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D-Link DGS-1008G 5 port Gb Switch - $24.99 FS

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ikon

Just a caution. I wouldn't use it at the end of a long run IF you plan to stream video, especially blu-ray, across that long run. I had a setup like that using some HP ProCurve switches and the streaming did not function well at all. I changed to a single, central switch and everything works great.

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mattd390

Yikes! Thanks for the info ikon!

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ikon

Yikes! Thanks for the info ikon!

 

YW. Now, one caveat. I'm only 1 data point. Maybe it was something to do with the HP switches, like internal lag. Maybe it was something else. I messed with a bunch trying to get it to work. In the end, a single, central switch fixed it. I just put it out there so people will consider it before rushing headlong into something.

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jmwills

Agreed, homeruns are better but sometimes you have to improvise or at least put the data and output (HTPC & Server) on the same segment, which should help out.

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Joe_Miner

http://www.newegg.co...-33127325-L019B

 

Promo Code - EMCNEJB89

 

Not a bad little switch for a small network or to add additional ports after a long cable run.

 

Nice find. I wouldn't hesitate on this deal. BTW, Your link is for a 8-port switch. I recently upgraded to this D-Link switch (from a D-Link 5-port) and it works great in my home office that's on my main floor. The other drops on my main floor are still D-Link 5-port switches and they are trouble free for me. The cable runs from my switches on the main floor are anywhere from 50 to 100' to my D-Link 8-port switch in the basement that aggregates my servers and cable internet feed.

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whatsinaname

Thanks for this, I have a perfect use for it. (replace an older smaller 5 port switch)

Good find.

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mattd390

Nice find. I wouldn't hesitate on this deal. BTW, Your link is for a 8-port switch. I recently upgraded to this D-Link switch (from a D-Link 5-port) and it works great in my home office that's on my main floor. The other drops on my main floor are still D-Link 5-port switches and they are trouble free for me. The cable runs from my switches on the main floor are anywhere from 50 to 100' to my D-Link 8-port switch in the basement that aggregates my servers and cable internet feed.

 

Oops, Not sure why I thought it was a 5 port, my bad :). I think the good price threw me off. That makes it an even better deal. I just won a $100 raffle at work, maybe I will pick one up to replace my last gen D-link 5 port switch lol.

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Joe_Miner

$100 -- Get the D-Link 8-Port and still have $ to go to Battleship this weekend and out to a nice dinner!

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