Network Switches

Network Switches and Network Hubs are common connection points for different devices within a network. They enable you to connect computers to other computers, internet devices or networks. Network Switches are commonly used in offices, schools and homes. They feature multiple connectors called ports in which you insert your Ethernet cable, for example. The Ethernet port is a type of networking connection that not only transfer data signal but is also capable of power-up (PoE) devices e.g. CCTV cameras Router connected to the switch shares the internet across all connected devices Network switches are available with varying number of ports. Simple devices allow for connection of up to 4 or 6 devices while more expensive models feature 48 or even more ethernet ports for connecting networking devices.

What kind of devices can I connect to the switch?

  • Desktop Computers
  • Printers
  • Servers
  • Game Consoles
  • HD Drive Stations
  • Smart TVs
  • Laptops
  • Routers

What is a difference between Network Switch and Hub?

Both hubs and switches look the same, but they operate slightly differently. Hubs are simpler devices, broadcasting all their information to all networking devices. They require less analysis and can, therefore, communicate quicker. Switches analyse the sender and receiver which can require more time but eliminates traffic congestion you may experience with Hubs. Hubs are ideal for small office and home environments while switches are better suited to small to large businesses which require more advanced network equipment.

What switches types are available on the market? 

  • Managed - the most customizable networking devices. Managed switches allow for controlling network configurations and data transfer. They feature a user interface for ease of use.
  • Unmanaged - The easiest and simplest networking switch type. As the name suggests it doesn't have to be controlled by a user. It's more like a plug and play device. Commonly used in small offices or home where network control isn't so important.
  • LAN / Active Hubs- this type os switch automatically controls the network traffic and delivers the data to all independent devices prioritising one over the other ones accordingly to current networking requirements.

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Description Price Model Number of Ports Desktop/Rackmount Switch Type Network Speed RJ45 Ports SFP Ports Network Speed Class PoE - Power Over Ethernet Dimensions Height Width Depth
RS Stock No. 760-4003
Mfr. Part No.DES-108/B
BrandD-Link
PHP1,844.55
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DES-108 8 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 8 - - - 162 x 102 x 28mm 28mm 162mm 102mm
RS Stock No. 820-0255
Mfr. Part No.DES-1210-28
BrandD-Link
PHP11,797.69
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DES-1210-28 26 Rack Mount Smart 10/100Mbit/s 24 2 - - 440 x 210 x 44mm 44mm 440mm 210mm
RS Stock No. 760-4129
Mfr. Part No.JGS524-200EUS
BrandNetgear
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JGS524 24 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 - Gigabit - 330 x 207 x 43mm 43mm 330mm 207mm
RS Stock No. 820-0211
Mfr. Part No.DES-1024D/B
BrandD-Link
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DES-1024D 24 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 24 - - - 280 x 125.8 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 125.8mm
RS Stock No. 778-6329
Mfr. Part No.FS728TP-100EUS
BrandNetgear
PHP23,281.33
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ProSAFE FS728TP 30 Rack Mount Smart 10/100Mbit/s 28 2 - Yes 440 x 257 x 43mm 43mm 440mm 257mm
RS Stock No. 760-3984
Mfr. Part No.DES-105/B
BrandD-Link
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DES-105 5 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 5 - - - 100 x 98 x 28mm 28mm 100mm 98mm
RS Stock No. 122-1394
Mfr. Part No.LGS105-UK
BrandLinksys
PHP1,806.92
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LGS105 5 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 5 - - - 121 x 75 x 26mm 26mm 121mm 75mm
RS Stock No. 820-0217
Mfr. Part No.DES-1016D/B
BrandD-Link
PHP2,988.37
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DES-1016D 16 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 16 - - - 324 x 231 x 44.5mm 44.5mm 324mm 231mm
RS Stock No. 820-0251
Mfr. Part No.DES-1100-16
BrandD-Link
PHP5,271.20
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DES-1100-16 16 Desktop Smart 10/100Mbit/s 16 - - - 280 x 125 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 125mm
RS Stock No. 820-0309
Mfr. Part No.GS208-100UKS
BrandNetgear
PHP2,033.06
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GS208 8 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit - 152 x 93 x 26mm 26mm 152mm 93mm
RS Stock No. 121-8129
Mfr. Part No.GS116E-200UKS
BrandNetgear
PHP9,178.04
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ProSAFE 16 Desktop Managed 10/100/1000Mbit/s 16 - Gigabit - 286 x 101 x 26mm 26mm 286mm 101mm
RS Stock No. 883-8608
Mfr. Part No.GS116E-200UKS
BrandNetgear
PHP7,840.72
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ProSAFE GS116E 16 Rack Mount Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 16 - Gigabit - - - - -
RS Stock No. 121-8131
Mfr. Part No.GS305-100UKS
BrandNetgear
PHP1,676.41
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SOHO GS305 5 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 5 - Gigabit - 101 x 94 x 29mm 29mm 101mm 94mm
RS Stock No. 121-8088
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1100-24P
BrandD-Link
PHP24,162.48
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DGS-1100-24P 24 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 - Gigabit Yes 280 x 230 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 230mm
RS Stock No. 883-8623
Mfr. Part No.GS728TPP-100EUS
BrandNetgear
PHP44,270.01
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ProSAFE 28 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 4 Gigabit Yes - - - -
RS Stock No. 760-4012
Mfr. Part No.DGS-108/B
BrandD-Link
PHP2,632.33
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DGS-108 8 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit - 162 x 102 x 28mm 28mm 162mm 102mm
RS Stock No. 820-0299
Mfr. Part No.GS205-100UKS
BrandNetgear
PHP1,470.37
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GS205 5 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 5 - Gigabit - 114 x 86 x 26mm 26mm 114mm 86mm
RS Stock No. 760-4075
Mfr. Part No.AT-8000S/16-30
PHP21,998.40
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8000S/16, AT-8000S/16 16 Rack Mount Managed 10/100Mbit/s 16 - - - 330 x 230 x 43mm 43mm 330mm 230mm
RS Stock No. 121-8095
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-28
BrandD-Link
PHP14,812.03
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DGS-1210-28 28 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 4 Gigabit - 440 x 140 x 44mm 44mm 440mm 140mm
RS Stock No. 121-8144
Mfr. Part No.GS316-100UKS
BrandNetgear
PHP6,427.82
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SOHO GS316 16 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 16 - Gigabit - 286 x 101 x 26mm 26mm 286mm 101mm
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