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
TWD18,583.00
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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
TWD12,101.00
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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. 820-0255
Mfr. Part No.DES-1210-28
BrandD-Link
TWD7,209.00
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DES-1210-28 26 Rack Mount Smart 10/100Mbit/s 24 2 - - 440 x 210 x 44mm 44mm 440mm 210mm
RS Stock No. 883-8617
Mfr. Part No.GS308-100UKS
BrandNetgear
TWD1,212.00
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SOHO GS308 8 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit - - - - -
RS Stock No. 883-8608
Mfr. Part No.GS116E-200UKS
BrandNetgear
TWD4,568.00
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ProSAFE GS116E 16 Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 16 - Gigabit - - - - -
RS Stock No. 121-8088
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1100-24P
BrandD-Link
TWD14,249.00
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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. 883-8522
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1100-08P
BrandD-Link
TWD5,738.00
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DGS-1100-08P 8 Desktop Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit Yes - - - -
RS Stock No. 820-0249
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-24
BrandD-Link
TWD7,805.00
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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. 330-1148
Mfr. Part No.ATMC101XL
TWD3,638.00
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MC101XL 2 Rack Mount - 10/100Mbit/s 1 - - - 105 x 95 x 25mm 25mm 105mm 95mm
RS Stock No. 820-0217
Mfr. Part No.DES-1016D/B
BrandD-Link
TWD1,783.00
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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. 826-3243
Mfr. Part No.SPIDER 4TX/1FX
BrandHirschmann
TWD8,417.00
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SPIDER 4TX/1FX 4 DIN Rail Mount Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 4 - - - 25 x 79 x 114mm 114mm 25mm 79mm
RS Stock No. 136-3018
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1100-08/B
BrandD-Link
TWD1,817.00
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DGS-1100-08 8 Desktop Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit - 171 x 97.8 x 28.6mm 28.6mm 171mm 97.8mm
RS Stock No. 121-8089
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1100-26MP
BrandD-Link
TWD19,559.00
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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. 820-0211
Mfr. Part No.DES-1024D/B
BrandD-Link
TWD2,398.00
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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. 136-3019
Mfr. Part No.GO-SW-8G/B
BrandD-Link
TWD941.00
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GO-SW-8G 8 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit - 128 x 68.5 x 25.4mm 25mm 128mm 68.5mm
RS Stock No. 121-8098
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-52
BrandD-Link
TWD21,472.00
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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. 136-3034
Mfr. Part No.ES-1016
BrandEdimax
TWD2,034.00
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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. 121-8083
Mfr. Part No.DES-1018MP
BrandD-Link
TWD13,804.00
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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. 175-7282
Mfr. Part No.GO-SW-5G/B
BrandD-Link
TWD720.00
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- 5 Desktop - 20Mbit/s - - Gigabit - 22 x 91 x 73mm 22mm 91mm 73mm
RS Stock No. 136-3020
Mfr. Part No.ES-3316P
BrandEdimax
TWD1,217.00
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ES-3316P 16 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 16 - - Yes 160 x 107 x 40mm 40mm 107mm 160mm