TP-LINK TL-SG1005D V6 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps Unmanaged Desktop Switch £10.99  (Prime) / £14.98 (non Prime) @ Amazon
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TP-LINK TL-SG1005D V6 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps Unmanaged Desktop Switch £10.99 (Prime) / £14.98 (non Prime) @ Amazon

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Found 14th Dec 2015
Excellent little bit of kit.
This was about the cheapest I could find.

5 Gigabit Auto-negotiation RJ45 ports, supporting Auto MDI/MDIX
Green Ethernet technology enables up to 85% power saving
IEEE 802.3x flow control provides reliable data transfer
Plug and play, no configuration required
Lifetime warranty
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Has this got the WOL (Wake-On-Lan) function? Otherwise this is not very good.

If not, can anyone recommend one please?
What are these for?
Gollywood

What are these for?



They're like a multi socket power lead for data connections between computing equipment.
frogbog

Has this got the WOL (Wake-On-Lan) function? Otherwise this is not very … Has this got the WOL (Wake-On-Lan) function? Otherwise this is not very good.If not, can anyone recommend one please?



Unmanaged, so no web interface so no ability to send a WOL packet if that's what you mean.
frogbog

Has this got the WOL (Wake-On-Lan) function? Otherwise this is not very … Has this got the WOL (Wake-On-Lan) function? Otherwise this is not very good.If not, can anyone recommend one please?



Out of interest, do you mean that a switch needs to have WOL for the equipment plugged into the switch to receive the 'magic packet', or do you mean WOL for the switch itself??
Thanks for your help guys. I'll explain a little further.....

In my House, currently my setup is:-
A standard home/office pc (Upstairs)
A media pc (Downstairs)
A Virgin Media Superhub Router (Upstairs)
A TP-Link SG1008 switch (Downstairs)

My main pc is connected directly to the VM router upstairs. An ethernet cable then runs from the VM router to the TP-Link switch downstairs which then has further ethernet connections distributed...one of them being my media pc.

Before I got the TP-Link switch, I used to have the media-pc directly connected to the VM router and if I sent a WOL command to the media-pc it would wake up fine, but since the switch has been added due to more devices, my WOL command doesn't work anymore.

Any ideas?
Thanks OP. Ordered and heat added!
WOL is an IP based command. it should make no difference of the router/switch you have...

might be a problem with the receiver: firewall/Antivirus/Drivers...
Gollywood

What are these for?


five, actually!
Bought one of these the other day. Works perfectly. I forgot you needed a router with this. Can be worked around by manually inputting static IP addresses.

Who says LAN gaming is dead?
Thanks johnro....I've tried everything such as disabling antivirus, firewall, but can't get it to work...any advice would be much appreciated.
johnro

WOL is an IP based command. it should make no difference of the … WOL is an IP based command. it should make no difference of the router/switch you have...might be a problem with the receiver: firewall/Antivirus/Drivers...



Protocol wide yes, but there also the possibility the switch is filtering the packets, (unlikely but given the only change is the switch addition possible) or its one of the new "green" switches that power down the ports when there is no active client, or its powering them up but taking its time to wake up the link and the first packet of the magic packet is lost so it never receives a valid WOL command as its one packet short..

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gavin1

Protocol wide yes, but there also the possibility the switch is filtering … Protocol wide yes, but there also the possibility the switch is filtering the packets, (unlikely but given the only change is the switch addition possible) or its one of the new "green" switches that power down the ports when there is no active client, or its powering them up but taking its time to wake up the link and the first packet of the magic packet is lost so it never receives a valid WOL command as its one packet short..



I think your spot-on....This is a new green switch and powers down the ports. So whats the answer in getting it to work then?
frogbog

II think your spot-on....This is a new green switch and powers down the … II think your spot-on....This is a new green switch and powers down the ports. So whats the answer in getting it to work then?



Read the manual, but as these type of switches tend to be unmanaged there may be nothing you can do. Your PC NIC may have a way to send a hearbeat to the router to stop is sleeping but that depends a great deal on the NIC and what it can do.

You could try and send more magic packets, hoping one gets through, or download and install Wireshark on end PC to see if they are even getting to the end PC. Be warned Wireshark is very powerful but a bit intimidating to use at first..

Edited by: "gavin1" 14th Dec 2015
Is this a poe switch?
if my router and pc is downstairs,but i have another pc,playstation and smart box upstairs,can i use this upstairs combined with a powerpoint adapter to hardwire all my stuff upstairs,?
Quick question for the experts out there.... I have my house networked and already have an 8 port switch on one of the ports from my router. Will these work if I buy 2 of them and add them to other ports to allow more connections on my network?
sandmanNI

Is this a poe switch?



Sorry no, and you probably need to be thinking on the £30 plus mark for POE switches. Remember also some devices do not use the standard POE settings, so check any POE device power requirements carefully before powering it on..

phunny12000

if my router and pc is downstairs,but i have another pc,playstation and … if my router and pc is downstairs,but i have another pc,playstation and smart box upstairs,can i use this upstairs combined with a powerpoint adapter to hardwire all my stuff upstairs,?



Not sure what you mean by "Smart box", I guess a TV box, say like a Roku box or Internet capable Freeview box, in which case YES. Remember this is wired so there will be cables to consider if they are not all together.

Black Mac

Quick question for the experts out there.... I have my house networked … Quick question for the experts out there.... I have my house networked and already have an 8 port switch on one of the ports from my router. Will these work if I buy 2 of them and add them to other ports to allow more connections on my network?



Yes, but it may be better to get something like the SG1008D, that has 8 posts, (or even go to a 16 porter) as each extra switch needs a wired connection and a plug if all the devices are close together. That way you only have one plug and only use one wired connection to connect them. You can daisy chain them, a typical home router will have 100 Dynamic IP addresses by default, but up to 253 if you alter the settings however the wiring gets a mess..

Edited by: "gavin1" 14th Dec 2015
Thanks, Gavin. Appreciate your advice.
I havee Powerline Adapter in one room with 1 port. If I connect this to the Powerline Adapter, I get 5 additional ports/connections out of it??
Gollywood

I havee Powerline Adapter in one room with 1 port. If I connect this to … I havee Powerline Adapter in one room with 1 port. If I connect this to the Powerline Adapter, I get 5 additional ports/connections out of it??



No, you'll get 4 extra, as you'll need to use one port to connect the power line adapter to this switch.

Generally power line is not as fast as the boxes make them seen, they tend to add speeds each way, which is not how you normally measure a network speed. You'll not get gigabit speeds. An AV500 speed powerline unit will generally run at about 100mbs in "old" networking terms.
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