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. 175-7289
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-26
BrandD-Link
MYR928.48
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units
- 26 Desktop - 1000Mbit/s 1 2 Gigabit - 44 x 140 x 440mm 44mm 140mm 440mm
RS Stock No. 179-7994
Mfr. Part No.IES81GW
BrandStartech
MYR1,769.50
Each
units
IES81GW 8 Desktop Managed 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit No 134 x 149 x 25mm 25mm 148mm 134mm
RS Stock No. 161-3721
Mfr. Part No.SG110D-05-EU
BrandCisco
MYR296.80
Each
units
SG110D-05 5 Desktop, Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 5 - Gigabit No 110 x 30 x 110mm 110mm 110mm 30mm
RS Stock No. 161-3719
Mfr. Part No.SG110-24-UK
BrandCisco
MYR1,829.03
Each
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. 883-8614
Mfr. Part No.GS724T-400EUS
BrandNetgear
MYR1,176.36
Each
units
ProSafe GS724T-400EUS 26 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 2 Gigabit - - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-3727
Mfr. Part No.SG112-24-EU
BrandCisco
MYR1,391.29
Each
units
SG112-24 24 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 - Gigabit Yes 279.4 x 44.5 x 170mm 170mm 279.4mm 44.5mm
RS Stock No. 121-8143
Mfr. Part No.JGS524E-200EUS
BrandNetgear
MYR953.11
Each
units
ProSAFE 24 Rack Mount Managed 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 - Gigabit - 328 x 170 x 43mm 43mm 328mm 170mm
RS Stock No. 820-0283
Mfr. Part No.JFS524-200EUS
BrandNetgear
MYR554.82
Each
units
ProSAFE JFS524 24 Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 24 - - - 330 x 202 x 43mm 43mm 330mm 202mm
RS Stock No. 136-3016
Mfr. Part No.DES-1005D/B
BrandD-Link
MYR68.48
Each
units
DES-1005 5 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 5 - - - 125.3 x 83.4 x 29.1mm 29.1mm 125.3mm 83.4mm
RS Stock No. 179-7968
Mfr. Part No.IES81GPOEW
BrandStartech
MYR2,433.09
Each
units
- 8 - - - - - - - 134 x 148 x 25mm 25mm 134mm -
RS Stock No. 121-8087
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1100-10MP
BrandD-Link
MYR1,719.47
Each
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. 161-3725
Mfr. Part No.SG110D-08HP-UK
BrandCisco
MYR1,003.58
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
RS Stock No. 121-8127
Mfr. Part No.GS108PE-300EUS
BrandNetgear
MYR694.55
Each
units
ProSAFE - Desktop - - 8 - Gigabit - 158 x 101 x 29mm 29mm 158mm 101mm
RS Stock No. 121-8124
Mfr. Part No.GS105PE-10000S
BrandNetgear
MYR446.13
Each
units
ProSAFE 5 Desktop Managed 10/100/1000Mbit/s 5 - Gigabit - 158 x 100 x 27mm 27mm 158mm 100mm
RS Stock No. 121-8136
Mfr. Part No.GS728TX-100NES
BrandNetgear
MYR4,380.18
Each
units
ProSAFE 26 Rack Mount - - 24 2 Gigabit - 440 x 257 x 43mm 43mm 440mm 257mm
RS Stock No. 138-5565
Mfr. Part No.IES81000POE
BrandStartech
MYR2,203.27
Each
units
IES81000POE 8 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit Yes 188 x 119 x 38mm 38mm 188mm 119mm
RS Stock No. 463-0734
Mfr. Part No.852-35024 CP2/2DA - PURPLE
MYR154.59
1 Set
Set(s)
- - Desktop - 10/100Mbit/s 2 - - - 60 x 69 x 40mm 40mm 60mm 69mm
RS Stock No. 161-3717
Mfr. Part No.SG110-24HP-EU
BrandCisco
MYR2,917.06
Each
units
SG110-24HP 24 Desktop, Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 - Gigabit Yes 440.6 x 202.82 x 44.32mm 44.32mm 440.6mm 202.82mm
RS Stock No. 136-3003
Mfr. Part No.AT-GS910/8-30
MYR582.22
Each
units
GS910, GS910/8 8 Desktop, Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit - 210 x 121 x 38mm 38mm 210mm 121mm
RS Stock No. 136-3018
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1100-08/B
BrandD-Link
MYR309.27
Each
units
DGS-1100-08 8 Desktop Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit - 171 x 97.8 x 28.6mm 28.6mm 171mm 97.8mm
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