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. 136-3028
Mfr. Part No.ES-5800GV3
BrandEdimax
MYR157.17
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ES-5800G 8 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit - 136 x 76 x 25.5mm 25.5mm 76mm 136mm
RS Stock No. 138-5564
Mfr. Part No.IES51000POE
BrandStartech
MYR1,408.73
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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. 121-8128
Mfr. Part No.GS108UK
BrandNetgear
MYR276.56
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ProSAFE GS108 8 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit - 158 x 102 x 27mm 27mm 158mm 102mm
RS Stock No. 121-8147
Mfr. Part No.GS324-100EUS
BrandNetgear
MYR697.03
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SOHO GS324 24 Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 - Gigabit - 252 x 180 x 44mm 44mm 252mm 180mm
RS Stock No. 161-3725
Mfr. Part No.SG110D-08HP-UK
BrandCisco
MYR1,003.58
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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. 136-3029
Mfr. Part No.GS-1016
BrandEdimax
MYR521.79
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GS-1016 8, 16 Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 16 - Gigabit - 441 x 131 x 44mm 44mm 131mm 441mm
RS Stock No. 820-0217
Mfr. Part No.DES-1016D/B
BrandD-Link
MYR267.59
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DES-1016D 16 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 16 - - - 324 x 231 x 44.5mm 44.5mm 324mm 231mm
RS Stock No. 136-3003
Mfr. Part No.AT-GS910/8-30
MYR582.22
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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. 121-8093
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-16
BrandD-Link
MYR943.44
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DGS-1210-16 20 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 16 4 Gigabit - 280 x 180 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 180mm
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. 161-3713
Mfr. Part No.SG110-16HP-UK
BrandCisco
MYR2,077.94
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SG110-16HP 16 Desktop, Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 16 - Gigabit Yes 279.4 x 44.5 x 170mm 170mm 279.4mm 44.5mm
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. 180-9170
Mfr. Part No.2891027
MYR1,141.34
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- 5 DIN Rail Mount Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 4 - - - 28 x 70 x 110mm 110mm 28mm 70mm
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. 121-8137
Mfr. Part No.GS728TXP-100NES
BrandNetgear
MYR5,780.23
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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
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IES81000POE 8 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit Yes 188 x 119 x 38mm 38mm 188mm 119mm
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