Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Network Switch Recommendations?

I've been having some network problems at home which I'm pretty sure are down to the 5-port switch in my work room going flaky. At the moment I have the PC connected directly to the lead that usually goes into the switch and haven't had any problems in several hours, with the switch in there I've had problems with my computer, the network printer, and my backup RAID drive. I've tried swapping cables, switching off and on, etc. and nothing has worked for long.

I need to replace this ASAP, especially since I need to use the printer most days, so I want to pick up a switch from e.g. PC World tomorrow. They have TP-Link switches that seem OK for £12.99, everything else is much more expensive - and mostly made by NetGear, the makers of the switch that is giving problems.

So - does anyone know anything horrible about the TP-LINK TL-SG1005D Network Switch - 5 port

It seems to have a lot of positive reviews, about the worse thing I can see is that the casing is plastic which may mean heat problems. I'm prepared to take a chance at that price, unless someone has a good reason not to risk it.

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