TP Link network 5 port at Currys for £6.49
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TP Link network 5 port at Currys for £6.49

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Found 24th Jun 2017
Got this as my Sky Q internet box only has two ports. Only had it online so went to Maplin who price matched. Not a bad price and three year warranty. Maplin weren't impressed.
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Too slow only 100Mbps

IMHO this is a better deal
Edited by: "TheBiker" 24th Jun 2017
TheBiker

Too slow only 100MbpsIMHO this is a better deal



??? well that one you posted is too slow, this is a better deal.

All depends on your network needs.
Good for what it is, not everyone really needs gigabit speeds and for £6.49 who gives a fig if you have to replace it when you do decide to go gigglebit.
Buy cheap buy twice.
For home networking, this is totally sufficient. Very few people move actual large files about regularly enough to warrant *needing* gb speeds.
For TV, even 4k, 100mb is enough.

And remember kids, bandwidth doesn't equal ping...
TheBiker

Buy cheap buy twice.



bilbob

For home networking, this is totally sufficient. Very few people move … For home networking, this is totally sufficient. Very few people move actual large files about regularly enough to warrant *needing* gb speeds. For TV, even 4k, 100mb is enough. And remember kids, bandwidth doesn't equal ping...



Surely you understand that faster equals better even if not today tomorrrow you may need it.
Is this really necessary in the house since you can share on a wifi bridge?? For an office maybe.
Does this improve signal and speeds?
Not much of a bargain when the Gigabit version is only £12, and less when there is a sale on.
TheBiker2 h, 2 m ago

Surely you understand that faster equals better even if not today …Surely you understand that faster equals better even if not today tomorrrow you may need it.


But tomorrow, faster will be £6.49, lower power, and just better. Buy cheap, buy cheap.
Edited by: "friar_chris" 24th Jun 2017
I would really like some advice I have two kodi boxes in different rooms in another country and when I use the one in the bedroom it keeps buffering, what do I need I use to get the signal to it please
TheBiker

Buy cheap buy twice.

bilbob

For home networking, this is totally sufficient. Very few people move … For home networking, this is totally sufficient. Very few people move actual large files about regularly enough to warrant *needing* gb speeds. For TV, even 4k, 100mb is enough. And remember kids, bandwidth doesn't equal ping...


Surely you can see it's 6 quid????
AAR0N

Does this improve signal and speeds?



Nope
Heat for the deal, for what it is I wouldn't want to pay any more than that.

FWIW and I know this is HotUKdeals - 100Mbps network has a theoretical throughput of 12.5MB/s, divide that by 4 and you get 3.125MB/s, most streaming services need around 3Mbps, so this will just do, you might experience glitching if all 4 ports are streaming (contention on the 5th port). Of course it all depends on your application, if you have the Virgin Media 200Mbps service obviously this isn't the best choice...
ericabro

I would really like some advice I have two kodi boxes in different rooms … I would really like some advice I have two kodi boxes in different rooms in another country and when I use the one in the bedroom it keeps buffering, what do I need I use to get the signal to it please


Wi fi Extender
aLV4262 h, 24 m ago

Heat for the deal, for what it is I wouldn't want to pay any more than …Heat for the deal, for what it is I wouldn't want to pay any more than that. FWIW and I know this is HotUKdeals - 100Mbps network has a theoretical throughput of 12.5MB/s, divide that by 4 and you get 3.125MB/s, most streaming services need around 3Mbps, so this will just do, you might experience glitching if all 4 ports are streaming (contention on the 5th port). Of course it all depends on your application, if you have the Virgin Media 200Mbps service obviously this isn't the best choice...


3.125MB/s = 25Mbps just saying
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TheBiker

Too slow only 100MbpsIMHO this is a better deal



Fine for OPs intended purpose.
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ericabro

I would really like some advice I have two kodi boxes in different rooms … I would really like some advice I have two kodi boxes in different rooms in another country and when I use the one in the bedroom it keeps buffering, what do I need I use to get the signal to it please



Copper instead of wifi.
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TheBiker

Buy cheap buy twice.



Can I just clarify that's a Focus in your profile picture?
aLV426

Heat for the deal, for what it is I wouldn't want to pay any more than … Heat for the deal, for what it is I wouldn't want to pay any more than that. FWIW and I know this is HotUKdeals - 100Mbps network has a theoretical throughput of 12.5MB/s, divide that by 4 and you get 3.125MB/s, most streaming services need around 3Mbps, so this will just do, you might experience glitching if all 4 ports are streaming (contention on the 5th port). Of course it all depends on your application, if you have the Virgin Media 200Mbps service obviously this isn't the best choice...


You've mixed your MB and Mb at the end there. 3.125MB/s is of course 25Mbps (100/4!) so your 3Mbps stream is fine. And the stream quality would gracefully degrade anyway so you'd not see any glitches.

