, you'll always find you are running out of ports and end up …Get the 8, you'll always find you are running out of ports and end up bloody daisy chaining


Get a 24 and do the whole house back to a node 0
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MR112319/01/2020 21:05

Say if I want ethernet upstairs to 2 bedrooms, do I use one of these?


Yes, or use the pets on the back of the router there are usually 4 built in.
MR112319/01/2020 21:05

Say if I want ethernet upstairs to 2 bedrooms, do I use one of these?


What would likely be easiest is to take a single cable from downstairs to upstairs and then use one of these upstairs to split further. So router downstairs cabled to switch upstairs (this thing) and then up to 4 cables out from switch to points upstairs.
MR112319/01/2020 21:05

Say if I want ethernet upstairs to 2 bedrooms, do I use one of these?


For something particularly straightforward like that, I'd honestly be looking at powerlines rather than cabling. You have some demonstrable speed degradation but not noticeable in real world use and you can move the powerlines wherever the device goes in the future without the faff of rerouting.
daanuk19/01/2020 22:21

For something particularly straightforward like that, I'd honestly be …For something particularly straightforward like that, I'd honestly be looking at powerlines rather than cabling. You have some demonstrable speed degradation but not noticeable in real world use and you can move the powerlines wherever the device goes in the future without the faff of rerouting.


Thanks had them already, they weren't reliable so put them in storage. After a few years got them back out and maybe they stopped support or whatever but it won't connect at all.
ghostm4n19/01/2020 22:13

What would likely be easiest is to take a single cable from downstairs to …What would likely be easiest is to take a single cable from downstairs to upstairs and then use one of these upstairs to split further. So router downstairs cabled to switch upstairs (this thing) and then up to 4 cables out from switch to points upstairs.


I use homplugs instead of running wires between different floors. Then connect homplugs to switch.
Edited by: "mhd143" 19th Jan
MR112319/01/2020 22:25

Thanks had them already, they weren't reliable so put them in storage. …Thanks had them already, they weren't reliable so put them in storage. After a few years got them back out and maybe they stopped support or whatever but it won't connect at all.


I had the same issue with the older BT powerlines. We now have the TP LINK AV1200 and they're superb and the degradation is almost lossless. Maybe something to look into - although obviously a more expensive solution than a piece of cat-5/6 and a switch.
Yep, can second homeplugs.
Phone line comes in via back bedroom upstairs, and wifi has never gave good signal through the house no matter what provider we have had over the years. Got 6 homeplugs round the house, never had a days issue with any, and they werent mega expensive either....with the one in the living room going into a TP-Link5 port switch, lol, for the XBox One X, Amazon 4k Fire TV Box, TV, and Skybox.
MR112319/01/2020 21:34

Thanks are these simply plug in ethernet and it works or does it need …Thanks are these simply plug in ethernet and it works or does it need power from socket? Edit: just looked and it needs power.Thanks anyway


Yes it has it's own power supply and remember u can only use 4 of the ports, one will be used to connect to ur router
MR112319/01/2020 22:25

Thanks had them already, they weren't reliable so put them in storage. …Thanks had them already, they weren't reliable so put them in storage. After a few years got them back out and maybe they stopped support or whatever but it won't connect at all.


I assumed you had had issues with homeplugs. I have tried so many of them. They all work great to start with, but I just kept getting issues and if you are gaming you do not want issues. My son used to moan, I used to moan, so in the end I bit the bullet and cabled throughout. The difference is amazing. Now it all just works, always.
ghostm4n19/01/2020 23:00

I assumed you had had issues with homeplugs. I have tried so many of them. …I assumed you had had issues with homeplugs. I have tried so many of them. They all work great to start with, but I just kept getting issues and if you are gaming you do not want issues. My son used to moan, I used to moan, so in the end I bit the bullet and cabled throughout. The difference is amazing. Now it all just works, always.


