TP-LINK V6 New Version 8-Port Unmanaged Gigabit Desktop Switch - £12.49 (Prime) / £16.48 (Non Prime) - Amazon
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TP-LINK V6 New Version 8-Port Unmanaged Gigabit Desktop Switch - £12.49 (Prime) / £16.48 (Non Prime) - Amazon

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Found 25th Mar 2016
I've been looking for a new switch for the upper part of my abode. This one seems decent enough. 4.7 out of 5 stars over 1,033 reviews.

On a side note. Can you run a switch to a switch to double up ports?

TP Link's 8-Port Gigabit desktop switch provides you an easy way to make the transition to Gigabit Ethernet, increase the speed of your network server and backbone connections, or make Gigabit to the desktop a reality. With a low power consumption design and innovative energy-efficient technology, the TL-SG1008D can save up to 80% of power consumption, making it an eco-friendly solution for your home or office network. With 8 10/100/1000 Mbps ports, the TL-SG1008D greatly expands your network capacity, enabling instant large files transferring, and letting power users move large, bandwidth-intensive files faster.

This new generation switch features the latest innovative energy-efficient technologies that can greatly expand your network capacity with much less power. It automatically adjusts power consumption according to the link status and cable length to limit the carbon footprint of your network. When a computer or network equipment is off, the corresponding port of a traditional switch will continue to consume considerable amounts of power. The TL-SG1008D automatically detects the link status of each port and reduces the power consumption of ports that are idle, resulting in an up to 80% reduction in power use.

The built-in auto features of this switch make installation plug and play and hassle-free. Features include Auto MDI/MDIX (which eliminates the need for crossover cables) and Auto-negotiation, which senses the link speed of a network device and intelligently adjusts for compatibility and optimal performance.
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On a side note. Can you run a switch to a switch to double up ports, I'd assume there is no issues?
BuzzDuraband

On a side note. Can you run a switch to a switch to double up ports, I'd … On a side note. Can you run a switch to a switch to double up ports, I'd assume there is no issues?



Yes, but it's not quiet double - you obviously lose one port.
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topss

Yes, but it's not quiet double - you obviously lose one port.



Thanks, topss. So I would assume it's just your standard ethernet cable from on to the other?
BuzzDuraband

Thanks, topss. So I would assume it's just your standard ethernet cable … Thanks, topss. So I would assume it's just your standard ethernet cable from on to the other?



Yep, any standard cat5e/6 ethernet cable should be fine.
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topss

Yep, any standard cat5e/6 ethernet cable should be fine.



Legend. Thanks, topss
BuzzDuraband

Legend. Thanks, topss



It will work, just consider the traffic so this link to not become congested. Some switches have special uplink port but don't bother.
I've got this switch; I like the fact the power connection is at the back along with the ports. Great price OP just wish I'd waited a bit longer!
bluefish2303

I've got this switch; I like the fact the power connection is at the back … I've got this switch; I like the fact the power connection is at the back along with the ports. Great price OP just wish I'd waited a bit longer!


If you bought from amazon, go into chat,they will usually refund the difference. I know as I have just done it.
just trying to figure out if the benefits of having one of these? I've got a 100mbps Virgin broadband. how can I use this to increase my speed or signal around the house?
Figo_Rulz11

just trying to figure out if the benefits of having one of these? I've … just trying to figure out if the benefits of having one of these? I've got a 100mbps Virgin broadband. how can I use this to increase my speed or signal around the house?



If you're using wi-fi at the moment it'll be far quicker - even the best wifi out there will struggle to give you 100mb when multiple devices are on it

Use this to connect any devices with Ethernet to the network instead if WiFi
Does this have poe to run ip cameras in the home? I just want to connect pc smart tv's ps4 and ip cameras x2 to my bt hub
Eggbert

Does this have poe to run ip cameras in the home? I just want to connect … Does this have poe to run ip cameras in the home? I just want to connect pc smart tv's ps4 and ip cameras x2 to my bt hub



​No you need a proper PoE switch and ideally you need to know the total wattage you'll be using. Alternatively, you may be able to use PoE injectors.
BuzzDuraband

Legend. Thanks, topss



​Whatever you do, do not double link otherwise you'll cause a network storm. Try to balance the load on the two switches so that not too much traffic is passing through the slower 'uplink'.
chatanm

If you're using wi-fi at the moment it'll be far quicker - even the best … If you're using wi-fi at the moment it'll be far quicker - even the best wifi out there will struggle to give you 100mb when multiple devices are on itUse this to connect any devices with Ethernet to the network instead if WiFi



I get well over 100mb fine with the kids hammering it with a fair few consoles iPads/phones/fire tv's

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Then adding this switch won't give you any real benefit
chatanm

Then adding this switch won't give you any real benefit



i've got 2 of these running cat6a cables around the house through Nas/PCs. I get 215mb wired and it's more stable than wifi with no drop outs so it's definitely worth using over wifi if you can.
Got the metal version yesterday as it was only £1.50 extra.
topss

Yes, but it's not quiet double - you obviously lose one port.



