Network experts - switch advice needed!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:12 am
I'm sure there are a few out there. :D

I have 2 pc's in a different room than my router and I'm looking at getting a 5 port gigabit switch to run them off of (hardwire from the switch to the router through the wall).

I've been looking at the Netgear GS605NA ($35 at Best Buy, $20 after some Best Buy Bucks) vs the TP-LINK TL-SG105 ($20 at Amazon). I'm not sure which is better, or even the difference between the two.

Any thoughts?

--Colin
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:11 pm
Switch is a switch
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:08 am
I figured I was overthinking it. :D

I have an old gigabit router I think I'll convert to DD-WRT and use.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:19 am
some switches have more options, less power consumption, etc. however in the low end consumer models, you are not gonna have much variance. in all honesty, it's mostly a personal preference with those.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 5:55 pm
I agree. i am a communications engineer and like binder said, on the small consumer side there are not much difference.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:00 pm
Good. Now I don't feel so bad for preferring the TP-Link on looks alone. :D

I ended up converting my old router with DD-WRT. It works fine and was free.

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