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[Amazon.ca] NETGEAR 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch (GS305) - $19.99 (Limited Time Deal)

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[Amazon.ca] NETGEAR 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch (GS305) - $19.99 (Limited Time Deal)

Received an alert that the NetGear GS305 5-port gigabit switch was on sale for $19.99. This is the all-time low on Amazon, and it's been this price a bunch of times before, most recently in October 2019.
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Both TP-Link and Netgear are good switch, I have both. Mostly 5 port to expend number of port at home office, TV cabinet, etc.

Just make sure you stay away from D-Link.
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New to this home networking, but realized I should have put Ethernet in the bedrooms instead of cable lol!

What would the benefit of going with the 8 other than 3 extra ports?

What is QoS and is it relevant for basic internet browsing or gaming. No file sharing at this point.
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Thanks! Ordered one :)
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Superman_2099 wrote: New to this home networking, but realized I should have put Ethernet in the bedrooms instead of cable lol!

What would the benefit of going with the 8 other than 3 extra ports?

What is QoS and is it relevant for basic internet browsing or gaming. No file sharing at this point.
Depends on where you're putting it. I have several of these in my house. I have an 8 ports in my entertainment centre (living room), and it's full. Between the TV, NVidia Shield, HTPC, Apple TV, etc... It gets filled up easy. I also have the 5 port, and keep it by my computer.

Just remember, it may be 5 ports, but one is used for connecting to the network. So it's really 4. And once you plug in your main device, and one more thing, it's already getting tight.
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fudge_u wrote: Received an alert that the NetGear GS305 5-port gigabit switch was on sale for $19.99. This is the all-time low on Amazon, and it's been this price a bunch of times before, most recently in October 2019.
The 5-port is a good little box. And at $19.99 can't go wrong.

For anyone curious for historical purposes, the 8-port of the same model often drops to $24.99, and Prime Day was $21.99.
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undacova wrote: I see the tp link 5 port plastic one for about $17 is there any concern for plastic vs metal?
I would say not a concern for home use. More of a concern is the placement of the ethernet ports and power ports. If its all on the same side its better than opposite sides.
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These are bullet proof. I have a few dotted around home and businesses. Never an issue. The metal chassis is a good heat mover.
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coilz wrote: I would say not a concern for home use. More of a concern is the placement of the ethernet ports and power ports. If its all on the same side its better than opposite sides.
Why ... just for cable management, or some other reason?
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coilz wrote: I would say not a concern for home use. More of a concern is the placement of the ethernet ports and power ports. If its all on the same side its better than opposite sides.
Seems like the metal ones have the power on the opposite sides but the plastic ones have power on the same side
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GT!! wrote: Why ... just for cable management, or some other reason?
Yeah exactly for cable management .. at least for my case

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