Sounds like your house wiring needs checking out if you have had issues with multiple powerline setups
powerbrick19/01/2020 18:24

Get the 8, you'll always find you are running out of ports and end up …Get the 8, you'll always find you are running out of ports and end up bloody daisy chaining



I got th 8, I need the 16 , But If I do buy another house or change flooring on this one again in the future I'll Upgrage to 24 or 48 ports & have cables going to every room

I also have cat 5e at the moment which I'll probably have to dig up and replace
Edited by: "montana78" 20th Jan
39717098-0nQmw.jpgThis 16 port any good? Or is there a better one?
montana7820/01/2020 01:32

[Image] This 16 port any good? Or is there a better one?


10/100 ports
montana7820/01/2020 01:32

[Image] This 16 port any good? Or is there a better one?


Nooooooooooo,or at least I wouldn't because that's not a Gigabit router.

To be fair it depends on whether you will need more than 100MB,but why would you limit yourself from day 1?
Edited by: "ghostm4n" 20th Jan
Leftfield_2k219/01/2020 23:07

Sounds like your house wiring needs checking out if you have had issues …Sounds like your house wiring needs checking out if you have had issues with multiple powerline setups


Disconnect everything and see if that improves matters.
Then start turning things on, one at a time, - you might be able to identify the offending device.
I found that a led lamp was disrupting the network.
powerbrick19/01/2020 18:24

Get the 8, you'll always find you are running out of ports and end up …Get the 8, you'll always find you are running out of ports and end up bloody daisy chaining


Hi @powerbrick

Out of interest, does "daisy chaining" affect the strength?
agaveworm20/01/2020 09:16

Hi @powerbrick Out of interest, does "daisy chaining" affect the strength?


Shouldn't do. These are network switches as opposed to routers (daisy chaining those add network delay) and use their own hardware to split the network signal. You're really only going to be limited by the incoming speed of your broadband. Obviously you need to bear in that more switches = more plugs and cables.

If you want a more complex mathematical answer, the first reply in this thread is fairly comprehensive:

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miffyl19/01/2020 21:29

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0000E5SEQMuch difference? Picked that up …https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0000E5SEQMuch difference? Picked that up for £14 and can still return it.


No difference in performance.
I do need to get one too, keep putting it off. There is another design, where I think the ports are at the back along with adaptor connection so it gives a nicer look if sitting under a TV stand. Other than this, does anyone know any other major differences? Model number TL-SG1008D. Thanks.
daanuk19/01/2020 22:21

For something particularly straightforward like that, I'd honestly be …For something particularly straightforward like that, I'd honestly be looking at powerlines rather than cabling. You have some demonstrable speed degradation but not noticeable in real world use and you can move the powerlines wherever the device goes in the future without the faff of rerouting.


Sounds good but what do you mean by powerlines....sorry not that good with these things.
bfam20/01/2020 10:05

Sounds good but what do you mean by powerlines....sorry not that good with …Sounds good but what do you mean by powerlines....sorry not that good with these things.


So a powerline adapter (you might see them referred to as home plugs) is a small plug socket solution to extend ethernet around your house and uses the electrical circuits you have wired in to carry the packet data to your remote devices.

You have one plug near your router, which you connect to your router with a short ethernet cable. You then plug in the twin powerline plug anywhere in your house with a socket and this effectively becomes a network switch and you just then take another short cable to your device.

So if your router was in the loft you could use a power line to create an ethernet port in your lounge, say.

You can add as many as you want (to an extent - manufacturers will vary the number) so you can give the kids a wired connection for their console, you can put one in your shed - anywhere there's a socket connected to the mains.

They've been a game changer for us, as we're in a listed building and wouldn't necessarily get permission to run cabling.

I've attached a visualisation of how it works.