This particular model is quite handy as it requires 5V and you can get/make a barrel connector to usb cable and power it from your PC USB port. I use it for my raspberry pi collection and power the pis and the switch from the same 4-port USB power hub.
Edited by: "kingosticks" 24th Jun 2017
rejcomp

3.125MB/s = 25Mbps just saying



Yeah, like I said, this is HotUKdeals....
kingosticks

You've mixed your MB and Mb at the end there. 3.125MB/s is of course … You've mixed your MB and Mb at the end there. 3.125MB/s is of course 25Mbps (100/4!) so your 3Mbps stream is fine. And the stream quality would gracefully degrade anyway so you'd not see any glitches. This particular model is quite handy as it requires 5V and you can get/make a barrel connector to usb cable and power it from your PC USB port. I use it for my raspberry pi collection and power the pis and the switch from the same 4-port USB power hub.



Yeah, like I said, this is HotUKdeals....
aLV426

Yeah, like I said, this is HotUKdeals....



I'm not sure I follow you, a deal still has to be fit for purpose. Your breakdown, with the corrected numbers is important and relevant to this being a good deal or not. A 10Mbps switch for 65p would not be a good deal (these days).
Edited by: "kingosticks" 25th Jun 2017
I use this for the TV and all of the devices there to connect to the single ethernet cable which runs to the router. Our internet is only 80mb anyway and it works just fine connecting Sky Q to the other boxes around the house. Works far better with that than WiFi has ever done.
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kingosticks

You've mixed your MB and Mb at the end there. 3.125MB/s is of course … You've mixed your MB and Mb at the end there. 3.125MB/s is of course 25Mbps (100/4!) so your 3Mbps stream is fine. And the stream quality would gracefully degrade anyway so you'd not see any glitches. This particular model is quite handy as it requires 5V and you can get/make a barrel connector to usb cable and power it from your PC USB port. I use it for my raspberry pi collection and power the pis and the switch from the same 4-port USB power hub.



Agreed someone forgot there are 8 bits in a byte....
Noob question:
What does this do? "/
aLV426

Heat for the deal, for what it is I wouldn't want to pay any more than … Heat for the deal, for what it is I wouldn't want to pay any more than that. FWIW and I know this is HotUKdeals - 100Mbps network has a theoretical throughput of 12.5MB/s, divide that by 4 and you get 3.125MB/s, most streaming services need around 3Mbps, so this will just do, you might experience glitching if all 4 ports are streaming (contention on the 5th port). Of course it all depends on your application, if you have the Virgin Media 200Mbps service obviously this isn't the best choice...


Why are you dividing by 4?
bluenotesmiley

Why are you dividing by 4?


4 ports...
aLV426

4 ports...


That isn't how they work. Each port will support 100Mb up and down simultaneously across all 5 ports. It has a backplane bandwidth of 1Gb.
bluenotesmiley

That isn't how they work. Each port will support 100Mb up and down … That isn't how they work. Each port will support 100Mb up and down simultaneously across all 5 ports. It has a backplane bandwidth of 1Gb.



Like I said before this is HotUKdeals...
Heat Added, Very Cheap for what it is. Suits the needs of many, maybe not the few. I stream using Steam Links and XBOX so i would go for a gigabit connection just for added speed security but shy of doing something like that or having top package virginmedia this would do the job.
Edited by: "steevhan" 3rd Jul 2017
aLV426

Like I said before this is HotUKdeals...


I'm not sure why you think that is a justification for giving wrong info out...oO

Heat for the deal - not everything needs gigabit.
Looks like Amazon have price matched! link here rather than new post OP deserves all credit.

amazon.co.uk/TP-…PY/
Edited by moderator: "Jul 03, 2017 16:31" 3rd Jul 2017
bluenotesmiley

That isn't how they work. Each port will support 100Mb up and down … That isn't how they work. Each port will support 100Mb up and down simultaneously across all 5 ports. It has a backplane bandwidth of 1Gb.


While that is the case for most enterprise switches, it's not a given and its often not the case for cheap home network switches. This model describes a maximum bandwidth of 200mbps which is what I would expect given the price.
kingosticks

While that is the case for most enterprise switches, it's not a given and … While that is the case for most enterprise switches, it's not a given and its often not the case for cheap home network switches. This model describes a maximum bandwidth of 200mbps which is what I would expect given the price.



200Mbps refers to the full duplex of a 100Mbps port (100 upload + 100 download simultaneously ).

The backplane is stated as 1Gbps :
static.tp-link.com/res…pdf

At the end of the day it's a cheap £6.49 switch !

Edited by: "mikerr" 5th Jul 2017
mikerr

200Mbps refers to the full duplex of a 100Mbps port (100 upload + 100 … 200Mbps refers to the full duplex of a 100Mbps port (100 upload + 100 download simultaneously ). The backplane is stated as 1Gbps :http://static.tp-link.com/res/down/doc/TL-SF1005D_V12_Datasheet.pdfAt the end of the day it's a cheap £6.49 switch !


Totally right on both counts!
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