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Standard User joconnell
(experienced) Wed 04-Oct-17 22:25:44
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Opinions sought on this switch


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I'm considering buying this Linksys LGS318 Business 16 Port Gigabit Smart Managed Network Switch for my newly expanded home gigabit network to replace the current 5 port Netgear GS108 switch which won't have enough capacity for the number of network devices that will be connected via wired ethernet. I may or may not need POE in future, but is that something that can be added if required via some sort of adaptor?
Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 04-Oct-17 23:47:56
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Re: Opinions sought on this switch


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I have the 100Mbps 16 port unmanaged version of these Zyxel ones. It just connects to mains, no separate PSU. It is quite small and for a while it lived under my ADSL router.

I bought it some time ago. I now wish I had bought the 1Gbps version but at the time I did not have anything that ran at 1Gbps and my ADSL broadband connection was good for maybe 1.2Mbps. I would only buy a managed switch if it did not cost much more.

If you want PoE perhaps for a camera you can just add another PoE switch. There are various options.

Michael Chare

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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 05-Oct-17 08:11:36
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you can just add another PoE switch


Or just put a cheap PoE injector at the switch end to add power to the cable.


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Standard User joconnell
(experienced) Thu 05-Oct-17 15:13:39
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Re: Opinions sought on this switch


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In reply to a post by ian72:
you can just add another PoE switch


Or just put a cheap PoE injector at the switch end to add power to the cable.
I guess if I'm attaching a number of cameras then I'd get a POE switch to service those cameras and connect it to the existing switch, otherwise, as you suggest, I'd just use a single injector for a single camera/whatever.
Standard User joconnell
(experienced) Thu 05-Oct-17 15:17:04
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In reply to a post by Michael_Chare:
I bought it some time ago. I now wish I had bought the 1Gbps version but at the time I did not have anything that ran at 1Gbps and my ADSL broadband connection was good for maybe 1.2Mbps. I would only buy a managed switch if it did not cost much more.

My main reason for wanting a managed switch is for traffic prioritisation and VLAN functionality, though having said that, I've been happily using a 5 port Netgear desktop gigabit switch that I bought more than 10 years ago.
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