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29 points • ajairo
How many ports are you needing? A 5 port gigabit switch is under $20.
5 points • Dontfeedjay
Yes, you could buy an ethernet switch
3 points • Drefen
Splitter or switch. They are cheap.
3 points • cyber1kenobi
Yup that’s the ticket - you can grab a pretty dirt cheap gigabit switch from just about anywhere - Walmart, OfficeMax, micro center, amazon - probably $10-20 if you find the right deal
TP-Link is pretty popular these days and for ~$15 not shabby! But seriously any switch will do. And if your main router isn’t gigabit capable... you don’t need the basement one to have gigabit... but for the price you might as well just do it. And remember if you get a cheap router with WIFI that’s be even better for your basement - you phone or tablet for instance would have a super solid signal with the Ethernet backhaul to the main router
3 points • christian4000fish
Basic question: unmanaged switch.
Hi.. I want need to run 2 pcs and maybe a raspberry pi(server project) out of one room that has a cat5 connection. Without knowing much about networking, I was just going to buy an unmanaged switch and split the ethernet connection to connect 2 or three devices. I guess, is there any reason for me to get anything more than an unmanaged switch? Also, seems like there's a bunch on amazon for like $15 area. Let me know if there is a consensus on any brands. I was just going to buy this: TL-SG105 .
3 points • sciblue
You need a network switch like this: Network switch
3 points • t4nd4r
Something like this should be what you want.
TP-Link 5 Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Switch | Ethernet Splitter | Sturdy Metal w/ Shielded Ports | Plug-and-Play | Traffic Optimization | Unmanaged (TL-SG105) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A128S24/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_v7MlEbRYZWSC2
9 points • bbsittrr
>Was wondering if there's a chance network switches fail/die?
Heat is the enemy of electronics.
>If so, what should I be looking for?
The question may be: what do you need?
How many ports?
A new, good quality five port gig switch is less than twenty bucks:
Eight ports, also twenty bucks:
16 ports, major Half Life 3 LAN party?
How many ports do you need?
2 points • GreenChileEnchiladas
This one would work.
2 points • Jenks44
My wife and I have a 2 xbox 2 tv setup. You're going to have a lot of fun!
You might run into power issues with 3 Xboxes and 3 TVs on the same breaker? Not sure.
You can gameshare xbox gold and gamepass (or gamepass ultimate for both) between 2 of the consoles, 3rd would need another sub. So just 2 subs, or 2 copies of digital games, needed for the 3 of you.
To split the network cable from your xbox you just need a switch. Something simple like this
2 points • Worknstuff
You will almost certainly not see any big change by going to a 10Gigabit router unless you are moving massive amounts of data around your own network. Your connection to the outside world is still based on your internet connection which is usually no more than 1Gbps anyway.
Start with a cheap 5 port Gigabit switch and see if that gets your where you need to be. You'll also need some patch cables to go to each of your devices off the switch but they are not expensive and you probably have plenty laying around
2 points • HGRDOG14
One cable with a switch is probably easiest.
Performance-wise I can’t imagine there is too much of a difference.
2 points • mcribgaming
>I’ve been looking to get a mesh system, mainly thinking Orbi or Eero and Eero seems to be the better option. Now I see there’s a few Eero setups that are possible, with one being an Eero router and then the beacons you can plug into wall outlets. But I wanted something more like the Orbi where the satellite has Ethernet ports.
Good choices so far. I used the Orbi RBK 50 in the past, and had many disconnection problems with it. I currently use 3x eero Pros, and have been very impressed by them, enough to advocate for them unpaid.
Good choice about avoiding the eero Beacons as well, the one product from eero that I think has no value. eero sells a "Standard" version of their node which is everything the Beacon is, but also gives you 2 Ethernet ports and can act as a standalone router as well. This eero Standard edition makes the Beacon completely obsolete, IMHO.
The Pros are the best choice though.
>I’ve also seen there’s the new Eero pro router, and I was wondering if I can get two of those and have one be the main router that’ll connect to my modem, and then put the other Eero pro router upstairs and act as a wireless satellite?
Yes and yes. It's what eero is all about, building mesh networks that are super easy to install and covers the whole property.
>If that’s possible, how do you do that?
This is completely handled by the basic install procedure of eero, which could not be easier. You basically hook one eero Pro into your modem / ONT, then install the eero App on your phone. You sign into the App and press a button on it to tell it to configure this gateway node. It does the rest automatically.
