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TP-Link 5 Port Desktop Switch (TL-SF1005D)

The TL-SF1005D Fast Ethernet Switch is designed for SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) or workgroup users.

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TP-Link 5 Port Desktop Switch (TL-SF1005D)
 

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£6.49

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TP-Link 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch (TL-SG1008D V6)

The TP-Link 8-Port Gigabit desktop switch TL-SG1008D provides you an easy way to make the transition to Gigabit...

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TP-Link 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch (TL-SG1008D V6)
 

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£16.99

TP-Link 8-Port 10/100/1000Mbps Desktop Switch (TL-SG108)

The TP-LINK 8 10/100/1000Mbps Desktop Switch TL-SG108 provides you an easy way to make the transition to gigabit...

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TP-Link 8-Port 10/100/1000Mbps Desktop Switch (TL-SG108)
 

1 In stock

£21.95

TP-Link 8-Port Gigabit Easy Smart Switch (TL-SG108E)

The TL-SG108E 8-Port Gigabit Easy Smart switch is an ideal upgrade from an unmanaged switch, designed for Small and...

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TP-Link 8-Port Gigabit Easy Smart Switch (TL-SG108E)
 

1 In stock

£27.98

TP-Link 5-port Desktop Gigabit Switch, 5 101001000M RJ45 ports, ...

The TL-SG1005D Gigabit Desktop Switch provides you an easy way to upgrade your network to 1000Mbps network

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TP-Link 5-port Desktop Gigabit Switch, 5 101001000M RJ45 ports, plastic case (TL-SG1005D V6)
 

3 In stock

£14.99

TP-Link 8-Port 10/100Mbps Desktop Switch (TL-SF1008D)

The TL-SF1008D Fast Ethernet Switch is designed for SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) or workgroup users.. All 8 ports...

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TP-Link 8-Port 10/100Mbps Desktop Switch (TL-SF1008D)
 

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£9.49

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Netgear ProSafe GS108T 8-Port Gigabit Smart Switch

Netgear ProSafe 8-Port Gigabit Smart Switch. If you need more control over your network to manage the flow of voice...

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Netgear ProSafe GS108T 8-Port Gigabit Smart Switch
 

1 In stock

£61.99

Netgear ProSafe FS108 8-port 10/100 Compact Switch

NETGEAR’s popular FS100 series desktop switches, known for its reliability and performance, provide your LAN with...

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Netgear ProSafe FS108 8-port 10/100 Compact Switch
 

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£24.95

TP-Link 16-Port Gigabit Desktop/Rackmount Switch (TL-SG1016D)

The TL-SG1016D 16-Port Gigabit switch provides an easy way to make the transition to Gigabit Ethernet. All 16 ports...

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TP-Link 16-Port Gigabit Desktop/Rackmount Switch (TL-SG1016D)
 

1 In stock

£69.95

TP-Link 24-Port 10100Mbps 4-Port Gigabit 2 SFP slot Smart PoE Sw...

The T1500-28PCT provides 24 10/100Mbps ports that supports 802.3at/af-compliant PoE, with a total PoE power supply up...

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TP-Link 24-Port 10100Mbps 4-Port Gigabit 2 SFP slot Smart PoE Switch T1500-28PCT (TL-SL2428P)
 

2 In stock

£169.99

TP-Link 16-port Unmanaged Gigabit Rackmount Switch (TL-SG1016)

The TL-SG1016 is specially designed for Ethernet (10Mbps), Fast Ethernet (100Mbps) and Gigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps)...

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TP-Link 16-port Unmanaged Gigabit Rackmount Switch (TL-SG1016)
 

2 In stock

£62.99

Dynamode 5 Port 10/100Mbps Ethernet Switch (SW50010-D)

Features: - Built-in 5 Ports Fast Ethernet - Supports 200Mbps in Full Duplex Mode - Ideal for Fast Home Network,...

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Dynamode 5 Port 10/100Mbps Ethernet Switch (SW50010-D)
 

1 In stock

£9.95

ZyXEL GS1100-16 16 port Gigabit Unmanaged Switch

The ZyXEL GS1100 Series is the best solution for instant Gigabit connectivity in office environments demanding silent...

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ZyXEL GS1100-16 16 port Gigabit Unmanaged Switch
 

Out of stock

£56.99

TP-Link JetStream 28-Port Gigabit Stackable L3 Managed Switch (T...

TP-LINK’s T3700G-28TQ is an L3 managed switch designed to build a highly accessible, scalable, and robust network....

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TP-Link JetStream 28-Port Gigabit Stackable L3 Managed Switch (T3700G-28TQ)
 

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£1,099.99

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Dynamode 8 Port 10/100Mbps Gigabit Switch (SW80010-D)

Features: - Built-in 8 Ports Gigabit Ethernet - Up to x10 performance of Fast Ethernet - Backward 100Mbps and 10Mbps...

