Network Switches

Network Switches and Network Hubs are common connection points for different devices within a network. They enable you to connect computers to other computers, internet devices or networks. Network Switches are commonly used in offices, schools and homes. They feature multiple connectors called “ports” in which you insert your Ethernet cable, for example. The Ethernet port is a type of networking connection that not only transfer data signal but is also capable of power-up (PoE) devices e.g. CCTV cameras Router connected to the switch shares the internet across all connected devices Network switches are available with varying number of ports. Simple devices allow for connection of up to 4 or 6 devices while more expensive models feature 48 or even more ethernet ports for connecting networking devices.



What kind of devices can I connect to the switch?




  • Desktop Computers

  • Printers

  • Servers

  • Game Consoles

  • HD Drive Stations

  • Smart TVs

  • Laptops

  • Routers


What is a difference between Network Switch and Hub?



Both hubs and switches look the same, but they operate slightly differently. Hubs are simpler devices, broadcasting all their information to all networking devices. They require less analysis and can, therefore, communicate quicker. Switches analyse the sender and receiver which can require more time but eliminates traffic congestion you may experience with Hubs. Hubs are ideal for small office and home environments while switches are better suited to small to large businesses which require more advanced network equipment.



What switches types are available on the market? 




  • Managed - the most customizable networking devices. Managed switches allow for controlling network configurations and data transfer. They feature a user interface for ease of use.

  • Unmanaged - The easiest and simplest networking switch type. As the name suggests it doesn't have to be controlled by a user. It's more like a plug and play device. Commonly used in small offices or home where network control isn't so important.

  • LAN / Active Hubs- this type os switch automatically controls the network traffic and delivers the data to all independent devices prioritising one over the other ones accordingly to current networking requirements.


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Description Price Model Number of Ports Desktop/Rackmount Switch Type Network Speed RJ45 Ports SFP Ports Network Speed Class PoE - Power Over Ethernet Dimensions Height Width Depth
RS Stock No. 820-0299
Mfr. Part No.GS205-100UKS
BrandNetgear
MYR110.71
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GS205 5 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 5 - Gigabit - 114 x 86 x 26mm 26mm 114mm 86mm
RS Stock No. 826-3234
Mfr. Part No.SPIDER 1TX/1FX
BrandHirschmann
MYR1,216.29
Each
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SPIDER 1TX/1FX 1 DIN Rail Mount Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 1 - - - 25 x 79 x 114mm 114mm 25mm 79mm
RS Stock No. 820-0255
Mfr. Part No.DES-1210-28
BrandD-Link
MYR1,036.16
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DES-1210-28 26 Rack Mount Smart 10/100Mbit/s 24 2 - - 440 x 210 x 44mm 44mm 440mm 210mm
RS Stock No. 826-3240
Mfr. Part No.SPIDER 8TX
BrandHirschmann
MYR1,000.95
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SPIDER 8TX 8 DIN Rail Mount Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 8 - - - 40 x 79 x 114mm 114mm 40mm 79mm
RS Stock No. 122-1394
Mfr. Part No.LGS105-UK
BrandLinksys
MYR162.96
Each
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LGS105 5 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 5 - - - 121 x 75 x 26mm 26mm 121mm 75mm
RS Stock No. 820-0309
Mfr. Part No.GS208-100UKS
BrandNetgear
MYR168.43
Each
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GS208 8 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit - 152 x 93 x 26mm 26mm 152mm 93mm
RS Stock No. 389-1562
Mfr. Part No.DES-1008D
BrandD-Link
MYR84.43
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DES-1008D 8 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 8 - - - 164.5 x 111.5 x 36mm 36mm 164.5mm 111.5mm
RS Stock No. 883-8626
Mfr. Part No.GS748T-500EUS
BrandNetgear
MYR2,507.04
Each
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ProSAFE 50 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 48 2 Gigabit - - - - -
RS Stock No. 330-1148
Mfr. Part No.ATMC101XL
MYR519.52
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MC101XL 2 Rack Mount - 10/100Mbit/s 1 - - - 105 x 95 x 25mm 25mm 105mm 95mm
RS Stock No. 826-3243
Mfr. Part No.SPIDER 4TX/1FX
BrandHirschmann
MYR1,146.39
Each
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SPIDER 4TX/1FX 4 DIN Rail Mount Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 4 - - - 25 x 79 x 114mm 114mm 25mm 79mm
RS Stock No. 883-8513
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1008P/E
BrandD-Link
MYR585.13
Each
units
DGS-1008P 8 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit Yes - - - -
RS Stock No. 122-3429
Mfr. Part No.210-AEIO
BrandDell
MYR3,392.00
Each
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X1052 52 Rack Mount Managed 10/100/1000Mbit/s 48 4 - - 434 x 270 x 43.5mm 43.5mm 434mm 270mm
RS Stock No. 121-8144
Mfr. Part No.GS316-100UKS
BrandNetgear
MYR556.39
Each
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SOHO GS316 16 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 16 - Gigabit - 286 x 101 x 26mm 26mm 286mm 101mm
RS Stock No. 883-8617
Mfr. Part No.GS308-100UKS
BrandNetgear
MYR199.64
Each
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SOHO GS308 8 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit - - - - -
RS Stock No. 121-8096
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-28P
BrandD-Link
MYR3,142.48
Each
units
DGS-1210-28P 28 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 4 Gigabit Yes 440 x 210 x 44mm 44mm 440mm 210mm
RS Stock No. 121-8089
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1100-26MP
BrandD-Link
MYR2,768.64
Each
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DGS-1100-26MP 26 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 26 2 Gigabit Yes 440 x 290 x 44mm 44mm 440mm 290mm
RS Stock No. 121-8091
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-10
BrandD-Link
MYR829.84
Each
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DGS-1210-10 10 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 2 Gigabit - 280 x 126 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 126mm
RS Stock No. 330-0791
Mfr. Part No.ATMC102XL
MYR570.50
Each
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MC102XL 2 Rack Mount - 10/100Mbit/s 1 - - - 105 x 95 x 25mm 25mm 105mm 95mm
RS Stock No. 121-8095
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-28
BrandD-Link
MYR1,262.77
Each
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DGS-1210-28 28 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 4 Gigabit - 440 x 140 x 44mm 44mm 440mm 140mm
RS Stock No. 121-8123
Mfr. Part No.GS105E-200UKS
BrandNetgear
MYR240.12
Each
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ProSAFE GS105E 5 Desktop Managed 10/100/1000Mbit/s 5 - Gigabit - 100 x 94 x 27mm 27mm 100mm 94mm
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