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daanuk20/01/2020 10:14

So a powerline adapter (you might see them referred to as home plugs) is a …So a powerline adapter (you might see them referred to as home plugs) is a small plug socket solution to extend ethernet around your house and uses the electrical circuits you have wired in to carry the packet data to your remote devices.You have one plug near your router, which you connect to your router with a short ethernet cable. You then plug in the twin powerline plug anywhere in your house with a socket and this effectively becomes a network switch and you just then take another short cable to your device.So if your router was in the loft you could use a power line to create an ethernet port in your lounge, say.You can add as many as you want (to an extent - manufacturers will vary the number) so you can give the kids a wired connection for their console, you can put one in your shed - anywhere there's a socket connected to the mains.They've been a game changer for us, as we're in a listed building and wouldn't necessarily get permission to run cabling. I've attached a visualisation of how it works. [Image]


Brilliant...thank you so much

Can you reccomend some?
bfam20/01/2020 10:19

Brilliant...thank you so muchCan you reccomend some?


I'm slightly loathe to recommend anything specifically as people's usage is different from house to house. We use TP LINK AV1200 mainly because they were on a deal a while back.

This sort of product would be the sort of thing you are after though. It'll extend your WiFi range and give you extra ethernet ports:
amazon.co.uk/dp/…S3F

Have a search for powerline starter kit or powerline wifi kit, etc, and you'll start to build up a picture of what would work for you.
daanuk20/01/2020 10:26

I'm slightly loathe to recommend anything specifically as people's usage …I'm slightly loathe to recommend anything specifically as people's usage is different from house to house. We use TP LINK AV1200 mainly because they were on a deal a while back.This sort of product would be the sort of thing you are after though. It'll extend your WiFi range and give you extra ethernet ports: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07N1HDMFR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_e-xjEbBJCDS3FHave a search for powerline starter kit or powerline wifi kit, etc, and you'll start to build up a picture of what would work for you.


Thank you for this. Really appreciate your help buddy
bfam20/01/2020 10:37

Thank you for this. Really appreciate your help buddy


My pleasure. I'm only an amateur enthusiast with these kind of things but hopefully I know enough to have put you on the right track! Do feel free to PM me if you find something you fancy and want a second opinion.
If you can use cabling ...even if it is tricky to get installed go with that ...
cabling is far more reliable than homeplugs/ powerline units.
I have had 3 different types - TP-Link (hardware all failed eventually) .. SimplerNetworks & ARCNET (BT offer on here) ... I needed 4 plugs for our setup
They worked generally but occasionally they would just stop ... switch off .. reset ...reconnect ...
put them beside each other ... go through reset again ... move plug to destination crossing fingers it would work again ... phew back online again after messing around.
The distance the signal needs to travel through your home wiring makes a difference it is not unlimited ... most modern houses should be OK
Using WiFi was also tricky for us as our stone walls are so thick , signal blocked from one end to other

Now have cabling installed into 2x 8 port Gbit switches then to router ... The lack of aggravation now is well worth the difficulty of running cables to start with.

As has been said above ...if you were to run one cable then find you have 2/3 devices to plug into it, then the OP unit is ideal.
We have that situation but have worked around it by using old routers = Free (the bonus is they give Wifi access point too )
Wildboar20/01/2020 12:11

If you can use cabling ...even if it is tricky to get installed go with …If you can use cabling ...even if it is tricky to get installed go with that ...cabling is far more reliable than homeplugs/ powerline units.I have had 3 different types - TP-Link (hardware all failed eventually) .. SimplerNetworks & ARCNET (BT offer on here) ... I needed 4 plugs for our setupThey worked generally but occasionally they would just stop ... switch off .. reset ...reconnect ... put them beside each other ... go through reset again ... move plug to destination crossing fingers it would work again ... phew back online again after messing around.The distance the signal needs to travel through your home wiring makes a difference it is not unlimited ... most modern houses should be OK Using WiFi was also tricky for us as our stone walls are so thick , signal blocked from one end to otherNow have cabling installed into 2x 8 port Gbit switches then to router ... The lack of aggravation now is well worth the difficulty of running cables to start with.As has been said above ...if you were to run one cable then find you have 2/3 devices to plug into it, then the OP unit is ideal.We have that situation but have worked around it by using old routers = Free (the bonus is they give Wifi access point too )


Interesting. Would want some wi fi extenders that are reliable as they will be a little bit expensive for me to replace after the warranty expires.

My house wiring is old, as in 1957 so I wonder if that's going to be a problem.
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