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[Amazon.ca] NETGEAR ProSAFE 8-Port Gigabit Switch (GS208) CDN$ 23.99

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[Amazon.ca] NETGEAR ProSAFE 8-Port Gigabit Switch (GS208) CDN$ 23.99

Thx OP, bought 10! :facepalm:
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Metal version is just $4 more. I'd take the metal casing one anyday.
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both should be fine IMO...

funny thing, lots of reviews with 5* ratings...
Did a check on fake spot and had a "cached rating" of A.
Then clicked "re-analyzed" to end up with an updated rating of F...

But still, at that price, you can't really go wrong ...

I bought the metal casing version on dec 13th ... and so far ... rock solid.
No complaints...

PS: the metal casing is 24.99 at this moment ...
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Thank you everyone. I have Rogers Gigabyte modem white color. I will go with white plastic housing.
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For those trying to decide on either the Netgear or the TP-Link you should consider how your wires are oriented and pick accordingly. If your wires are all from behind, then the Netgear works better because the wires can be hooked up in the back and you can see the status lights from the front.
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rvs007 wrote: For those trying to decide on either the Netgear or the TP-Link you should consider how your wires are oriented and pick accordingly. If your wires are all from behind, then the Netgear works better because the wires can be hooked up in the back and you can see the status lights from the front.
nice point. the design looks much better.
Thx OP, bought 10! :facepalm:
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Does the router auto negotiate the speed? Any way to set it on Gigabit as default
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Jaegerjaque wrote: Does the router auto negotiate the speed? Any way to set it on Gigabit as default
I think it depends on the device that is connected to the switch. So if you connect a device that only supports 10/100 then it will default to 100Mbps speeds. If the device supports 1000Mbps then the switch will run it at 1Gbps speed.
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rvs007 wrote: I think it depends on the device that is connected to the switch. So if you connect a device that only supports 10/100 then it will default to 100Mbps speeds. If the device supports 1000Mbps then the switch will run it at 1Gbps speed.
For network switches usually the problem is if the port fails to negotiate the correct speed it will automatically fall back to 10/100 port I am not sure what this one falls back to I'll just have to manually test it out I suppose.
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This only applies to the version with the plastic housing. I have the one with the metal housing and it is annoying as the ports for the network cables are on one side and the electrical adapter plugs in on the other side. If my switch was not hidden, I wouldn't have gotten it.
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Jaegerjaque wrote: For network switches usually the problem is if the port fails to negotiate the correct speed it will automatically fall back to 10/100 port I am not sure what this one falls back to I'll just have to manually test it out I suppose.
It will use the highest possible speed given the device on the other side, and the cable quality. If your cable can't do gigabit (i.e. it's not cat6), then it might fall back to 10/100.
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Cat 5e can do 1gbps and that's most of the cats out there
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TheWalrus wrote: It will use the highest possible speed given the device on the other side, and the cable quality. If your cable can't do gigabit (i.e. it's not cat6), then it might fall back to 10/100.
CAT5e is fully capable of gigabit (1000BASE-T) in nearly all circumstances. CAT6 has very little benefit for most consumers until 10GbE is more affordable, in which case CAT6A would be a better choice.
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baudfather wrote: CAT5e is fully capable of gigabit (1000BASE-T) in nearly all circumstances. CAT6 has very little benefit for most consumers until 10GbE is more affordable, in which case CAT6A would be a better choice.
I've had much more consistent results with cat6 for gigabit speeds. Cat5e will do gigabit speeds, but so will cat6 more reliably. The person I was responding to seemed to have trouble achieving higher speeds so maybe their cable is picking up interference that cat6 won't. Besides the price difference isn't that big especially on smaller lengths so why not.
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Better than Cisco Nexus 9k?



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