TP-LINK TL-SG108 8-Port Metal Gigabit Ethernet Switch - £13.99 (Prime) £17.98 (non prime) or free delivery over £20 (non prime) @ Amazon
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TP-LINK TL-SG108 8-Port Metal Gigabit Ethernet Switch - £13.99 (Prime) £17.98 (non prime) or free delivery over £20 (non prime) @ Amazon

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Found 15th Feb 2016
Cheapest it has been sold directly by Amazon according Camel Camel Camel.

About to get Gigabit internet connection installed so started looking at upgrades to current kit - this seems to be about the best value Gigabit switch available at the moment with countless excellent reviews.
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Yarp good deal, use these for several clients. no issues yet. Metal switches are so much nicer too!
gb internet !?!? holy moly that pees all over my adsl.. where can I get one?
I went with D-link,
Never trusted tp-link much
Dabs do a D-Link (plastic case) for £17.19 (+P&P) So not a bad deal, just so happens my 8 port Netgear had the PSU go pop and I am in need of a replacement! Heat added...
Edited by: "aLV426" 15th Feb 2016
Great price. Ordered to replace a 5 port.
Krizzo3

I went with D-link,Never trusted tp-link much


been using exactly this tp-link one since Nov 2014 without any issues or a restart
steffcip

been using exactly this tp-link one since Nov 2014 without any issues or … been using exactly this tp-link one since Nov 2014 without any issues or a restart


Ive got a mix of dlink, netgear and tp-link.
All fine as well. Its hard to go wrong with an unmanaged switch.
t3rm3y

gb internet !?!? holy moly that pees all over my adsl.. where can I get … gb internet !?!? holy moly that pees all over my adsl.. where can I get one?


You only get those speeds between devices connected to the switch, your down and upstream wont change. Pointless unless you connect between devices in your house, ie your computer and a NAS
andrewcottrell92

You only get those speeds between devices connected to the switch, your … You only get those speeds between devices connected to the switch, your down and upstream wont change. Pointless unless you connect between devices in your house, ie your computer and a NAS


They are talking about a 1Gbps fibre line (FTTP).
Basically instead of the fibre terminating at a node in your street and split up, you get it straight into your home at gigabit speeds.


Edited by: "callum84" 16th Feb 2016
andrewcottrell92

You only get those speeds between devices connected to the switch, your … You only get those speeds between devices connected to the switch, your down and upstream wont change. Pointless unless you connect between devices in your house, ie your computer and a NAS



Not strictly true...when I changed to Virgin Broadband last year I forgot one of my existing switches was only 10/100...Instant way to lose 60Mbps from my 160Mbps connection.
t3rm3y

gb internet !?!? holy moly that pees all over my adsl.. where can I get … gb internet !?!? holy moly that pees all over my adsl.. where can I get one?


not internet. this is for local network. you will still have the same speed what your ISP gives you.
but as long as you use cat5e cables or higher you will get gigabit speeds between your devices
I have this exact model attached to the underside of my desk and currently have PC, XB1, Samsung TV and printer connected to it.

It sits there and just works, so what more can you want from a bit of kit.

Bit of an unsung hero in the home/office network to be honest.

I also have the newer curvier plastic-cased TP-Link switches, TL-SG1008D (8-port) and TL-SG1005D (5-port) and they are the same in that they just work (no faffing about).

The only very slight downside I find with the TL-SG108 is that the power supply socket is on the opposite side to the LAN ports. No biggie if hidden out of sight as most are, but worth a mention as it may put some off.

The plastic-cased switches are more consumer-focused IMHO, as they have all the connections at the rear and look better if 'On Show' with other black AV equipment.






Edited by: "Ripperoo" 16th Feb 2016
Got one of these connected to the TV, Blu-Ray, AppleTV, FireTV, Router, Sky Box, powerline and NAS. Been like that for over a year now without issue.

