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#198117 27-Jun-2016 14:37
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I'm about to move into my newly Ethernet wired house, so I'm in the market for an 8 port switch. It'll simply be taking input from my router, and splitting that to 6 wired Ethernet connections throughout the house. It'll be serving Ethernet ports that are primarily used for SVOD and gaming, but also one that may have a Wifi access point attached in the future.

 

I'm looking to spend around $50, but I'm happy to be corrected if this is unreasonably low. This budget is based on the first switch I found when searching, the D-Link DGS-1008A


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  #1581140 27-Jun-2016 14:48
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I have the 5-port version and it's been fine for me at home.  Unless you need a managed switch for some reason then this should do the job just fine.


 
 
 

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  #1581142 27-Jun-2016 14:49
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No idea on that one, but I have bought many of the 8 port TP link gigabit switches and some 5 port when the 8s were out of stock and they have all been great.





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  #1581147 27-Jun-2016 14:53
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I have one of these - works fine, runs cool (unlike the earlier models).

 

Whatever you buy, it must be gigabit.





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  #1581316 27-Jun-2016 17:46
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I've got the Netgear GS108Tv2...it's a solid (metal casing) fanless 8-port managed gigabit switch. Yours for around $150. The GUI/browser-based web interface is easy enough to navigate. I'm very happy with it.

 

 

 

If you need PoE, there's a PoE version (GS110TP) for around $300, and a nice TP-Link 8-port managed switche for around $204 (TP-SG2210P).

 

 

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  #1581421 27-Jun-2016 19:43
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richms:

 

No idea on that one, but I have bought many of the 8 port TP link gigabit switches and some 5 port when the 8s were out of stock and they have all been great.

 

 

 

 

Yeah one of these:

 

 

 

http://www.elive.co.nz/tplink-switch-sg1008d-gigabit-network

 

 

 

I have one in the lounge connecting all the AV gear to the single network port on the wall.


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  #1581438 27-Jun-2016 19:54
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I have only a 5 port one to connect all the Tv add ons

 

TP-Link TL-SG1005D 5-Port Gigabit

 

it works very well






 

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  #1581452 27-Jun-2016 20:07
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Another vote for TP Link switches. Very good gear for the price.



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  #1581527 27-Jun-2016 21:11
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I bought the tplink 24 port gigabit "smart managed". Half way between a managed and unmanaged.




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  #1581529 27-Jun-2016 21:21
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andrewNZ: Another vote for TP Link switches. Very good gear for the price.

 

 

 

another 5 port one here.





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  #1581545 27-Jun-2016 21:58
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TPLink switches work great. I'm using three of them.




 

 

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  #1581580 27-Jun-2016 22:23
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 TPLink x 2 here. Work well.


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Thanks for the recommendations. I went with the TP Link ($32 from Mighty Ape). Seems to be working well so far :-)





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  #1587050 6-Jul-2016 12:26
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Nice rainbow too!


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So jealous!





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trig42:

 

Nice rainbow too!

 

 

The rainbow was initially chosen for the cheerful factor, but after ordering I realised it'll be useful. I'm going to get matching coloured dots and place them next to each Ethernet port. So you can see at a glance which port terminates where. 

 

The sparkie did a pretty good job with this work for me, and even thought to number the ports underneath the faceplates (well most of them; he missed one, which was identified by process of elimination :-)).


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