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Topic # 150416 22-Jul-2014 06:58
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At present I have the Telecom Huawei HG630b (VDSL connection)  but I would like to change to one with Gigabit ports for backing up to my Synology diskstation, it would need to have Gigabit ports and I would like to be able to use the same for fibre when it comes to my area.
Is the Netgear NF4V good (would like it to have good firewall as well)

Sorry, also is it easy to set up?

thanks for any help.
David

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  Reply # 1093407 22-Jul-2014 07:13
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The HG630b is UFB capable.

Why not simply buy a cheap Gigabit switch if you want Gigabit ports?



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  Reply # 1093410 22-Jul-2014 07:26
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The Mikrotik Cloud Core series has gigabit ports. Probably only just enough CPU power for UFB though..


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  Reply # 1093412 22-Jul-2014 07:35
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chevrolux: The Mikrotik Cloud Core series has gigabit ports. Probably only just enough CPU power for UFB though..



I can assure you that the high range $1700 CCR that you've linked to is more than adequate for UFB.. smile



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  Reply # 1093449 22-Jul-2014 08:41
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As sbiddle said, simply getting a gigabit switch is probably your best option, if you are only after adding gigabit LAN support, as the HG630b is actually pretty good in most respects.




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  Reply # 1093494 22-Jul-2014 09:25
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Thanks all for the reply, can anyone recommend a switch for the Huawei and are they easy to set up?

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  Reply # 1093507 22-Jul-2014 09:53
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sbiddle:
chevrolux: The Mikrotik Cloud Core series has gigabit ports. Probably only just enough CPU power for UFB though..



I can assure you that the high range $1700 CCR that you've linked to is more than adequate for UFB.. smile




I just assumed it is what the OP wanted as it has Gigabit ports. The 36 cores of CPU are just a bonus haha.

In all seriousness though...
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=SWHTPL1010&qr=pspy&ref=pricespy <-- that will be fine OP.

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  Reply # 1093514 22-Jul-2014 09:59
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Davoid: Thanks all for the reply, can anyone recommend a switch for the Huawei and are they easy to set up?


No setup required. Simply plug things in.




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  Reply # 1093536 22-Jul-2014 10:33
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Had a quick look and there seems to "managed" and "unmanaged", which should I look at?

Thanks again

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  Reply # 1093537 22-Jul-2014 10:40
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Unmanaged. Managed switches are for big deployments like datacentres.

Seriously, switches are extremely simple. They receive packets and send them to their destination based on what devices have been observed sending packets from each port. Plug it in and and forget about it.



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  Reply # 1093545 22-Jul-2014 10:52
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Thank you all for the info, will look at getting a switch.

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  Reply # 1093567 22-Jul-2014 11:34
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Hi,

Forgive the noob question but what port would you plug the switch into? if you plug it into the LAN switch wouldn't that limit the speed to 100mbps and defeat the purpose. 

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  Reply # 1093588 22-Jul-2014 12:18
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mattiusb: Hi,

Forgive the noob question but what port would you plug the switch into? if you plug it into the LAN switch wouldn't that limit the speed to 100mbps and defeat the purpose. 

Thanks,
Matt


If it's a gigabit switch, connectivity between devices connected to the switch will be gigabit-capable. The uplink to the router would only be 100Mbps if the router only has 100Mbps ports, but then that's faster than the VDSL connection is capable of so is not a bottleneck.




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  Reply # 1093995 23-Jul-2014 07:12
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internet - 100mbps - switch - 1gbps - devices.

between devices will be 1gbps but any device connecting to the internet will be linited by the connection between the modem and the switch.

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  Reply # 1094166 23-Jul-2014 12:37
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Something like this will work perfectly: TP-Link 5-Port Switch

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  Reply # 1094211 23-Jul-2014 14:14
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Thanks, most helpful responses :)

I always assumd that the speed depended on the speed of the weakest link, you learn something every day :)

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