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. 820-0283
Mfr. Part No.JFS524-200EUS
BrandNetgear
SGD155.01
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ProSAFE JFS524 24 Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 24 - - - 330 x 202 x 43mm 43mm 330mm 202mm
RS Stock No. 161-3716
Mfr. Part No.SG110-24-EU
BrandCisco
SGD659.79
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SG110-24 24 Desktop, Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 - Gigabit No 440.6 x 202.82 x 44.32mm 44.32mm 440.6mm 202.82mm
RS Stock No. 136-3030
Mfr. Part No.GS-1026 V2
BrandEdimax
SGD198.29
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GS-1026 26 Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 2 Gigabit - 441 x 131 x 44mm 44mm 131mm 441mm
RS Stock No. 175-7294
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1100-05/B
BrandD-Link
SGD60.49
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B 5 Desktop Smart 1000Mbit/s - - Gigabit - 28 x 100.5 x 82mm 28mm 100.5mm 82mm
RS Stock No. 138-5565
Mfr. Part No.IES81000POE
BrandStartech
SGD705.93
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IES81000POE 8 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit Yes 188 x 119 x 38mm 38mm 188mm 119mm
RS Stock No. 136-3029
Mfr. Part No.GS-1016
BrandEdimax
SGD167.92
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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. 138-5564
Mfr. Part No.IES51000POE
BrandStartech
SGD454.23
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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. 179-7968
Mfr. Part No.IES81GPOEW
BrandStartech
SGD781.20
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- 8 - - - - - - - 134 x 148 x 25mm 25mm 134mm -
RS Stock No. 883-8610
Mfr. Part No.GS716T-300EUS
BrandNetgear
SGD292.64
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ProSAFE 16 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 16 - Gigabit - - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-3728
Mfr. Part No.SG112-24-UK
BrandCisco
SGD466.10
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SG112-24 24 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 - Gigabit Yes 279.4 x 44.5 x 170mm 170mm 279.4mm 44.5mm
RS Stock No. 161-3713
Mfr. Part No.SG110-16HP-UK
BrandCisco
SGD696.29
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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. 121-8096
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-28P
BrandD-Link
SGD1,004.54
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DGS-1210-28P 28 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 4 Gigabit Yes 440 x 210 x 44mm 44mm 440mm 210mm
RS Stock No. 121-8088
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1100-24P
BrandD-Link
SGD650.36
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DGS-1100-24P 24 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 - Gigabit Yes 280 x 230 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 230mm
RS Stock No. 179-7970
Mfr. Part No.IES101G2SFPW
BrandStartech
SGD710.17
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IES101G2SFPW 10 Desktop Managed 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 2 Gigabit No 178 x 139 x 30mm 30mm 139mm 178mm
RS Stock No. 883-8648
Mfr. Part No.JGS524PE-100EUS
BrandNetgear
SGD563.82
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ProSAFE 24 Rack Mount Managed 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 - Gigabit Yes - - - -
RS Stock No. 121-8141
Mfr. Part No.GSS116E-100EUS
BrandNetgear
SGD380.30
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ProSAFE - Desktop - - 16 - Gigabit - 407 x 70 x 35mm 35mm 407mm 70mm
RS Stock No. 121-8119
Mfr. Part No.FS116PEU
BrandNetgear
SGD403.81
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ProSAFE - Desktop - - 16 - - - 286 x 102 x 27mm 27mm 286mm 102mm
RS Stock No. 136-3016
Mfr. Part No.DES-1005D/B
BrandD-Link
SGD20.95
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DES-1005 5 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 5 - - - 125.3 x 83.4 x 29.1mm 29.1mm 125.3mm 83.4mm
RS Stock No. 136-3022
Mfr. Part No.ES-1024
BrandEdimax
SGD102.92
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ES-1024 24 Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 24 - - - 441 x 131 x 44mm 44mm 131mm 441mm
RS Stock No. 136-3034
Mfr. Part No.ES-1016
BrandEdimax
SGD91.90
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ES-1016 16 Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 16 - - - 441 x 131 x 44mm 44mm 131mm 441mm
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