This was posted 6 years 2 months 5 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

  • out of stock

Soniq CSG80 8-Port Gigabit Switch $9 Delivered @JB HI-FI

930

it was $19 yesterday and looks like price has been dropped today. also stock level is 100% at the moment.

Key Features

8-PORT Unmanaged Gigabit Desktop Switch

Supports IEEE 802.3x flow control for Full-Duplex mode and backpressure for Half-Duplex mode

Supports MAC address auto-learning and auto-aging

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    Thanks ordered one.

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    =.= bought one for $15 yesterday…

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      Me too. We got ripped off. :(

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        Yea… I spotted the "deal" and linked it to the JB post… thought it was cheap since I have holding off paying $26 for one…

        Could have almost bought two for what was paid yesterday… =.=

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          I wonder if we can cancel the order and buy this one?

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          Or you could buy one Soniq switch tonight and spend the rest of the money on an Angus burger from Maccas.

          Burgers are ripoffs from Maccas :P

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          @THICKnSLOW:

          Have you guys tried the create your own burger from McD? I paid $20 for a meal the other day… tasted good… not your everyday maccas… more like water-ed down Charlie&Co…

          Sorry/// off topic…

          And no… too much effort for $6, as well not efficient…

          Alternatively. you can buy a good few of them and average down the price… make sure your car boot is big enough to hide all of them from the missus.

    • +1 vote

      i contacted them via email and got the difference refunded. good service

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        thx.

        i have just emailed too… fingers cross

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          update.

          got mine refunded too! JB rocks!

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    thanks. Got one.

  • +6 votes

    After the words key features, I've never been more confused with the English language in my life…
    What is this contraption? I want in.

    • +2 votes

      I want one too and I'd like to know what it is as well.

    • +1 vote

      It's like a power board for network connections. One input from modem, 7 outputs to 7 network devices.

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        So it's a wired router?

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          I'd say pretty much.

          This explains the differences though:
          http://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Hardware_Software/router...

          Switch
          In networks, a device that filters and forwards packets between LAN segments. Switches operate at the data link layer (layer 2) and sometimes the network layer (layer 3) of the OSI Reference Model and therefore support any packet protocol. LANs that use switches to join segments are called switched LANs or, in the case of Ethernet networks, switched Ethernet LANs.

          Router
          A device that forwards data packets along networks. A router is connected to at least two networks, commonly two LANs or WANs or a LAN and its ISP.s network. Routers are located at gateways, the places where two or more networks connect. Routers use headers and forwarding tables to determine the best path for forwarding the packets, and they use protocols such as ICMP to communicate with each other and configure the best route between any two hosts

        • +3 votes

          No… This thing does NOT assign IP addresses. You will need to link it to something that does… I think…

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          @googleyahoo69:
          Yes, it does. That's what switches do.

          [edit]
          Technically, I think this is wrong.

        • +3 votes

          @googleyahoo69:

          Correct, an unmanaged switch will not do DHCP on its own AFAIK.

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          No, this one would be a layer 2 switch and does not know about TCP/IP (ie IP addresses) which operate on layer 3.

          Basic explanation is that it extends one network cable to 7 but does not know about IP addresses - you will need a router for this.

          Some switches operate on layer 3 (in other words they function as routers as well). For the consumer market they would be called routers though as (as evidenced by this thread) most people would not know what a layer 3 switch is

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          @spillmill:

          But a "managed" switch with DHCP is called a router? M… slightly confused…

          I have been told a switch is good to "add" more ports to a router, but limited functionality on their own. Also been told best not to hook up two routers unless DHCP is disabled on one of them.

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          @slow:
          Are you're just saying that the modem/router that you connect to the input of this does the IP allocating?

          All the other unmanaged switches I've used have been plug n play. Plug modem into it and then all my devices and they're allocated individual IP addresses.

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          @Stone:

          Did you have a modem router?

          I doubt plugging one of these in the old days Optus cable modem would allow all connected devices to work at once.

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          @googleyahoo69:
          Yeah, sorry. Edited to modem/router.

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          @Stone:

          Yea. Once you plug it into the modem/router, it will assign the IP addresses. Purpose of the switch would simply to create more ports.

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          I agree the terminology s confusing

          The "modem" you are referring to is most likely a modem router. All of the consumer devices you buy now to plug into your ADSL connection are actually modem routers ie modem and router in the same device. In the old days you had to have separate modem and router
          All the modem does it convert the signal from the Line (ADSL, 3G, cable etc etc) to something the router can understand.

          You can convert a modem router to just a modem by changing it to "bridge" mode in the settings, in which case you then need a separate router. You would do this if your firewall doesn't have a modem built in (which most higher end firewall devices don't have)

  • +1 vote

    Damnit, got one for $15 yesterday. I'll order another though.

    • +1 vote

      LOL! Do you NEED it?

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        First one can replace my full 5 port switch.
        Second one can be a backup :)

      • +9 votes

        LOL! Are you NEW here?

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          Buying one without the NEED is fine… but his/her second round… oh well. someone should prove me wrong and have 3 spare ones of these at home.

          Gotta give you a "tick" for the being funny.

        • +1 vote

          @googleyahoo69:
          OOppps…. i mean "plus"

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    I am not able to understand why you need more than one of this at home. Are you purchasing for office?

