Wtd: Small Hub os switch (Physical size!)

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by gavin, Jan 5, 2004.

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    gavin Guest


    Title says it all, I'm after a small 10/100 hub or switch, something
    the size of a couple of audio casette cases. Before anyone suggest
    google putting in small and network just leads to lots of suitable for
    small office in the hits

    Only need 2 ports but I guess it will be a 4, can be a hub or a switch
    as it never going to be over taxed traffic wise, but it's for behind
    the TV for the xbox and the Tivo so it has to be small.

    Netgear used to do a small one but it's only 10mbs
    Startech do a 5 port one but no idea who sells it, I knwo there is a
    small one in PCworld in a network starter kit but I don;'t need cables
    or nic's so don't want to buy more than I need.

    gavin, Jan 5, 2004
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    Jay Guest


    Jay, Jan 5, 2004
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    gavin Guest

    only 10 not 10/100 The Tivo, when I'm extracting video, moves
    around a gig a minute so I need the 100 part of it.
    gavin, Jan 5, 2004
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    Chris O Guest

    Chris O, Jan 5, 2004
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    Jay Guest

    Yeah sry - overlooked that. Try DES-1005D? Also dlink - 5 port

    Jay, Jan 5, 2004
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    Rob Morley Guest

    Rob Morley, Jan 6, 2004
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    gavin Guest

    gavin, Jan 6, 2004
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    Rob Morley Guest

    Rob Morley, Jan 7, 2004
  9. The closest conventional product I can find is a Trendnet 5 port, which
    looks like it might be just the slightest bit smaller than the Netgear
    5 port switch, but bigger than the hub (going visually, I'm too lazy to
    go look at specs :)


    All of these will have bulky transformer wall plugs, so if that's relevant
    to you then bear that in mind.

    If you have access to a usb port (just for the power) then this switch must
    be about as good as you're going to get - it's probably smaller than the
    Netgear 4 port hub, and no transformer either. Of course, if you have to
    use a usb hub to get a socket to power it off then that's another matter


    Glyn Grinstead, Jan 7, 2004
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    Niall, Jan 7, 2004
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    gavin Guest

    Well I got given one from someone at work, so the size is irrelevent
    now as it was free,

    Thanks for the replies though.
    gavin, Jan 7, 2004
  12. Belkin F5D5131-5, 5-port network switch. Supports 10/100 very nicely.
    £24.99 in PC World.
    Walt Davidson, Jan 13, 2004
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