TP-LINK TL-SG108 8 Port Metal Gigabit Ethernet Switch £18.98 (Prime) / £23.73 (non Prime) at Amazon
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TP-LINK TL-SG108 8 Port Metal Gigabit Ethernet Switch £18.98 (Prime) / £23.73 (non Prime) at Amazon

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Found 5th Mar
Price was just reduced. Seems decent.
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Just replaced one like that with a different one for a similar price...


TP-LINK TL-SG1008D-V6 8 Port Gigabit Desktop Switch amazon.co.uk/dp/…IYG

I really don't like the way the power cable comes out the opposite side of the box to the ethernet cables - very hard to make look neat...
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What does this do??
SajidAli-ad629.061134 m ago

What does this do??


Most routers have only 4 available ethernet ports for devices. This will use 1 but give you 7 more + the remaining on the router.
Edited by: "rev6" 5th Mar
rev64 m ago

Most routers have only 4 available ethernet ports for devices. This will …Most routers have only 4 available ethernet ports for devices. This will use 1 but give you 7 more + the remaining on the router.


Ah I see.
rev61 h, 30 m ago

Most routers have only 4 available ethernet ports for devices. This will …Most routers have only 4 available ethernet ports for devices. This will use 1 but give you 7 more + the remaining on the router.


why need 8
We can give an example of the average home. I say average but in reality I have no clue.

PS4, X1, Tivo/Sky, PC, HTPC, AV Receiver, NAS, TV, Powerline adapter, Sonos, Android box... Etc.
Just replaced one like that with a different one for a similar price...


TP-LINK TL-SG1008D-V6 8 Port Gigabit Desktop Switch amazon.co.uk/dp/…IYG

I really don't like the way the power cable comes out the opposite side of the box to the ethernet cables - very hard to make look neat...
@Garnett second that, especially when wall mounted, a trailing power cable from one side doesnt look nice.
SajidAli-ad629.061137 h, 17 m ago

Ah I see.


To simplify...

It uses two ports actually... One from the router and one from the switch. You end up with 10 ports (3 + 7) rather than 11 (4 + 7).

Might sound like I'm being a bit picky but you'd be surprised at how many people don't realise and end up with too few ports for what they want to do.
Edited by: "the__cat" 5th Mar
MSK.9 h, 32 m ago

@EN1GMA





still on the fence with the hue stuff. I want to but its expensive when taking the hub, wall switch and lights themselves into consideration.
argosextra10 h, 20 m ago

why need 8


Some people need more than the 4 ports you usually get with a modem/router. if you've got a couple of desktop PCs, a network storage device, networked printer, sky box, smart TV, power line adaptors, you soon use up sockets and wireless isn't always the best choice.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 5th Mar
Garnett8 h, 22 m ago

Just replaced one like that with a different one for a similar …Just replaced one like that with a different one for a similar price...TP-LINK TL-SG1008D-V6 8 Port Gigabit Desktop Switch https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001EVGIYGI really don't like the way the power cable comes out the opposite side of the box to the ethernet cables - very hard to make look neat...



Similar reason why I opted for a TRENDnet TEG-S80g (£15.99 delivered from Dabs outlet on evilbay many years ago). In need of another network switch so will either purchase another TRENDnet or may try one of the TP-Link switches that you linked to as that is around the same price as I paid for my current one.

trendnet.com/pro…80g
Edited by: "cheekster" 5th Mar
Used one of these on my Sky Q silver main box to hardware the mini boxes via Ethernet. No problems so far.
Garnett5th Mar

Just replaced one like that with a different one for a similar …Just replaced one like that with a different one for a similar price...TP-LINK TL-SG1008D-V6 8 Port Gigabit Desktop Switch https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001EVGIYGI really don't like the way the power cable comes out the opposite side of the box to the ethernet cables - very hard to make look neat...


how's the new one?
I've been thinking of that one as well
robodan9181 h, 55 m ago

how's the new one? I've been thinking of that one as well


Working perfectly so far. Straight forward to set up (so was the previous one to be fair though) and continues to deliver cable management zen...
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