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. 204-2347
Mfr. Part No.83.040.0000.1
BrandWieland
MYR687.29
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IP switch WIENET UMS 6-L 6 DIN Rail Mount Unmanaged - - - - No - - - -
RS Stock No. 136-3014
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1024D/B
BrandD-Link
MYR861.29
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DGS-1024D 24 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 - Gigabit - 280 x 180 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 180mm
RS Stock No. 136-3016
Mfr. Part No.DES-1005D/B
BrandD-Link
MYR71.19
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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. 136-3034
Mfr. Part No.ES-1016
BrandEdimax
MYR348.27
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ES-1016 16 Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 16 - - - 441 x 131 x 44mm 44mm 131mm 441mm
RS Stock No. 138-5564
Mfr. Part No.IES51000POE
BrandStartech
MYR1,847.62
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IES51000POE 5 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 5 - Gigabit Yes 130 x 90 x 28mm 28mm 130mm 90mm
RS Stock No. 760-4084
Mfr. Part No.AT-8000S/24POE-30
MYR4,726.30
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AT-8000S/24POE, 8000S/24POE 26 Rack Mount Managed 10/100Mbit/s 24 2 - - 440 x 257 x 43mm 43mm 440mm 257mm
RS Stock No. 179-7969
Mfr. Part No.IES101GP2SFW
BrandStartech
MYR3,331.25
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IES101GP2SFW 10 Desktop Managed 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit Yes 134 x 178 x 25mm 25mm 178mm 134mm
RS Stock No. 883-8581
Mfr. Part No.FS728TLP-100EUS
BrandNetgear
MYR1,730.29
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ProSAFE FS728TLP 26 Rack Mount Smart 10/100Mbit/s 24 2 - Yes - - - -
RS Stock No. 136-3022
Mfr. Part No.ES-1024
BrandEdimax
MYR386.64
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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. 136-3031
Mfr. Part No.ES-5500GV3
BrandEdimax
MYR141.03
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ES-5500G 5 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 5 - Gigabit - 98 x 71 x 25.5mm 25.5mm 71mm 98mm
RS Stock No. 136-3039
Mfr. Part No.GS752TSB-100EUS
BrandNetgear
MYR4,618.30
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ProSafe GS752 48 - Smart - - 4 Gigabit - 440 x 257 x 44mm 44mm 440mm 257mm
RS Stock No. 136-3015
Mfr. Part No.DES-105/E
BrandD-Link
MYR128.90
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DES-105 5 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 5 - - - 100 x 98 x 28mm 28mm 100mm 98mm
RS Stock No. 136-3030
Mfr. Part No.GS-1026 V2
BrandEdimax
MYR736.52
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GS-1026 26 Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 2 Gigabit - 441 x 131 x 44mm 44mm 131mm 441mm