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[Amazon Canada] NETGEAR 16-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch - $68.93

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[Amazon Canada] NETGEAR 16-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch - $68.93

What do you think?

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Pretty good price, got for $74 last June
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Will be moving into a new house by the end of summer with quite a few Ethernet connections to each of the rooms (10+).

Looking for a switch but not sure if I should future proof myself with more ports or if i should get a "managed" switch. Any suggestions?
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blisterd_nuts wrote:
Mar 20th, 2019 9:54 am
Will be moving into a new house by the end of summer with quite a few Ethernet connections to each of the rooms (10+).

Looking for a switch but not sure if I should future proof myself with more ports or if i should get a "managed" switch. Any suggestions?
Wouldn't a managed switch would be 5x the cost?
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blisterd_nuts wrote:
Mar 20th, 2019 9:54 am
Will be moving into a new house by the end of summer with quite a few Ethernet connections to each of the rooms (10+).

Looking for a switch but not sure if I should future proof myself with more ports or if i should get a "managed" switch. Any suggestions?
What kind of complicated network are you running? Unmanaged switches are probably the way to go for most homes, it's plug and play with no tinkering required.
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vkizzle wrote:
Mar 20th, 2019 10:08 am
Wouldn't a managed switch would be 5x the cost?
Not 5x no, but it will cost more yes.
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realazy wrote:
Mar 20th, 2019 10:12 am
What kind of complicated network are you running? Unmanaged switches are probably the way to go for most homes, it's plug and play with no tinkering required.
Honestly not complicated at all. Internet-->router-->switch-->10+ locations.

The reason why i'm asking is I don't mind spending a little more if I can future proof myself and not sure if a managed switch comes with any cyber security (I guess i'll do a bit more research).

However, the plug and play opportunity along with the good price sounds like this is a no brainer purchase.

Thanks OP!
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realazy wrote:
Mar 20th, 2019 10:12 am
What kind of complicated network are you running? Unmanaged switches are probably the way to go for most homes, it's plug and play with no tinkering required.
As realazy said...what are you doing at home? Running a eCommerce empire, or just plain old home use? This thing has a max of 32Gbps switching: https://www.netgear.com/images/datashee ... _GS348.pdf

The only futurerproof I can think of is if you want to get PoE (Power over ethernet) so that you can connect an access point or webcam and have it powered by Ethernet.
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blisterd_nuts wrote:
Mar 20th, 2019 10:18 am
Honestly not complicated at all. Internet-->router-->switch-->10+ locations.

The reason why i'm asking is I don't mind spending a little more if I can future proof myself and not sure if a managed switch comes with any cyber security (I guess i'll do a bit more research).

However, the plug and play opportunity along with the good price sounds like this is a no brainer purchase.

Thanks OP!
If you want to future proof then you surely don't want a slow gigabit switch lol
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This is generally considered to be a very reliable switch.

watch the power supply though, they can go early and give sporadic failure results
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blisterd_nuts wrote:
Mar 20th, 2019 9:54 am
Will be moving into a new house by the end of summer with quite a few Ethernet connections to each of the rooms (10+).

Looking for a switch but not sure if I should future proof myself with more ports or if i should get a "managed" switch. Any suggestions?
Try some "smart" switches like https://www.amazon.ca/TP-Link-TL-SG108- ... 00K4DS67C/
Especially if you want to setup some stuff like VLANs
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blisterd_nuts wrote:
Mar 20th, 2019 10:18 am
Honestly not complicated at all. Internet-->router-->switch-->10+ locations.

The reason why i'm asking is I don't mind spending a little more if I can future proof myself and not sure if a managed switch comes with any cyber security (I guess i'll do a bit more research).

However, the plug and play opportunity along with the good price sounds like this is a no brainer purchase.

Thanks OP!
Unless you're running complex configurations like splitting the network up with VLANs (e.g. if you want to run a PBX VoIP with extensions going to each room) you probably don't need it.

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