You then plug in the second node where you want it, and press the button on the app to tell it to find and configure this second node. It'll find it and configure it automatically too.
Repeat for as many nodes as you bought.
>And would having that Eero pro act as a satellite cause any sort of speed degradation like a WiFi extender does where it cuts your speed in half?
You do lose some speed using mesh, there is no denying. But it is far more efficient than extenders. The Pros are tri-band, meaning it has three radios to both send and receive data simultaneously. Extenders are only dual-band, and cheaply made too.
Unlike most mesh systems, the eero Pros can use all three radios for backhaul dynamically. This has a very positive effect on both throughput, and for latency, which is what you are interested in. It's the best gaming mesh for wireless gaming hands down, IMHO.
> >Also, seeing as how the Eero only has two Ethernet ports, it looks like I’d need to get an Ethernet switch thing. I was curious if a switch would cause some speed issues or whatever?
Switches are wired in, so it will cause you no additional speed or latency issues. Another good choice by you.
>I saw people saying to get a gigabit switch so I was looking at this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A128S24/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 >
By switches based on lowest price. They are so mature and commoditized that any switch will do.
>I only need one switch for the main router pro, since I have my computer and consoles that connect via Ethernet. So my question stands if I’d notice any sort of lag or interference from a switch than plugging directly into a router? >
No lag or interference by using switches. Tec hnically there is some lag added, but it is so small as to be undetectable by using a wired switch, so just go with "none" and it's not really incorrect.
But if your gaming rigs are all wired in, you might not need eero Pros or mesh at all. If the gaming gear can all be wired into the main switch, you will already be getting the best throughput and latency, regardless of router or WiFi choices. So I'm a bit confused why you were talking about Ethernet ports on satellite eero Pros and all that.
If you are going to wire you gaming stuff into an eero Pro satellite, and then wirelessly connect that satellite back into the gateway eero Pro node, then it does make sense to invest into eero Pros for gaming.
2 points • rogerhub
Would adding a cheap unmanaged switch satisfy your use case? Here's one option
2 points • flatulentpiglet
Hard to know if the cables in the walls are good without a tester, but the ATT tech's idea isn't inherently wrong. If the hub you're describing is just an unpowered patch panel, then it's also possible that the total cable run length is too much (from the modem to the hub to the office). If that's the case, putting a powered switch in the middle might solve it. Something like this. You'd put it in with the hub, connect one port to the line from the modem and another port to the line to the office..doesn't matter which ports). And if that fails, you can use it to plug multiple things directly into the modem with a longer cable.
2 points • izzet-spellcat
A 5-port unmanaged (networking) Switch and a really long Ethernet cable.
1 points • Hanken
The unmanaged switch seems to work fine when I'm not streaming, but once the large uploads start, that's when the problems begin. I'm using this switch.
1 points • oOorolo
Every time you add a connection point, you will have some signal loss, affecting speed. How much will depend on the quality of the cables and connections.
Either way that splitter won't be ideal for what you want it for. You can't have both devices plugged in at the same time, even if one is off. This defeats the purpose getting a splitter as I'm assuming you're suck of unplugging the cable every time you want to use it.
You're better off getting a network switch like this one. https://www.amazon.com/Ethernet-Splitter-Optimization-Unmanaged-TL-SG105/dp/B00A128S24/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=2%2Bport%2Bswitch&qid=1577630741&sr=8-3&th=1&psc=1
That way you'll be able to run both your computer and xbox at the same time if you want and can leave both plugged in all the time
1 points • DonutClouds
Any major differences between Netgear vs Tp Link? I was thinking about this TP-Link TL-SG105 which is roughly the same price as this Netgear one
I realistically only need splitter for two devices but a 5 port switch seems like a reasonable compromise/solution
1 points • JockoLoch
Splitters are ok, but in general do result in a slightly slower connection.
Instead, I reccomend an ethernet switch like this one here. I use one just like this to bring ethernet to my PC and Nintendo Switch, and it works great! I've got the best connection of all my friends when we play together.
1 points • ssps
That switch is a copout. See how it has 5 ports but only provides 2gigabit of bandwidth? It’s cheap crap. Who knows where else did they cut corners?
Have a look at this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A128S24/ -10GBps bandwidth. As expected — 5 bidirectional gigabit ports — 5*2*1 = 10
To save time — plastic case == horseshit. Metal case == probably ok.
