Network Switches

Network Switches and Network Hubs are common connection points for different devices within a network. They enable you to connect computers to other computers, internet devices or networks. Network Switches are commonly used in offices, schools and homes. They feature multiple connectors called “ports” in which you insert your Ethernet cable, for example. The Ethernet port is a type of networking connection that not only transfer data signal but is also capable of power-up (PoE) devices e.g. CCTV cameras Router connected to the switch shares the internet across all connected devices Network switches are available with varying number of ports. Simple devices allow for connection of up to 4 or 6 devices while more expensive models feature 48 or even more ethernet ports for connecting networking devices. Visit our network switches guide for more information.


What kind of devices can I connect to the switch?




  • Desktop Computers

  • Printers

  • Servers

  • Game Consoles

  • HD Drive Stations

  • Smart TVs

  • Laptops

  • Routers


What is a difference between Network Switch and Hub?



Both hubs and switches look the same, but they operate slightly differently. Hubs are simpler devices, broadcasting all their information to all networking devices. They require less analysis and can, therefore, communicate quicker. Switches analyse the sender and receiver which can require more time but eliminates traffic congestion you may experience with Hubs. Hubs are ideal for small office and home environments while switches are better suited to small to large businesses which require more advanced network equipment.



What switches types are available on the market? 



  • Managed - the most customizable networking devices. Managed switches allow for controlling network configurations and data transfer. They feature a user interface for ease of use.

  • Unmanaged - The easiest and simplest networking switch type. As the name suggests it doesn't have to be controlled by a user. It's more like a plug and play device. Commonly used in small offices or home where network control isn't so important.

  • LAN / Active Hubs- this type os switch automatically controls the network traffic and delivers the data to all independent devices prioritising one over the other ones accordingly to current networking requirements.


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Description Price Model Number of Ports Desktop/Rackmount Switch Type Network Speed RJ45 Ports SFP Ports Network Speed Class PoE - Power Over Ethernet Dimensions Height Width Depth
RS Stock No. 760-3984
Mfr. Part No.DES-105/B
BrandD-Link
£18.75
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DES-105 5 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 5 - - - 100 x 98 x 28mm 28mm 100mm 98mm
RS Stock No. 760-4003
Mfr. Part No.DES-108/B
BrandD-Link
£23.85
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DES-108 8 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 8 - - - 162 x 102 x 28mm 28mm 162mm 102mm
RS Stock No. 389-1562
Mfr. Part No.DES-1008D
BrandD-Link
£15.00
Each
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DES-1008D 8 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 8 - - - 164.5 x 111.5 x 36mm 36mm 164.5mm 111.5mm
RS Stock No. 760-4012
Mfr. Part No.DGS-108/B
BrandD-Link
£36.63
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DGS-108 8 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit - 162 x 102 x 28mm 28mm 162mm 102mm
RS Stock No. 760-4019
Mfr. Part No.DGS-105/B
BrandD-Link
£25.55
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DGS-105 5 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 5 - Gigabit - 100 x 98 x 28mm 28mm 100mm 98mm
RS Stock No. 820-0217
Mfr. Part No.DES-1016D/B
BrandD-Link
£40.85
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DES-1016D 16 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 16 - - - 324 x 231 x 44.5mm 44.5mm 324mm 231mm
RS Stock No. 673-3090
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1008D/B
BrandD-Link
£25.55
Each
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DGS-1008D 8 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit - 173 x 118 x 32mm 32mm 173mm 118mm
RS Stock No. 673-3096
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1005D/B
BrandD-Link
£21.36
Each
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DGS-1005D 5 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 5 - Gigabit - 144.2 x 100.2 x 32.6mm 32.6mm 144.2mm 100.2mm
RS Stock No. 820-0211
Mfr. Part No.DES-1024D/B
BrandD-Link
£55.95
Each
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DES-1024D 24 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 24 - - - 280 x 125.8 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 125.8mm
RS Stock No. 883-8513
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1008P/E
BrandD-Link
£84.77
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DGS-1008P 8 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit Yes - - - -
RS Stock No. 673-3100
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1016D/B
BrandD-Link
£95.78
Each
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DGS-1016D 16 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbit/s 16 - Gigabit - 282.7 x 181.1 x 44.45mm 44.45mm 282.7mm 181.1mm
RS Stock No. 121-8094
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-20
BrandD-Link
£157.66
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DGS-1210-20 20 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 16 4 Gigabit - 280 x 180 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 180mm
RS Stock No. 121-8086
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1008MP
BrandD-Link
£150.89
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DGS-1008MP 8 Desktop Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 - Gigabit Yes 280 x 180 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 180mm
RS Stock No. 121-8098
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-52
BrandD-Link
£467.66
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DGS-1210-52 52 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 48 4 Gigabit - 440 x 140 x 44mm 44mm 440mm 140mm
RS Stock No. 121-8083
Mfr. Part No.DES-1018MP
BrandD-Link
£317.34
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DES-1018MP 18 Desktop Unmanaged 10/100Mbit/s 16 2 - Yes 280 x 210 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 210mm
RS Stock No. 121-8096
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-28P
BrandD-Link
£479.34
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DGS-1210-28P 28 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 4 Gigabit Yes 440 x 210 x 44mm 44mm 440mm 210mm
RS Stock No. 121-8091
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-10
BrandD-Link
£127.14
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DGS-1210-10 10 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 8 2 Gigabit - 280 x 126 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 126mm
RS Stock No. 121-8095
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-28
BrandD-Link
£200.05
Each
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DGS-1210-28 28 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 4 Gigabit - 440 x 140 x 44mm 44mm 440mm 140mm
RS Stock No. 820-0249
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-24
BrandD-Link
£177.99
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DGS-1210-24 28 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 24 4 Gigabit - 441 x 209.9 x 44mm 44mm 441mm 209.9mm
RS Stock No. 121-8093
Mfr. Part No.DGS-1210-16
BrandD-Link
£148.66
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DGS-1210-16 20 Rack Mount Smart 10/100/1000Mbit/s 16 4 Gigabit - 280 x 180 x 44mm 44mm 280mm 180mm