Ethernet Hub

I have an Airport Extreme and need to connect additional (3-5)
Ethernet-ready peripherals. I’m looking at NetGear hubs but welcome
other recommendations/insights/opinions. Belkin? D-Link?

Thanks,

Todd


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On 9 Sep 2012, at 18:42, Todd wrote:

I have an Airport Extreme and need to connect additional (3-5) Ethernet-ready peripherals. I’m looking at NetGear hubs but welcome other recommendations/insights/opinions. Belkin? D-Link?

I have NetGear here. I have a WiFi-enabled domestic one next to where the internets comes into the house, which routes the LAN via a long CAT5 to the back office. The office router is a more pro style NetGear gigabit ethernet jobby with all the sockets on the front.

Never had a problem with either.

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I don’t think there is much between them these days - as long as you get something that will handle as fast as traffic as you can between peripherals.

All of those you mention work fine.

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Look for Gigabit Switch rather than a hub it should perform better. they
usually come in 8, 16 or 32 port variants. Netgear should serve you
well. I suggest you specify one without fans because they can be
annoying if you work in a quiet environment.

Don’t forget, you will probably get and need more ethernet connections
in the future, so best to over specify.

Heather Kavanagh mailto:email@hidden
9 September 2012 18:48

I have NetGear here. I have a WiFi-enabled domestic one next to where
the internets comes into the house, which routes the LAN via a long
CAT5 to the back office. The office router is a more pro style NetGear
gigabit ethernet jobby with all the sockets on the front.

Never had a problem with either.

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9 September 2012 18:42
I have an Airport Extreme and need to connect additional (3-5)
Ethernet-ready peripherals. I’m looking at NetGear hubs but welcome
other recommendations/insights/opinions. Belkin? D-Link?

Thanks,

Todd
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Thanks Heather & Peter.

Todd
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September 9, 2012 5:35 PM

Look for Gigabit Switch rather than a hub it should perform better.
they usually come in 8, 16 or 32 port variants. Netgear should serve
you well.


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On 9 Sep 2012, at 23:35, Peter Tucker wrote:

Look for Gigabit Switch rather than a hub it should perform better.

Yeah, sorry. The office LAN is driven by a gigabit switch. Install and forget!

=o)

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I have a couple of TP-Link 5-port gigabit switches (available on
Amazon). Inexpensive but have been completely reliable. Another make
at a similar price is ZyXEL, which seem a bit more sturdy as the cases
are metal.

Roger

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Thanks Roger, ZyXELlooks interesting.

Todd
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Roger Houghton mailto:email@hidden
September 10, 2012 6:51 AM
I have a couple of TP-Link 5-port gigabit switches (available on
Amazon). Inexpensive but have been completely reliable. Another make
at a similar price is ZyXEL, which seem a bit more sturdy as the cases
are metal.


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