Once you connect nas to switch and switch to router just go to file station and mount share on the other diskstation via NFS. You would need to turn on NFS of the first diskstation first.
Or, you can also use SMB — it maybe be tiny bit slower but you don’t have to deal with nfs peculiarities.
1 points • AnimeGod392
>Oh if you dont have an empty ethernet cable slot in your router I'd recommend getting a network switch. Cheap and will handle gigabit speed.
Thank you! I'll look into this and see if I can get it
> And yeah if you have a gaming you like definitely keep using it
Yeah my gaming mouse is definitely decent and works fine.
> Haha when you do your build show me pictures!! It'll be awesome
Definitely! I could not have done it without you for sure!
Once it's done I'll send you a pic. When you finish your new build and your GF's build definitely send me a pic, I'm sure it will be fantastic!
Thank you for all your help mate!
1 points • KhaosKat
Ethernet switch: https://amazon.com/Ethernet-Splitter-Optimization-Unmanaged-TL-SG105/dp/B00A128S24/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=ethernet+switch&qid=1599695752&sr=8-3
1 points • Zoxc32
You can just get a switch if you need more ports: https://www.amazon.com/Ethernet-Splitter-Optimization-Unmanaged-TL-SG105/dp/B00A128S24/
1 points • jobe_br
I have this one https://www.amazon.com/Ethernet-Splitter-Optimization-Unmanaged-TL-SG105/dp/B00A128S24
1 points • _-STiG-_
The eero 6 pro has two Ethernet ports, but if you’re talking about the ports on the extenders, you can add an unmanaged network switch (TP-Link 5 Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Switch - Ethernet Splitter | Plug & Play | Fanless | Sturdy Metal w/ Shielded Ports | Traffic Optimization | Unmanaged | Limited Lifetime Protection(TL-SG105) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A128S24/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_dlC_iBSUFbENCMDYR)
1 points • hypermog
You can use an ethernet switch to convert one cable into four additional ports.
1 points • ominouschaos
TP-Link 5 Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Switch (TL-SG105) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A128S24/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_GL6mEbAWPV8XN
I also use tp link products, but the business class. slightly more expensive, but haven't had issues with any of the 4 switches.
1 points • wind_power
the tplink ones that were recommended by bptrent/Stewcoins lower down in the post.
I got them via amazon because I have prime (free shipping):
1 points • t1n0m3n
You can place everything downstream of the Google WiFi by purchasing a switch and connecting the LAN port (not the Wan) from the Primary Google WiFi.
Then connect everything but the WAN port of the primary WiFi into the switch from the 5268AC.
Then set your primary Google WiFi to use the public IP in "DMZ Plus" mode. This passes your public IP through to the Google WiFi.
Configure this on the 5268AC:
---Settings > Lan > Lan IP address Allocation
---Change "Address Assignment" from "Private: Fixed" to "Public"
---Make sure "Wan IP Mapping" is set to "Router WAN IP Address"
---Click "Save" on the bottom right of the page.
Reboot your primary Google WiFi Point and it should now pick up the public IP from the 5268AC via DHCP.
1 points • AngryDemonoid
You would need an unmanaged switch to add more ports to the Eero. I doubt you will notice any degradation at all with a switch as long as it has gigabit ports.
1 points • bartturner
I buy really cheap gigabit switches and they work great. I usually spent about $13 USD for a 5 port switch.
We have a bunch of them. We have a switch with each GW Puck and then a switch to bring all the pucks together in our basement.
Here is one I buy often. It is all metal.
1 points • ChocolateTastesGood
I’m using switches too. TP-Link 5 Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Switch | Ethernet Splitter | Sturdy Metal w/ Shielded Ports | Plug-and-Play | Traffic Optimization | Unmanaged (TL-SG105) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A128S24/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_ZS2tEbSZ3V1CM
1 points • turlian
> the router is quite far away from the router
As for the single Ethernet port, you should be able to buy an Ethernet switch and plug that into the single port. Then you can connect as many devices as you'd like to the switch.
1 points • Garbohydrate
Thanks! I almost get it but still a little confused, sorry that you have to ELI5. So I buy something like this and plug an Ethernet cable into Port 5 of the splitter (from the Amazon link) and the other end into Port 1 on the cat 6 data module. Then I connect another Ethernet cable into port 1 of the splitter and the other end into ports 2-5 on the cat 6 data module, using process of elimination to figure out which room each one goes to?
