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. 121-8094
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-20
BrandD-Link
SGD317.50
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DGS-1210-20 20 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 16 4 Gigabit - 280 x 180 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 180mm
RS Stock No. 121-8144
Mfr. Part No.GS316-100UKS
BrandNetgear
SGD191.89
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SOHO GS316 16 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 16 - Gigabit - 286 x 101 x 26mm 26mm 286mm 101mm
RS Stock No. 121-8117
Mfr. Part No.FS108-300UKS
BrandNetgear
SGD74.16
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ProSAFE 8 Desktop - 10/100Mbit/s 8 - - - 158 x 103 x 27mm 27mm 158mm 103mm
RS Stock No. 122-3421
Mfr. Part No.AT-FS705L-30
SGD56.50
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- - Rack Mount - - 5 - - - 35 x 160 x 116mm 116mm 35mm 160mm
RS Stock No. 883-8614
Mfr. Part No.GS724T-400EUS
BrandNetgear
SGD367.83
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ProSafe GS724T-400EUS 26 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 2 Gigabit - - - - -
RS Stock No. 330-0791
Mfr. Part No.ATMC102XL
SGD172.85
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MC102XL 2 Rack Mount - 10/100Mbit/s 1 - - - 105 x 95 x 25mm 25mm 105mm 95mm
RS Stock No. 820-0277
Mfr. Part No.JGS516-200EUS
BrandNetgear
SGD241.57
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JGS516 16 Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 16 - Gigabit - 330 x 207 x 43mm 43mm 330mm 207mm
RS Stock No. 883-8513
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1008P/E
BrandD-Link
SGD178.36
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DGS-1008P 8 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit Yes - - - -
RS Stock No. 820-0309
Mfr. Part No.GS208-100UKS
BrandNetgear
SGD53.68
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GS208 8 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit - 152 x 93 x 26mm 26mm 152mm 93mm
RS Stock No. 121-8098
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-52
BrandD-Link
SGD980.04
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DGS-1210-52 52 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 48 4 Gigabit - 440 x 140 x 44mm 44mm 440mm 140mm
RS Stock No. 820-0249
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-24
BrandD-Link
SGD349.66
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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. 820-0211
Mfr. Part No.DES-1024D/B
BrandD-Link
SGD106.39
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DES-1024D 24 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 24 - - - 280 x 125.8 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 125.8mm
RS Stock No. 820-0251
Mfr. Part No.DES-1100-16
BrandD-Link
SGD137.84
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DES-1100-16 16 Desktop Smart 10/100Mbit/s 16 - - - 280 x 125 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 125mm
RS Stock No. 121-8090
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-08P
BrandD-Link
SGD383.82
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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. 121-8132
Mfr. Part No.GS308P-100UKS
BrandNetgear
SGD176.99
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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. 760-4129
Mfr. Part No.JGS524-200EUS
BrandNetgear
SGD291.86
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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. 121-8083
Mfr. Part No.DES-1018MP
BrandD-Link
SGD603.88
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DES-1018MP 18 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 16 2 - Yes 280 x 210 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 210mm
RS Stock No. 883-8626
Mfr. Part No.GS748T-500EUS
BrandNetgear
SGD782.20
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ProSAFE 50 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 48 2 Gigabit - - - - -
RS Stock No. 798-9269
Mfr. Part No.75719
BrandBT
SGD87.47
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- - Desktop - - 8 - Gigabit - 168.9 x 110.8 x 36.3mm 36.3mm 168.9mm 110.8mm
RS Stock No. 121-8086
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1008MP
BrandD-Link
SGD286.92
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DGS-1008MP 8 Desktop Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit Yes 280 x 180 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 180mm
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