just bought this small gadget from mWave at $9.95 only. can't wait to gear my devices in Study room up with cables on weekend.
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$19.95 for the Tenda SG108 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch version if you need more ports.
I was expecting a 100mbit switch at that price but it's gigabit! Awesome deal even with postage. Also runs off 5v so you could power it via USB if you wanted :)
Got a link to USB cable? Thanks.
I did this! I was working on provisioning rack servers without network connectivity yet, however no AC power (DC powered servers).
One x 5v gigabit switch + xiaomi power bank and i could connect to 4 at a time. Best thing i ever did for that role.
Would the power port on this though be micro usb?
The shipping kills the deal….
but i don't need one.. :(
Never heard of the brand, is it any good, any feedback?
Generic cheap chinese stuff.
That works well and often much better value than non-Generic expensive chinese stuff.
Have tenda POE switch for past 3 years and still working.
Not sure if bad luck but my dlink non POE switch died within 2 years for media center.
Better than generic stuff you find off ebay.
The brand is a economical brand, but they have been around for at least 10 years and I haven't heard anything bad about them, if you are just after basic equipment I would say it's perfectly fine, and on top of that it's not like it's a programmable switch so shouldn't be much of an issue.
$16 delivered from Amazon
And the Amazon description says "Nice small - …. also can be a home ornament."
Isn't that the most likely outcome for those purchasing this? I've got a lot of fancy ornaments like these :D
Showing as $21.99 plus delivery for me.
You can get TP-Link for 15.45 delivered eBay Plus
Not all the people have ebay plus, and cost $49 per year for ebay plus.
Sure I just thought some people might prefer the TPLink
Yes, because TP-Link already has Brand awareness. everybody know
Alot of people have free trials on OzB. I myself have 1 year free from a promotion posted here.
Thanks you just saved me from FOMO.
Good deal for those who could find use for this switch.
completely noob question - switch is only of use if you have run out of ethernet ports at the back of your router right?
or you have Ethernet ports in all rooms wired from a larger switch next to router
or for a different part of the house.
You might have a switch in the lounge room to connect TV, printer, PC and game console with one cable through roofspace (preferably using wall-sockets) to the router.
You can save a few bucks by using an old wifi-router as a dumb switch (just turn off DHCP), though this will save electricity if you don't need another wifi access point.
or for making your desk look more geeky.
Yes, because this is an unmanaged switch. Technically, you could some geeky stuff with managed switch, but I doubt most people would need to do that at home.
Can’t comment on this switch…
But cheap D-Links were killing my network performance - I though my NAS was slow but it turned out the switch was the bottleneck.
You sure it is the switch? Ethernet cable also matters. I know my NAS is fussy on Ethernet cables. Found some CAT5e cables which wouldn't necessary work in gigabit ethernet mode (especially after a reboot). CAT6 cables are better.
For the switch, the cable to the main router/switch also matters.
Replaced just switch leaving all cables in place.
I decided to try this after seeing other people saying similar stories.
I found it was the cables in my circumstance after a lot of frustration. Sometimes it's the switch, sometimes it's the cables!
I had a flaky POE switch that wasn't obvious until I ran cable diagnostics. Every cable was bad if connected to that switch. Weird thing is transfer speed was not bad, problem was remote desktop connection dropouts.
Noob question. Can someone post a video of how I could use this in the home to improve my network?
I wouldn't call it improving your network as such, more like expanding it.
Connect an Ethernet cable from a switch to one of your router's LAN ports and you'll have more ports available to connect devices to your network.
Use cases could be one in your entertainment area to connect your tv, xbox, ps4, and your amp. Then you have one cable going back to your router instead of 4.
Hope that explains it a bit :)
You can also Google or YouTube 'uses for a network switch' if you like
See, I was thinking of this too. But if the router was right next to the telly set up, then everything can just plug in directly. I guess for bigger homes or where this option is not available, this makes sense from a cable management perspective. Thank you @XeS SiV
Basically it is if you run out of ports on your home router. I got like 8-9 devices that I connect via ethernet so I bought a 8 port switch to connect them all.
Ordered and got in 23hrs!! I live in rural Queensland. Insane speed
Just find best price on amazon sg105:
$16 free delivery
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