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Topic # 82733 4-May-2011 22:17
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Hi all,

In a previous post on here I was advised to fit a TPlink TD-8840 modem in the Vynco Logixx VCC40 communication cabinet and now I want get your ideas for the best suited switch to go in the cabinet (located in the garage) as well as a wireless router for inside the house.

As far as the switch is concerned, would something like the Hills HES-108 be ok or would the TPlink TL-SG1008 be better? I need at least 8 ports. The Hills is only 10/100, while the TPlink is 10/100/1000. Would this matter if I don't use the internet to steam movies?

Finally I will need a wireless router in the house for connecting my laptop to. Currently I have the Telecom supplied Thomson TG585v7, but not sure if it can act as a wireless router only.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  Reply # 465562 5-May-2011 07:53
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Hi, any switch will do, the TPLink has the same box as the 8840 modem so obviously will be fine. For most folk a 10/100 switch is just fine, even if you stream movies, very few modern HD video files exceed 10-12Mb/s, hardly going to stress a 10/100. Otherwise the TPlink 8port GigE switch is in the same case as the 10/100 one but twice the price (around $32 for 10/100, $80 for GigE).

Yes you can use the old Thompson modem/router/AP as just a wireless AP, simply turn its DHCP server off and plug into any of its LAN ports and viola.

Cyril



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  Reply # 466319 6-May-2011 20:45
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thanks Cyril, that sounds good.

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