[wdvltalk-social] ethenet link - update

joseph harris smilepoet at vfemail.net
Wed Apr 16 13:42:53 BST 2008

From: "David Precious"

joseph harris wrote:
> I have finally found the words  ;-).    I need a switch or hub
> [ethernet] at a low, low price.   I need three ports - so far I
> have found NETGEAR FS608 - Switch - 8 ports - EN, Fast EN -
> 10Base-T, 100Base-TX for about £24 [$50+] and 5-ports for a 
> pound
> more.
> ?more ports less money?  Huh?

Personally, I tend to use the value range from ebuyer/dabs - if 
not networking a shedload of machines and expecting top 
they'll easily do the job.  I have a couple of dabsvalue switches 
bought years ago that are still doing their job perfectly :)

Something like this would do the job for you:

5 port 10/100 switch for a fiver, can't complain :)

Don't bother paying more for a gig-E switch, as you're never 
gonna get
gigabit speeds over the mains power adaptor thingies you're using 


Brilliant - I'd got to £12 but this is good enough.   I seen over 
a half Gig download so I'm not complaining; much better than the 
occasional 0.7Kb ;-).

Yes I did see Matt's reply and appreciated what he said but 
couldn't see how to apply it.   I responded but it is now solved, 
and with your help nice and economically  ;-)).


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