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Dynamode 8 Port 10/100Mbps Gigabit Switch (SW80010-D)
 

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Was: £14.99 £12.95

OcUK Value OCUK 48 Port 2U Patch Panel CAT5E for Rackmount Cabinets ...

The UT-899248 is a 48 port 2U rack mountable CAT5e patch panel which is a great solution for network and cable...

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OCUK 48 Port 2U Patch Panel CAT5E for Rackmount Cabinets (UT-899248)
 

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£23.99

Netgear ProSafe JFS524 24-Port Fast Ethernet Switch

These unmanaged 10/100 Fast Ethernet switches provide expanded connectivity for small office networks at an...

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Netgear ProSafe JFS524 24-Port Fast Ethernet Switch
 

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£56.99

TP-Link JetStream 24-Port Gigabit L2 Managed PoE+ Switch with 4 ...

The TL-SG3424P provides 24 10/100/1000Mbps ports that supports 802.3at/af-compliant PoE , with a total PoE power...

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TP-Link JetStream 24-Port Gigabit L2 Managed PoE+ Switch with 4 SFP Slots
 

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£339.95

TP-Link 8-port Unmanaged Gigabit Rackmount Switch (TL-SG1008)

The TL-SG1008 is a high performance Smart Gigabit switch that provides an ideal solution for workgroup or department...

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TP-Link 8-port Unmanaged Gigabit Rackmount Switch (TL-SG1008)
 

2 In stock

£39.95

TP-Link JetStream 48-Port Gigabit Smart Switch with 4 SFP Slots

The T1600G-52PS provides 48 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 Ports which support 802.3at/af-compliant PoE, with a total PoE power...

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TP-Link JetStream 48-Port Gigabit Smart Switch with 4 SFP Slots
 

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£249.00

Netgear ProSafe GS724T Gigabit Smart Switch

Joining NETGEAR's family of Smart Switches with simple switch management at no extra cost, this 24-port Gigabit...

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Netgear ProSafe GS724T Gigabit Smart Switch
 

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£114.95

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Switches & Hubs

Network Switches & Network Hubs at Overclockers UK

At Overclockers UK, we bring you a full selection of network switches by leading brands such as TPlink and Netgear. So, whether you’re setting up a small home network, or you’re looking for a comprehensive network solution for your business or organisation, Overclockers are here to support you.

Hubs, Switches & Routers Explained

A network device, sometimes referred to as a communicating device, refers to any device used to connect computers together on a common network. The purpose is to facilitate the sharing of files and also peripheral devices such as printers or fax machines. There are three core networking devices: hubs, switches and routers. These are discussed in-depth below.

Network Hubs

A network hub is a layer 1 device. They are an affordable and straightforward way to create a network. Network hubs, sometimes known as router hubs, work by connecting multiple computers in a single location together. The premise is simple: when a computer sends information to a hub, it replicates the data on all systems. One downside of this is that they have one collision domain and use half-duplex, which means they can’t receive and send data at the same time. As a result, network hubs create a lot of unnecessary traffic since the information is sent to all systems in the network, meaning more bandwidth is taken up. Overview:

  • Layer 1 device
  • 1 collision domain
  • Half-duplex
  • Wasted bandwidth

Network Switches

Network switches, sometimes known as Ethernet switches, offer a solution to the limitations of hubs. Unlike network hubs, network switches keep a log of each individual host. This means data can be transferred only to those who need it and it does not flood the system with unnecessary information. This is implemented using the source MAC address. Each network card has a unique address, this is then read by the switches and used to identify the computer. A network switch is a layer 2 device, and handles communication between devices on the same network. In general, these devices feature high port density and almost universal connectivity.

Overview:

  • Layer 2 device
  • Full-duplex
  • Multiple collision domains
  • Reduced bandwidth
  • Increased security

Routers

Routers are a layer 3 device. They provide a connection outside of your internal network, as well as to networks that are not alike and need a device to translate between them. Because they are layer 3, routers use not only MAC addresses, but also IP addresses. They are usually highly configurable, feature fewer ports, are more complex, and can connect frame relay, ATM, MPLS, and many other kinds of devices. Click here for the full range of routers at Overclockers UK.

Overview:

  • Layer 3 device
  • Routes traffic between networks
  • Fewer ports

Hybrid Devices

There are also hybrid models that operate on multiple levels. Some routers have switch capabilities, these are sometimes called a router switch and some switches have router capabilities. However, as a rule, its essential function is always going to be at the heart of its performance capabilities.

More Questions about Network Devices? Contact Us!

You don’t have to be an expert to have an expert setup. If you’re looking to create a network in your home or office and aren’t sure whether a network switch, network hub or even a router switch is the best solution, you can contact a member of the Overclockers UK staff by phone on weekdays from 8:30am - 5:30pm and on Saturdays from 9:00am - 5:00pm. Our dedicated team of experts are on hand to help you make the right choice. Alternatively, if you’re a business, academic institution, or public sector organisation click here to learn more about opening an OCUK business account for comprehensive support and services.

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