​You lose 2 actually.... One from each switch X)
I know this makes me sound stupid but I know what I want to do I just don't know what I need to do it so if some kind hearted geek would help me out I would be grateful. I have Virgin broadband, 150 mb. Wifi in my house is terrible so I have cables running to each of the kids rooms but have run out of holes on the back of my router. Could I buy this and plug it in to the back of my router like an extension socket and then run more cables out of it? And what would the performance be like.
lkl265

Got the metal version yesterday as it was only £1.50 extra.


And the benefit of that is what, exactly?
Curly Cat

I know this makes me sound stupid but I know what I want to do I just … I know this makes me sound stupid but I know what I want to do I just don't know what I need to do it so if some kind hearted geek would help me out I would be grateful. I have Virgin broadband, 150 mb. Wifi in my house is terrible so I have cables running to each of the kids rooms but have run out of holes on the back of my router. Could I buy this and plug it in to the back of my router like an extension socket and then run more cables out of it? And what would the performance be like.


Yes you can, and there would be no performance penalty at all from the internet connection, because 1Gbit/sec is more than five times faster than 150Mbit/sec.

By the way, the Virgin Superhub is a poor wifi device - an alternative would be to put it into modem mode and buy a proper wifi router with uplink connection. More expensive but more convenient.
Edited by: "pibpob" 26th Mar 2016
pibpob

And the benefit of that is what, exactly?


Some people say metal units keep internals cooler as they tend to act as a heat sink. Also, some plastic units (not sure if it's the same with this one) have plastic ports. Metal should last a bit longer.
lkl265

Some people say metal units keep internals cooler as they tend to act as … Some people say metal units keep internals cooler as they tend to act as a heat sink. Also, some plastic units (not sure if it's the same with this one) have plastic ports. Metal should last a bit longer.


The power consumption/heat generation of these switches is minuscule - just feel the temperature of the unit to confirm that. Ports are all the same - metal where conductivity is needed and plastic elsewhere.
pibpob

Yes you can, and there would be no performance penalty at all from the … Yes you can, and there would be no performance penalty at all from the internet connection, because 1Gbit/sec is more than five times faster than 150Mbit/sec.By the way, the Virgin Superhub is a poor wifi device - an alternative would be to put it into modem mode and buy a proper wifi router with uplink connection. More expensive but more convenient.



What router would you recommend? I am having same issue with WIFI signal upstairs.
Figo_Rulz11

What router would you recommend? I am having same issue with WIFI signal … What router would you recommend? I am having same issue with WIFI signal upstairs.


I spent £100 on a high-end Asus one and the difference is dramatic; there are many alternatives. Of course if your Superhub is tethered by its cable, using any access point in a different place (as close to the centre of the area needing to be covered as possible) may help matters a lot.
pibpob

And the benefit of that is what, exactly?



The benefit is a lifetime warranty on the metal one and 3 years on this. Think it's worth the extra £1.50 just for that never mind the excellent metal version build quality.
stevej1976

The benefit is a lifetime warranty on the metal one and 3 years on this. … The benefit is a lifetime warranty on the metal one and 3 years on this. Think it's worth the extra £1.50 just for that never mind the excellent metal version build quality.


That's nothing to do with it having a metal case. What on earth do you do with your network switches that requires them to need steel cases to survive?
pibpob

I spent £100 on a high-end Asus one and the difference is dramatic; there … I spent £100 on a high-end Asus one and the difference is dramatic; there are many alternatives. Of course if your Superhub is tethered by its cable, using any access point in a different place (as close to the centre of the area needing to be covered as possible) may help matters a lot.



​you got the model number of the Asus router you're using?
Figo_Rulz11

​you got the model number of the Asus router you're using?


Now obsolete. I recommend you search for "router" on here and see what people say.
pibpob

That's nothing to do with it having a metal case. What on earth do you … That's nothing to do with it having a metal case. What on earth do you do with your network switches that requires them to need steel cases to survive?



There's a lot more weight to it than the plastic version so the it won't get pulled about with lots of cables plugged in it if you have it sitting on a desk etc.
stevej1976

There's a lot more weight to it than the plastic version so the it won't … There's a lot more weight to it than the plastic version so the it won't get pulled about with lots of cables plugged in it if you have it sitting on a desk etc.


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duckjam

If you bought from amazon, go into chat,they will usually refund the … If you bought from amazon, go into chat,they will usually refund the difference. I know as I have just done it.



I didn't sadly ...
pibpob

The power consumption/heat generation of these switches is minuscule - … The power consumption/heat generation of these switches is minuscule - just feel the temperature of the unit to confirm that. Ports are all the same - metal where conductivity is needed and plastic elsewhere.



​then there is the length of the guarentee.
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