    • +2 votes

      because i have more than one device in each room

      i dont have 8 computers or whatever in one corner of the house

      5 port switches are useless, 8 is fine

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      I have a 16 port, here's some things I have plugged in

      2 pcs, printer, HP microserver, media player, tv, Blu Ray player, wifi router, xbox360, ps3, ps4, cable to upstairs

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    Nice to go with the cheap dicksmith cat6 cables

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    thanks OP

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    Can this 'daisy chain' off another 8 port switch?

    • +1 vote

      Yes the possibilities are endless.

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        Doesn't it limit to 256 devices?

        Shouldn't be a problem to stack 36 of these together.

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          I'm not really sure why the limit would be 256.

          If you are talking about IP address's, thats handling by your DHCP server/router which can do more then 256 ip address's.

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          @samfisher5986:

          M… i thought 256 IP addresses are the max for the routers we use at home…

          okay. might be wrong here, not sure where i have pulled that from.

        • +3 votes

          I think the limit would be based on the device's MAC table size, which according to ftp://ftp.quatius.com.au/Manuals/CSG80.pdf states it's 4K (not 4KB), so up to 4000 (or 4096) devices.

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          @googleyahoo69:

          By default some routers will only allocate a smaller range. for example 192.168.1.1-192.168.1.254

          Its easy enough to have 192.168.1.1-192.168.2.254

        • +2 votes

          @googleyahoo69: Yes, that's based on the default subnet used on most home (modem/)routers. You could change your subnet to give yourself 16,777,214 private IPv4 addresses if you really wanted to (10.0.0.0/8; 10.0.0.1 to 10.255.255.254).

        • +1 vote

          @stebie:

          Cool… learnt something new today.

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    Thanks very much !

  • +1 vote

    So cheap.. I'm here looking at my 8 Port Netgear Gigabit Switch that I paid roughly $50 ~ for a few years back… 3 spare ports and I don't think I'd ever need to add more.. gone are the days of lan parties =(

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      Well, My four port switch has my receiver, tv, xbox, one computer. I am one computer and two NAS short!! Thank you OP!!

  • +2 votes

    Perfect timing, thanks OP. Looked at these yesterday, glad i procrastinated.

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    Definitely a +. i was just lurking round for a gigabit switch and just bumped onto his and i happen to have a $20 jb hifi giftcard from cokerewards, so i guess good times! Cheers

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    http://www.graysonline.com/lot/0129-9000777/computers-and-it...

    ^ $9 but sold out, however has a photo of what the packaging looks like if anyone cares =P

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      Graysonline one was used, and not including shipping.

      I think the BJ… i mean JB one is shipped for $9

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        Ah yes! True =) still packaging photo for reference

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    Thanks OP!

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    Thanks!

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    Good idea having the stock counter… hopefully there won't be a repeat of the Officeworks Tenda fiasco

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    almost gone! =o

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      $6 make such a big difference on ozbargain… barely any got sold at $15 yesterday… haha…

  • +1 vote

    Time to start my own data centre

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    Out of stock :-/

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      Yup, just missed out.. out of stock now

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    stock level low… almost ozbargained… i am pretty sure the stock level (as per meter on the site) has rapidly declined since this post went up.

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    gone… :( had one in cart and procrastinated.

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      ozbargain-ed

      we have done it again.

      based on up votes on this thread, looks like JB had app 70 in stock 1 hour ago.

      • +1 vote

        1051 clicks thats in 1hr! nice work everyone !

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          I have clicked a couple of times to check on stock level. ahahah

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    I purchased it for $19 this morning… FML

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    Wow, they also kill the page when the stock runs out?

    • +2 votes

      If it's a clearance item which will not be restocked, why shouldn't they remove it? :)

      PS. How great is their 404 page.

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        Fair call - I'm just surprised at how quickly it disappeared.

        And yep, the 404 did elicit a chuckle.

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          I do wonder if their latest deletions are <10 in stock. Like the S3's and iPhone5's recently.

  • +1 vote

    Blast! I was looking for one of these all week.

    Hot tip though if you want to save some cash (of course you do), I grabbed my previous modem which was just taking up space in the cupboard and disabled the wifi signal, turned off the DHCP and BAM! Got myself a easily homemade switch to maintain ethernet to all my devices around the tv. Good to recycle old technology, keeping green.

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      I tried that with an old wifi/modem router from optus and it didn't work :( any advice?

      I ended up paying around $60 for a netgear 8 port one for near my TV

      So annoying these have sold out already

      • +1 vote

        I have pretty limited knowledge so just looked at a couple of websites. Basically what I said before is the only thing I did. Disable DHCP (probably in advanced settings), turn off any wireless signal and then just plug into the ethernet plugs only. Don't use the WAN one unless you can activate it as an ethernet port in the settings as well. Hopefully that helps!

        http://lifehacker.com/5570783/turn-an-old-router-into-an-ext...

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          Cheers!

  • +2 votes

    Shipped this morning already :)

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      same!

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        Any tracking or is it sent via AusPost non-tracking?

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          Nothing yet on the tracking front…… And Hasn't arrived either :(

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          @Level380:
          Got mine today via auspost. Plugged it in and it works fine except I'm only seeing 11MB/s data transfer speeds (100Mbps speeds not gigabit). Hopefully just a user error with cabling somewhere but for $9 with free postage its a bargain.

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          @mark311: mine arrived a couple of days ago. Took the long way here too. Haven't plugged it in. But did open the box :)

          Check your NICs, are they saying 1000mbps link speeds?

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    Anyone knows how to use this?