Great price.
Uridium

Not strictly true...when I changed to Virgin Broadband last year I forgot … Not strictly true...when I changed to Virgin Broadband last year I forgot one of my existing switches was only 10/100...Instant way to lose 60Mbps from my 160Mbps connection.



I had the exact same thing with my Virgin 200Mbps so I had to upgrade the Powerline plugs and my hub to be able to use all that extra speed as the older 10/100 was maxed out.
I got the 5 port one of these and does the job perfectly.
Orange light for 100Mb and Green light for full 1Gb
what is this ?

I just bought this last week is it the same thing ?

amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1
chrisredmayne

what is this ?I just bought this last week is it the same thing … what is this ?I just bought this last week is it the same thing ?https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B000FNFSPY/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1



The one posted here is 10 times faster and has more ports.
Edited by: "bednim" 16th Feb 2016
chrisredmayne

what is this ?I just bought this last week is it the same thing … what is this ?I just bought this last week is it the same thing ?https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B000FNFSPY/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1


That one isn't gigabit - so (potentially) 10× slower
Edited by: "mikerr" 16th Feb 2016
Excellent price. Good build quality and just works.
I only just bought the 5 port version of this for more money from Amazon ! tut.
mikerr

That one isn't gigabit - so (potentially) 10× slower



Ah right! I just have normal sky so it works great for me, guessing this is for fibre broadband
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t3rm3y

gb internet !?!? holy moly that pees all over my adsl.. where can I get … gb internet !?!? holy moly that pees all over my adsl.. where can I get one?



b4rn.org.uk/
jonnoson

http://b4rn.org.uk/


Cracking deal that.
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callum84

Cracking deal that.



It's brilliant isn't it, I can't wait, but a lot of hard to work to get it all dug in to begin with!
jonnoson

It's brilliant isn't it, I can't wait, but a lot of hard to work to get … It's brilliant isn't it, I can't wait, but a lot of hard to work to get it all dug in to begin with!


Yeah. Jealous would be an understatement.:D
am i right in thinking, if i buy one of these and connect it to my 500mb power adapter in my sons bedroom i can connect both his PC and XO at the same time? or any alternative suggestions TIA
I have two TP link switches, both are set up and forget about them. hot price, kool kit!
I have three of these dotted about the house , hooking up synology, tv, games console, ip cameras and they are fantastic, running the rack mount version which does away with the power adapter. amazon.co.uk/TP-…A6/
forcephil

am i right in thinking, if i buy one of these and connect it to my 500mb … am i right in thinking, if i buy one of these and connect it to my 500mb power adapter in my sons bedroom i can connect both his PC and XO at the same time? or any alternative suggestions TIA


Yes
^^ thanks
chrisredmayne

Ah right! I just have normal sky so it works great for me, guessing this … Ah right! I just have normal sky so it works great for me, guessing this is for fibre broadband



It's for keeping a high speed network running ethernet around your home, hook up nas boxes, tv's, games consoles, IP cams, etc via one of these and have a nice gigabit network in your home for file sharing, HD movie watching around your home. No fibre broadband required.
Basic premise of an unmanaged switch( example of a switch in the middle of the picture)

http://www.netgear.co.uk/images/Products/Switches/UnmanagedSwitches/SOHOEthernetSwitchSeries/header-soho-switches-gs308p-connectivity-diagram-large.jpg
Edited by: "esq3585" 16th Feb 2016
The diagram shows a different model GS308P which offers PoE on the ports to power devices such as CCTV requiring power from the cable . The model on sale does not offer this .There is a big price difference between the two devices.
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TechGreek

The diagram shows a different model GS308P which offers PoE on the ports … The diagram shows a different model GS308P which offers PoE on the ports to power devices such as CCTV requiring power from the cable . The model on sale does not offer this .There is a big price difference between the two devices.


The diagram is just to show a basic idea of what an unmanaged switch can do , it wasn't to be factual to the item in the deal.
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