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. 121-8097
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-48
BrandD-Link
TWD18,514.00
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DGS-1210-48 48 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 44 4 Gigabit - 441 x 209.9 x 44mm 44mm 441mm 209.9mm
RS Stock No. 121-8087
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1100-10MP
BrandD-Link
TWD12,197.00
Each
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DGS-1100-MP 10 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 2 Gigabit Yes 280 x 180 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 180mm
RS Stock No. 883-8608
Mfr. Part No.GS116E-200UKS
BrandNetgear
TWD4,625.00
Each
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ProSAFE GS116E 16 Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 16 - Gigabit - - - - -
RS Stock No. 883-8522
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1100-08P
BrandD-Link
TWD5,206.00
Each
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DGS-1100-08P 8 Desktop Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit Yes - - - -
RS Stock No. 121-8088
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1100-24P
BrandD-Link
TWD14,209.00
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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. 820-0217
Mfr. Part No.DES-1016D/B
BrandD-Link
TWD1,809.00
Each
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DES-1016D 16 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 16 - - - 324 x 231 x 44.5mm 44.5mm 324mm 231mm
RS Stock No. 330-1148
Mfr. Part No.ATMC101XL
TWD3,676.00
Each
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MC101XL 2 Rack Mount - 10/100Mbit/s 1 - - - 105 x 95 x 25mm 25mm 105mm 95mm
RS Stock No. 820-0249
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-24
BrandD-Link
TWD7,775.00
Each
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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. 121-8090
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-08P
BrandD-Link
TWD7,671.00
Each
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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. 138-5586
Mfr. Part No.IES51000
BrandStartech
TWD7,891.00
Each
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IES51000 5 DIN Rail Mount Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 5 - - No 111 x 89 x 28mm 28mm 111mm 89mm
RS Stock No. 136-3005
Mfr. Part No.AT-GS950/8-30
TWD8,347.00
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GS950/8 8 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 2 Gigabit - 280 x 180 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 180mm
RS Stock No. 883-8610
Mfr. Part No.GS716T-300EUS
BrandNetgear
TWD6,445.00
Each
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ProSAFE 16 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 16 - Gigabit - - - - -
RS Stock No. 138-5587
Mfr. Part No.IES5102
BrandStartech
TWD4,653.00
Each
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IES5102 5 DIN Rail Mount Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 5 - - No 70 x 25 x 110mm 110mm 70mm 25mm
RS Stock No. 121-8091
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-10
BrandD-Link
TWD5,659.00
Each
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DGS-1210-10 10 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 2 Gigabit - 280 x 126 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 126mm
RS Stock No. 760-4003
Mfr. Part No.DES-108/B
BrandD-Link
TWD1,056.00
Each
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DES-108 8 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 8 - - - 162 x 102 x 28mm 28mm 162mm 102mm
RS Stock No. 136-3027
Mfr. Part No.GS-5424PLG
BrandEdimax
TWD19,031.00
Each
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GS-5424PLG 28 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 4 Gigabit Yes 441 x 310 x 44mm 44mm 310mm 441mm
RS Stock No. 136-3013
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1026MP
BrandD-Link
TWD18,658.00
Each
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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. 820-0277
Mfr. Part No.JGS516-200EUS
BrandNetgear
TWD5,435.00
Each
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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. 122-1394
Mfr. Part No.LGS105-UK
BrandLinksys
TWD1,200.00
Each
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LGS105 5 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 5 - - - 121 x 75 x 26mm 26mm 121mm 75mm
RS Stock No. 883-8648
Mfr. Part No.JGS524PE-100EUS
BrandNetgear
TWD12,364.00
Each
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ProSAFE 24 Rack Mount Managed 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 - Gigabit Yes - - - -