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Do network switches die ?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by eisenach, Dec 22, 2021.

  1. Mynamemynaim

    Mynamemynaim 38yrs a Naim owner

    7.5mbps is not exactly that fast anyway?
  2. eisenach

    eisenach #JeSuisProf

    Lol ! Indeed ! But it's as good as it gets out in the sticks ! :)
  3. Darth Vader

    Darth Vader From the Dark Side

    Its good enough for most things. People confuse 'speed' with throughput and they are not the same thing. The figures quoted are a clock speed i.e. the rate at which the data is clocked from your MODEM to the roadside cabinet where you'll be put into contention with other users and they all share that same bandwidth. A faster speed does not always translate into a better service.

    Its only when you go into Full HD TV and the like that the higher speeds are required.

    e.g. For HD TV BBC iPlayer needs 2.8Mbps and Netfix 5Mbps.


  4. Beobloke

    Beobloke pfm Member

    One thing to watch on the Netgear units is their internal capacitors.

    I fished a 16 port unit out of the electrical recycling bin at work one day and it was said to be not working any more. Sure enough, I plugged it in and it powered up but there was no comms activity at all. Out of curiosity I took it home and opened it up and all three electrolytic capacitors on the PCB were grossly swollen and leaking. I replaced them and it's worked faultlessly ever since.
  5. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

    For info last I checked - Netgear Prosafe have warranty cover for 5 years after they are end of life. Fully Managed are lifetime warranty. You have to register within 90 days of purchase and keep invoice, covers original owner only.
  6. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    However for internal LAN stuff gig is nice to have particularly because its so cheap. If you have a nas for backup etc it makes a huge (well 10x) difference. For the sake of 18 quid its literally a no brainer.
    paulfromcamden likes this.
  7. juz400

    juz400 pfm Member

    Another +1 for Netgear, I have a GS108 that Ive had for 10+ years only had to replace the 12v PSU once in that time
  8. unclefz

    unclefz pfm Member

    I use the similar TPLink switches which used to be cheaper than the Netgear ones. No issues with any of the 4 I own and have done for many years. All 1Gb switches 3 * 8 port and 1 * 4 port.
  9. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    this thread reminds me I was looking for a 16 port GB PoE unmanaged switch......

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