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Network Switches - Which Switch?

Sushihunter
  • 7 months ago

I live in the Vancouver, BC area and just recently upgraded to Shaw Internet 300.

So far, so good...

A couple of small problems have popped up.

1- I'm getting just a little less than half of the advertised speed. I started getting around 179 Mbps, but after a couple of days it's dropped to about 135. Shaw is sending out a Tech to check things out sometime next week...

2- The new modem only has two ports on it - old one had 4 and that wasn't enough. So now I'm looking to buy an 8 port Switch.

Here are the ones I'm looking at:

TP-LINK SOHO TL-SG108 8-Port 10/100/1000Mbps Desktop Switch https://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_1195_700_1103&item_id=058860

TP-Link TL-SG1008D 10/100/1000Mbps 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch, 16Gbps Switching Capacity https://www.newegg.ca/p/N82E16833704043?Description=Network%20Switch&cm_re=Network_Switch-_-33-704-043-_-Product

Netgear ProSAFE GS308 8-Port Gigabit Switch https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX64318

I'm trying to add my TV, BlueRay Player, WDTV Media Player to my network so I can access the internet for Netflix and YouTube, and also send video files to my Media Player.

Any thoughts on which Switch I should seriously consider?

Thanks!

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  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Personal opinion: Netgear

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Just ordered the NETGEAR 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch (GS308) from Amazon.ca

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07PFYM5MZ/

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

For some reason, Amazon was telling me that it might take until September 6th for delivery of my new Switch.

After doing a little more research - specifically at http://www.michaelstechtips.com/three-8-port-gigabit-unmanaged-switches-reviewed-netgear-prosafe-gs108-vs-netgear-gs308-vs-tp-link-tl-sg108/

I decided to cancel my original order and order the https://www.amazon.ca/TP-Link-TL-SG108-1000Mbps-Desktop-Gigabit/dp/B00A121WN6/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=GS108&qid

According to Amazon, it should be here by 9PM tonight...

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazon delivered the new Switch just before 7 PM.

Nicely done.

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