Am I way off or does this make sense?
1 points • RnkG1
TP-Link 5 Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Switch - Ethernet Splitter | Plug & Play | Fanless | Sturdy Metal w/ Shielded Ports | Traffic Optimization | Unmanaged | Limited Lifetime Protection(TL-SG105) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A128S24/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_dlC_EBkWFbKQ71RQ4
Would you like me to send you the fifteen dollars too?
1 points • KeganO
I just ordered this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A128S24/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 it should come tomorrow ill let yall know how it turns out!
1 points • mox8201
Install a single cable onto a single socket with all 4 pairs properly wired.
And if you have more than one device in that room just use an an Ethernet switch to provide more ports.
With this you'll get 1 Gbit/s dynamically shared by as many devices as you need. Actually you can re-use that cable and socket up 10 Gbit/s.
On the other hand if you split the cables, you'll be restricted to 2x 100 Mbit/s until you re-wire.
1 points • michrech
> We get around 500 Mbps upload and 25 Mbps Download on our internet plan.
I suspect you have this backward.
> We have an old Ethernet Network Switch that supports cat 5 (non E) and it’s what we are running for the time being for our internet.
That switch will work with Cat5e, Cat6, Cat7, Cat8, etc, etc. You'll only see up to its maximum speed of 100mbps, regardless of the cable type used.
> We will be using all 8 ports (with the one port used for ethernet intake) to hard wire each room with no extra ports leftover on the Network Switch. Is this a good purchase?
So long as there are absolutely no plans to add any more connections, it'll be just fine. The switch can always be replaced if there is a need for expansion.
> Would putting this in my room allow me to use up to four ethernet cables in my room?
> Also wanted to know if there are any cheaper alternatives to this one Network Switch that don’t sacrifice performance.
Unless you find someone giving a gigabit switch away, or charging less than the $15 switch you linked, no. Check on eBay or your local Facebook Marketplace to see if anyone is. If not, $15 is still a good price.
1 points • FutureDegree0
The problem is probable your splitter. Or a configuration in your router. Try to change the port or delete any extra network that it is creating.
Something like this should solve your problem. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A128S24/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_imm_t1_4aiSFbBQV0H3F?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
1 points • Jrnm
Cheap Ethernet switch, in case it flags
TP-Link 5 Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Switch - Ethernet Splitter | Plug & Play | Fanless | Sturdy Metal w/ Shielded Ports | Traffic Optimization | Unmanaged | Limited Lifetime Protection(TL-SG105) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A128S24/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_eca2FbEYWXY5Q
1 points • JoeDimwit
1 points • GingerBearMD3
Thank you for the explanation and the link! I think I was actually looking into one of those already I just got my terminology wrong. Do you think this switch would be a good choice?
1 points • Kurupt_Introvert
Thinking this TP-Link 5 Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Switch - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A128S24/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_MfjSFbGMG2K2X?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I bought one for my secondary play area and it works well
1 points • trentonl
Maybe. But clearly unnecessary, so don't do it. If you need multiple Ethernet devices, just connect a switch to the Eero and the devices to the switch. They're under US$20.
1 points • Jazz99_
I Bought this- https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A128S24
And two cat 7 cables, Im not sure if the cable im using is cat 5 but i checked my internet speed going to my Pc currently connected to the cable i plan to connect to the Ethernet switch. Its reading 220mbps Download so does that mean its higher then a Cat 5 ? I don't really need it to be my internets nothing special. i just wanna make sure i can get the current speeds on my current Pc to both Pc's with the Ethernet switch
1 points • tobymack99
TP-Link 5 Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Switch | Ethernet Splitter | Sturdy Metal w/ Shielded Ports | Plug-and-Play | Traffic Optimization | Unmanaged (TL-SG105),Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A128S24/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_xVYYEbG657AJ1
Most popular one on amazon. Ideally the security camera gets just enough to stream video, while the PC gets the rest. Instead, the PC speed is cut in half, and I’m assuming the other half is going to the security camera.
1 points • Jrocha94
What you’re looking for is something called a Network Switch. It will take one port and create more ports. Here is one that I recommend:
1 points • cotton_pepper
That adapter looks like it splits four pairs of wires into two sets of two pairs. Your speeds would be horrible.
Instead of doing that, get a switch!
That'll work much better.
Just plug all the cables into the switch and it'll sort out what's coming and going out. (EDIT: Actually, plug your feed into port 5!)