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Topic # 242636 6-Nov-2018 19:01
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Before I buy a NETGEAR Nighthawk S8000 or similar maybe someone has something to sell me?

5-8 ports is enough but has to be Gigabit switch.

Anyone have something?

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  Reply # 2121090 6-Nov-2018 19:10
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I got one of earlier versions of these years ago (over 10) and its been rock solid: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/SWHTPL1010/TP-Link-TL-SG1008D-8-Port-Gigabit-Unmanaged-Switch Under $40 - cant go wrong with that!


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2121092 6-Nov-2018 19:14
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I've got one of these I got earlier this year been in a box most it's life https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/SWHTPL1007/TP-Link-TL-SG1005D-5-Port-Gigabit-Unmanaged-Switch


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  Reply # 2121134 6-Nov-2018 20:31
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That nighthawk is advertised as a gamers special, low latency, super this and slick that, it's all snake oil, steer clear, above advise is sound.

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  Reply # 2121135 6-Nov-2018 20:32
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I have a couple of cheap TP-Link gigabit switches, one has been behind a sofa for a few years, no problems at all. PBTech / Ascent.





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  Reply # 2121143 6-Nov-2018 20:39
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Snake oil. In a home environment a switch is a switch. Please, can we stop buying network products with the words “gaming” and “low ping” in either the title or the description?

As suggested above. Just go and buy a cheap gigabit switch. I’ve got a few TP-Link $30 jobbies and they’re totally fine.




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  Reply # 2121145 6-Nov-2018 20:40
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uluxus:

I've got one of these I got earlier this year been in a box most it's life https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/SWHTPL1007/TP-Link-TL-SG1005D-5-Port-Gigabit-Unmanaged-Switch



Maybe wasn't clear - this is spare / for sale if you want it.

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michaelmurfy: Snake oil. In a home environment a switch is a switch. Please, can we stop buying network products with the words “gaming” and “low ping” in either the title or the description?

As suggested above. Just go and buy a cheap gigabit switch. I’ve got a few TP-Link $30 jobbies and they’re totally fine.


I bought an AliExpress 8 port USB (ie 5v) powered one. Cheap as chips




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  Reply # 2121190 6-Nov-2018 23:00
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TP Link 8 port gig switch here and no complaints. A switch is as standard as a power strip these days. Don't buy the hype.

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  Reply # 2121634 7-Nov-2018 15:54
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I mean unless you actually need a proper switch with sustained speeds for high transfer rates any old one from pbtech will do the job....

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