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[Amazon.ca] NETGEAR 5-port Gigabit Desktop Switch in Metal Case $19.99

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[Amazon.ca] NETGEAR 5-port Gigabit Desktop Switch in Metal Case $19.99

Good deal on a decent little switch! Lowest price of the last year according to 3 camels.
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Shouldn't these things be dirt cheap these days?
I remember buying an 8-port gigabit switch in 2012 for like $12-14 (memory express). 7 years later and they are more expensive!
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Jan 3, 2016
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Depends on the brand and the type of switch.
I prefer the metal enclosure Netgear switches, they just work better.
Not saying anything about their plastic enclosure ones or other manufacturer's but I've never broken one of these.

Now if they could just get the 10G switches rolling for a decent price...
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BobSagget wrote: Shouldn't these things be dirt cheap these days?
I remember buying an 8-port gigabit switch in 2012 for like $12-14 (memory express). 7 years later and they are more expensive!
That must have been either a special price/sale or you are misremembering.
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X24Secret wrote: That must have been either a special price/sale or you are misremembering.
I found the old thread.
ncix-tp-link-8-port-gigabit-10-100-1000 ... a-1279637/

It was $16.99 @ NCIX and we price matched at Memory Express for $12.49. So it WAS a special price, but NCIX still had it on sale for only $16.99 for an 8-port gigabit switch.
Now a 5 port gigabit switch for $20 is considered a deal 7 years later.
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BobSagget wrote: I found the old thread.
ncix-tp-link-8-port-gigabit-10-100-1000 ... a-1279637/

It was $16.99 @ NCIX and we price matched at Memory Express for $12.49. So it WAS a special price, but NCIX still had it on sale for only $16.99 for an 8-port gigabit switch.
Now a 5 port gigabit switch for $20 is considered a deal 7 years later.
It's INFLATION, man.
Take a look how housing jumped from 2012. Smiling Face With Sunglasses
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Thanks OP. Now to find $15.01 of filler to get free shipping..... Face With Tears Of Joy
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Dec 12, 2018
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The next best I could find is same price unmanaged, its decent. Have to find fillers though, get those amazon basic extensions? :P

I'm still looking for a switch with at least one poe, costs like 60+ :|
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BobSagget wrote: Shouldn't these things be dirt cheap these days?
I remember buying an 8-port gigabit switch in 2012 for like $12-14 (memory express). 7 years later and they are more expensive!
dollar difference. its real low things are high priced

have the 8 dlink plastic for 20 swapped out a metal netgear 5 port = no difference in rates
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BobSagget wrote: I found the old thread.
http://forums.redflagdeals.com/ncix-tp- ... a-1279637/

It was $16.99 @ NCIX and we price matched at Memory Express for $12.49. So it WAS a special price, but NCIX still had it on sale for only $16.99 for an 8-port gigabit switch.
Now a 5 port gigabit switch for $20 is considered a deal 7 years later.
That’s probably one of the reasons NCIX doesn’t exist today. Haha but great deal i would have bought a few.
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It wasn't long ago, that was the price of 8 ports. I bought my last 5 ports for $15.
BobSagget wrote: Shouldn't these things be dirt cheap these days?
I remember buying an 8-port gigabit switch in 2012 for like $12-14 (memory express). 7 years later and they are more expensive!
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dazurn wrote: Found this today, its 4$ cheaper.

TP-Link TL-SG1005D 10/100/1000Mbps Port Gigabit Desktop Switch, 10Gbps Capacity, Plug and Play, Up to 70% Power Saving https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B000N99BBC/ref ... 2CbRZEH1S4
I have this TP-Link switch. Over a year old and still going strong.
Don't buy this one though: Your text to link here...
The D-Link died in less than half a year.
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I've had the 8-port Netgear switch for a couple years now and it's been running beautifully. These should last for many, many years.
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dazurn wrote: Found this today, its 4$ cheaper.

TP-Link TL-SG1005D 10/100/1000Mbps Port Gigabit Desktop Switch, 10Gbps Capacity, Plug and Play, Up to 70% Power Saving https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B000N99BBC/ref ... 2CbRZEH1S4
I don't think this switch nor the OP's switch have IGMP snooping. This is a modern feature included in modern hardware because modern networking setups often have IP TV or other systems that broadcast/multicast/spam packets throughout the network, and the snooping is needed to block them from going everywhere and overwhelming lesser hardware. It's not a HUGE thing to worry about until you run into a problem, but the fact that the TP-link SG105/SG108 are only a few bucks more for the newer hardware makes them the buy for me. I got the SG108 because it's $30 for 8 ports, and the SG105 is $25 https://www.amazon.ca/TP-Link-TL-SG105- ... B00A128S24

These ones have business-oriented versions with an "E" on the end of the model name for $15+ more, which are semi-managed and have a web interface for VLAN configuration etc. This too tells me that the hardware is more capable than a normal cheap switch, and tplink just disables this extra functionality for the cheaper version of the switch.
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Can someone be kind enough to explain to me how a switch is different than a router (I tried googling but still don't understand) . I have a situation where my cable (Internet) enters the basement where my phone line also enters. I also have several Ethernet cables that terminate here which supply hardwired connections to the house. Unfortunately my wireless router in this area of my 3 story house makes for weak wireless connections on the top floor. Would a switch be helpful so I can place my wireless router in a more central location? I tried the two router thing, but it's very unstable.

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