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    Home Network Advice - Increasing number of Cabled connections

    This is a discussion on Home Network Advice - Increasing number of Cabled connections within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Originally Posted by AdamBrunt That netgear switch is twice the price of tp-link one and does exactly the same thing ...

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      Re: Home Network Advice - Increasing number of Cabled connections

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      That netgear switch is twice the price of tp-link one and does exactly the same thing with the same spec.
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      Re: Home Network Advice - Increasing number of Cabled connections

      True price isn't everything and there are many examples where someone can pay pennies for something and find that it was rubbish. There are also a lot of examples when someone has paid less and ended up with an excellent product.

      Although I haven't tried the Switches that claim to prioritise gaming of video streaming traffic (such as the Netgear described above) to legitimately compare, I do has a pair of TP-Link 8-Port 1Gbit Switches and have had no issues with either of them.

      They both run cool and with a mixture of 100mb and 1Gbit devices attached, I haven't experienced any issues with them becoming locked at 100mb.

      This is not to say that the Netgear Switch would. I am aware that some switches intended for the business market have experienced this problem. A reset is required to get them to work work at the full 1Gbit again when this has happened.

      The only times I have had to reset mine have been because I have changed the IP Address range on my router. The attached devices need a simple method to obtain a new IP Address.

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      Re: Home Network Advice - Increasing number of Cabled connections

      Hi all et Adam.

      You have hit the nail on the head. I have just set up the HTPC and currently have only the HTPC and the streaming PC connected to the D-link sky router, but the ethernet light is orange, (100mbs) rather than 1GBPS! :-/

      I have been reading up and believe the Sky router only handles 100mbs. My problem is that the streaming PC and HTPC will not be on the same switch. So....to get around this should I have two connections going out from the Sky ROuter, BOTH into switches? Then streaming pc and other devices will go into Switch 1. And HTPC and other devices will go into switch 2?

      If this is the case I may as suggested look at getting two tp-link switches... to cover the cost of the one netgear device?

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      Re: Home Network Advice - Increasing number of Cabled connections

      If the HTPC and PC both have 1Gbit ports and are either on the same 1Gbit Switch or on two 1Gbit switches that are directly linked to one another, then any traffic which passes between them should pass at up to 1Gbit.

      Should the Sky router be linked between the two switches, then the traffic will pass at no more than 100mbps.

      All the current Sky routers only support a 100mb LAN.

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