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. 161-3719
Mfr. Part No.SG110-24-UK
BrandCisco
MYR1,829.03
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units
SG110-24 24 Desktop, Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 - Gigabit No 440.6 x 202.82 x 44.32mm 44.32mm 440.6mm 202.82mm
RS Stock No. 136-3022
Mfr. Part No.ES-1024
BrandEdimax
MYR311.54
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ES-1024 24 Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 24 - - - 441 x 131 x 44mm 44mm 131mm 441mm
RS Stock No. 883-8614
Mfr. Part No.GS724T-400EUS
BrandNetgear
MYR1,176.36
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ProSafe GS724T-400EUS 26 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 2 Gigabit - - - - -
RS Stock No. 760-4012
Mfr. Part No.DGS-108/B
BrandD-Link
MYR222.57
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DGS-108 8 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit - 162 x 102 x 28mm 28mm 162mm 102mm
RS Stock No. 136-3017
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1005D/E
BrandD-Link
MYR119.86
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DGS-1005D 5 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 5 - Gigabit - 111 x 75 x 30mm 30mm 111mm 75mm
RS Stock No. 463-0740
Mfr. Part No.852-35025 CP2/1DA/1AV - RED-RD
MYR156.47
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Set(s)
- - Desktop - 10/100Mbit/s 2 - - - 60 x 69 x 40mm 40mm 60mm 69mm
RS Stock No. 121-8087
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1100-10MP
BrandD-Link
MYR1,719.47
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units
DGS-1100-MP 10 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 2 Gigabit Yes 280 x 180 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 180mm
RS Stock No. 798-9269
Mfr. Part No.75719
BrandBT
MYR274.02
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- - Desktop - - 8 - Gigabit - 168.9 x 110.8 x 36.3mm 36.3mm 168.9mm 110.8mm
RS Stock No. 883-8610
Mfr. Part No.GS716T-300EUS
BrandNetgear
MYR911.79
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units
ProSAFE 16 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 16 - Gigabit - - - - -
RS Stock No. 136-3039
Mfr. Part No.GS752TSB-100EUS
BrandNetgear
MYR3,933.50
Each
units
ProSafe GS752 48 - Smart - - 4 Gigabit - 440 x 257 x 44mm 44mm 440mm 257mm
RS Stock No. 179-7970
Mfr. Part No.IES101G2SFPW
BrandStartech
MYR2,211.85
Each
units
IES101G2SFPW 10 Desktop Managed 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 2 Gigabit No 178 x 139 x 30mm 30mm 139mm 178mm
RS Stock No. 136-3036
Mfr. Part No.GSM7224-200EUS
BrandNetgear
MYR2,579.85
Each
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ProSafe GSM7224 28 Rack Mount Managed - 24 4 Gigabit - 440 x 205 x 43mm 43mm 440mm 205mm
RS Stock No. 121-8124
Mfr. Part No.GS105PE-10000S
BrandNetgear
MYR493.37
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ProSAFE 5 Desktop Managed 10/100/1000Mbit/s 5 - Gigabit - 158 x 100 x 27mm 27mm 158mm 100mm
RS Stock No. 121-8141
Mfr. Part No.GSS116E-100EUS
BrandNetgear
MYR1,239.19
Each
units
ProSAFE - Desktop - - 16 - Gigabit - 407 x 70 x 35mm 35mm 407mm 70mm
RS Stock No. 820-0277
Mfr. Part No.JGS516-200EUS
BrandNetgear
MYR763.48
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JGS516 16 Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 16 - Gigabit - 330 x 207 x 43mm 43mm 330mm 207mm
RS Stock No. 136-3028
Mfr. Part No.ES-5800GV3
BrandEdimax
MYR157.17
Each
units
ES-5800G 8 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit - 136 x 76 x 25.5mm 25.5mm 76mm 136mm
RS Stock No. 330-0808
Mfr. Part No.ATMC103XL
MYR812.72
Each
units
MC103XL 2 Rack Mount - 10/100Mbit/s 1 - - - 105 x 95 x 25mm 25mm 105mm 95mm
RS Stock No. 175-7290
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-10MP
BrandD-Link
MYR1,801.91
Each
units
MP 10 Desktop - 1000Mbit/s 1 2 Gigabit Yes 44 x 180 x 330mm 44mm 180mm 330mm
RS Stock No. 121-8084
Mfr. Part No.DES-1018P
BrandD-Link
MYR1,156.74
Each
units
DES-1018P 18 Desktop, Rack Mount Smart, Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 16 2 - Yes 280 x 210 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 210mm
RS Stock No. 161-3725
Mfr. Part No.SG110D-08HP-UK
BrandCisco
MYR1,113.25
Each
units
SG110D-08HP 8 Desktop, Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit Yes 160 x 30 x 128.5mm 128.5mm 160mm 30mm
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