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. 179-7969
Mfr. Part No.IES101GP2SFW
BrandStartech
MYR3,052.16
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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. 136-3003
Mfr. Part No.AT-GS910/8-30
MYR626.14
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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. 136-3012
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1100-16
BrandD-Link
MYR881.10
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DGS-1100-16 16 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 16 - Gigabit - 280 x 180 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 180mm
RS Stock No. 138-5586
Mfr. Part No.IES51000
BrandStartech
MYR1,171.10
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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. 121-8090
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-08P
BrandD-Link
MYR1,132.55
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DGS-1210-08P 10 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 2 Gigabit Yes 280 x 180 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 180mm
RS Stock No. 121-8119
Mfr. Part No.FS116PEU
BrandNetgear
MYR1,380.55
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ProSAFE - Desktop - - 16 - - - 286 x 102 x 27mm 27mm 286mm 102mm
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