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. 883-8702
Mfr. Part No.gs110tp-200eus
BrandNetgear
MYR931.51
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ProSAFE GS110TP 10 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 2 Gigabit Yes - - - -
RS Stock No. 138-5586
Mfr. Part No.IES51000
BrandStartech
MYR1,124.65
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IES51000 5 DIN Rail Mount Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 5 - - No 111 x 89 x 28mm 28mm 111mm 89mm
RS Stock No. 175-7294
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1100-05/B
BrandD-Link
MYR188.11
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B 5 Desktop Smart 1000Mbit/s - - Gigabit - 28 x 100.5 x 82mm 28mm 100.5mm 82mm
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. 121-8129
Mfr. Part No.GS116E-200UKS
BrandNetgear
MYR777.47
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ProSAFE 16 Desktop Managed 10/100/1000Mbit/s 16 - Gigabit - 286 x 101 x 26mm 26mm 286mm 101mm
RS Stock No. 161-3718
Mfr. Part No.SG110-24HP-UK
BrandCisco
MYR3,012.42
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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. 136-3022
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. 136-3014
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1024D/B
BrandD-Link
MYR732.65
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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. 161-3727
Mfr. Part No.SG112-24-EU
BrandCisco
MYR1,391.29
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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. 820-0249
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-24
BrandD-Link
MYR1,112.91
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DGS-1210-24 28 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 4 Gigabit - 441 x 209.9 x 44mm 44mm 441mm 209.9mm
RS Stock No. 175-7282
Mfr. Part No.GO-SW-5G/B
BrandD-Link
MYR99.84
Each
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- 5 Desktop - 20Mbit/s - - Gigabit - 22 x 91 x 73mm 22mm 91mm 73mm
RS Stock No. 121-8086
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1008MP
BrandD-Link
MYR921.20
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DGS-1008MP 8 Desktop Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit Yes 280 x 180 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 180mm
RS Stock No. 121-8101
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1510-28P
BrandD-Link
MYR3,605.16
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DGS-1510-28P 28 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 4 Gigabit Yes 440 x 210 x 44mm 44mm 440mm 210mm
RS Stock No. 760-4129
Mfr. Part No.JGS524-200EUS
BrandNetgear
MYR909.97
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JGS524 24 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 - Gigabit - 330 x 207 x 43mm 43mm 330mm 207mm
RS Stock No. 136-3040
Mfr. Part No.GSM7248-200EUS
BrandNetgear
MYR4,140.59
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ProSafe GSM7248v2 52 Rack Mount Managed 10/100/1000Mbit/s 48 4 Gigabit - 440 x 205 x 43mm 43mm 440mm 205mm
RS Stock No. 883-8608
Mfr. Part No.GS116E-200UKS
BrandNetgear
MYR648.24
Each
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ProSAFE GS116E 16 Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 16 - Gigabit - - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-3719
Mfr. Part No.SG110-24-UK
BrandCisco
MYR1,829.03
Each
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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. 136-3034
Mfr. Part No.ES-1016
BrandEdimax
MYR281.85
Each
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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. 121-8132
Mfr. Part No.GS308P-100UKS
BrandNetgear
MYR564.50
Each
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SOHO GS308P 8 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit Yes 158 x 101 x 29mm 29mm 158mm 101mm
RS Stock No. 175-7290
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-10MP
BrandD-Link
MYR1,801.91
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MP 10 Desktop - 1000Mbit/s 1 2 Gigabit Yes 44 x 180 x 330mm 44mm 180mm 330mm
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