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. 161-3718
Mfr. Part No.SG110-24HP-UK
BrandCisco
SGD932.03
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SG110-24HP 24 Desktop, Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 - Gigabit Yes 440.6 x 202.82 x 44.32mm 44.32mm 440.6mm 202.82mm
RS Stock No. 883-8522
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1100-08P
BrandD-Link
SGD253.79
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DGS-1100-08P 8 Desktop Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit Yes - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-3723
Mfr. Part No.SG110D-08-EU
BrandCisco
SGD128.73
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SG110D-08 8 Desktop, Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit No 140 x 33.35 x 140mm 140mm 140mm 33.35mm
RS Stock No. 136-3013
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1026MP
BrandD-Link
SGD852.18
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DGS-1026MP 26 Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 2 Gigabit Yes 440 x 250.4 x 44mm 44mm 440mm 250.4mm
RS Stock No. 463-0740
Mfr. Part No.852-35025 CP2/1DA/1AV - RED-RD
SGD48.41
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Set(s)
- - Desktop - 10/100Mbit/s 2 - - - 60 x 69 x 40mm 40mm 60mm 69mm
RS Stock No. 121-8127
Mfr. Part No.GS108PE-300EUS
BrandNetgear
SGD223.02
Each
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ProSAFE - Desktop - - 8 - Gigabit - 158 x 101 x 29mm 29mm 158mm 101mm
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. 136-3034
Mfr. Part No.ES-1016
BrandEdimax
SGD67.95
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ES-1016 16 Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 16 - - - 441 x 131 x 44mm 44mm 131mm 441mm
RS Stock No. 180-9171
Mfr. Part No.2891029
SGD432.49
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- 5 DIN Rail Mount Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 4 - - - 28 x 70 x 110mm 110mm 28mm 70mm
RS Stock No. 121-8084
Mfr. Part No.DES-1018P
BrandD-Link
SGD418.78
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DES-1018P 18 Desktop, Rack Mount Smart, Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 16 2 - Yes 280 x 210 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 210mm
RS Stock No. 136-3040
Mfr. Part No.GSM7248-200EUS
BrandNetgear
SGD1,221.99
Each
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ProSafe GSM7248v2 52 Rack Mount Managed 10/100/1000Mbit/s 48 4 Gigabit - 440 x 205 x 43mm 43mm 440mm 205mm
RS Stock No. 136-3014
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1024D/B
BrandD-Link
SGD235.06
Each
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DGS-1024D 24 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 - Gigabit - 280 x 180 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 180mm
RS Stock No. 136-3016
Mfr. Part No.DES-1005D/B
BrandD-Link
SGD20.14
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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. 161-3721
Mfr. Part No.SG110D-05-EU
BrandCisco
SGD131.64
Each
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SG110D-05 5 Desktop, Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 5 - Gigabit No 110 x 30 x 110mm 110mm 110mm 30mm
RS Stock No. 121-8119
Mfr. Part No.FS116PEU
BrandNetgear
SGD401.12
Each
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ProSAFE - Desktop - - 16 - - - 286 x 102 x 27mm 27mm 286mm 102mm
RS Stock No. 161-3717
Mfr. Part No.SG110-24HP-EU
BrandCisco
SGD976.72
Each
units
SG110-24HP 24 Desktop, Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 - Gigabit Yes 440.6 x 202.82 x 44.32mm 44.32mm 440.6mm 202.82mm
RS Stock No. 136-3022
Mfr. Part No.ES-1024
BrandEdimax
SGD102.92
Each
units
ES-1024 24 Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 24 - - - 441 x 131 x 44mm 44mm 131mm 441mm
RS Stock No. 136-3008
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1100-24
BrandD-Link
SGD298.83
Each
units
DGS-1100-24 24 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 - Gigabit - 280 x 230 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 230mm
RS Stock No. 121-8089
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1100-26MP
BrandD-Link
SGD892.73
Each
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DGS-1100-26MP 26 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 26 2 Gigabit Yes 440 x 290 x 44mm 44mm 440mm 290mm
RS Stock No. 883-8648
Mfr. Part No.JGS524PE-100EUS
BrandNetgear
SGD563.82
Each
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ProSAFE 24 Rack Mount Managed 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 - Gigabit Yes - - - -
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