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Kamil Anwar
Kamil Anwar, Certified Networking Engineer
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Experience:  8+ Years of Experience. / CCNA (S), CCNA (W), CCNA (RS), MCTS, MBCs.
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What kind (not brand, but 10/100, etc.) of switch should I

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What kind (not brand, but 10/100, etc.) of switch should I get to connect my PC, Xbox 360, Bluray player, and my combo cable modem/wireless router? It's been a while since I've bought any networking components and I'm searching eBay blindly here.

Kamil Anwar :

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Kamil Anwar :

How many devices do you have in total?

Customer:

Hi!

Customer:

I have, including PC, 4

Customer:

I was looking at stuff like this on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-10-100-MINI-5-Ports-Fast-Ethernet-Network-Switch-Hub-for-Desktop-PC-/330950505498?pt=US_Network_Switches&hash=item4d0e2ff41a

Customer:

or this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/D-Link-DGS-1005D-10-100-1000-Gigabit-ETHERNET-Switch-5-/370844412691?pt=US_Network_Switches&hash=item56580cab13

Customer:

i guess i should probably go with something more like the latter, since my boyfriend likes to play WoW and such, so he wants the fastest connection possible.

Customer:

(which is why we're using a wired connection for the PC in the first place)

Kamil Anwar :

I would recommend you get the Netgear GS108E. It's reliable, cheap and gigabit.

Customer:

hmmm

Customer:

so gigabit is the way to go

Customer:

that's 10/100/1000, right?

Kamil Anwar :

That's right.

Customer:

and how would you say the reliability of switches varies by brand?

Kamil Anwar :

I have used various switches including cheaper ones like Tenda, they are okay but generally you do not get the support you need. There is a large market for brands like Netgear, linksys with presence on the internet/forums where you also get support for those products.

Kamil Anwar :

GS108E is ranked as 49th on Amazon

Customer:

gotcha

Customer:

thanks very much!

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