Network Switch

There are more and more devices that require a direct connection to the Internet and the network. Computers, game consoles, printers, smart televisions, IP receivers, IP security cameras or IP video intercoms, among others, need to be connected to the network for optimal operation. For this we have the switch, the power strip of the 21st century.

  • What is a switch and what is it for?

The switches or also called switches or network splitters are used mainly to connect various devices or elements to the network.

The most visual way to understand how they work is by comparing them to a power strip or thief. We can plug several devices into a power strip and it will be plugged into the electrical current so that all of them can work. The switch follows the same operation, but instead of being connected to the socket, it is connected to a network outlet or to the router and offers several ports to connect the devices you want.

With the rise of the Smart TV, it is increasingly common to need an input next to the television to connect the television, the game console and perhaps a receiver. In this case, if we did not have a switch, we could only connect one of these three devices. However, if we place a switch we can connect all devices in a simple and comfortable way.

It is also a very useful element in offices and companies. In our TDTprofesional office we have several computers and the printer connected to the network thanks to the 8-port Gigabit Switch of TP-Link, and we only have one unused port, which helps us to test other devices that require Internet.

  • How does a switch work?

The switches are very simple elements that do not need any configuration, they are totally plug & play, you plug it in and it works. We could say that this is one of its main characteristics and at the same time its great virtue.

It is only necessary to connect it to the network in one of its ports and in the rest you can connect the device you want (television, consoles, IP security camera ...). The rest is fully automatic, without the need for any configuration or installation.

  • What switch to buy? How to choose a switch?

When purchasing a switch we have to take into account two factors fundamentally.

- Number of ports

Depending on the number of elements you want to connect, it will be the number of ports you need and therefore your choice will depend on it. It is important to remember that one of the ports will be occupied by the network input, therefore, one less port than the one indicated by the switch must be taken into account.

We have a 5, 8, 16 port switch and up to 24 ports. To adapt to the needs of all users.

- Speed

As for the data transmission speed it will depend on your needs. Usually the most basic switches are enough to offer good navigation.

Those people who require greater speed or stability in the connection, for example, gamers or companies, can opt for a slightly higher speed switch, and therefore, a somewhat higher cost.

  • What are PoE ports?

For some particular cases, you may need a PoE port. The PoE port includes a power supply through the network connection. Therefore, you will not need to plug the element itself to the electrical network, only by plugging it into the PoE port of the switch will you be able to give it the necessary power.

This usually happens in CCTV installations with IP security cameras. These cameras do not connect to the electrical network, but they will need power, for this, they use the network cable itself to do so thanks to this type of ports.

If you are thinking of doing an installation and you have any questions or queries, you can contact us through our email atencionalcliente@tdtprofesional.com and our technicians will advise you in a personalized way.


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  1. Mercusys 5-Port 10/100Mbps Desktop Switch
    SKU: MER-MS105
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  2. Desktop Switch 8 ports 10/100Mbps Mercusys
    SKU: MER-MS108
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  3. Desktop Switch 5-port 10/100 TPLINK
    SKU: TL-SF1005D
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    €11.42 Tax included
  4. Desktop Switch with 8 Port 10/100 TPLINK
    SKU: TL-SF1008D
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    €14.80 Tax included
  5. TPLINK 5-port 10/100 / 1000M Desktop Switch
    SKU: TL-SG1005D
    In stock
    €15.84 Tax included
  6. Desktop Switch 8 ports 10/100/1000Mbps Mercusys
    SKU: MER-MS108G
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    €19.41 Tax included
  7. TP-LINK TL-SG105 10/100/1000 Mbps 5-port Switch
    SKU: TL-SG105
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    €21.47 Tax included
  8. Desktop Switch 8-port 10/100 / 1000M TPLINK
    SKU: TL-SG1008D
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    €24.76 Tax included
  9. Desktop Switch 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports
    SKU: TL-LS1008G
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    €25.01 Tax included
  10. 6P 65W Switch: 4 POE Ports and 2 Uplink Ports 10/100 250m
    SKU: A-SWITCH-0604POE-65
    On request
    €26.26 Tax included
  11. Easy Smart 5-port Gigabit TL-SG105E Switch
    SKU: TL-SG105E
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  12. Switch ultra-compact 16-port 10 / 100Mbps
    SKU: TL-SF1016D
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  13. Easy Smart Switch 8-port Gigabit TL-SG108E
    SKU: TL-SG108E
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  14. 10P 100W Switch: 8 POE Ports and 2 Uplink Ports 10/100 250m
    SKU: A-SWITCH-1008POE-100
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  15. Switch 5 Ports 10/100Mbps 4 POE 60W from Hikvision
    SKU: DS-3E1105P-EI
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    €41.76 Tax included
  16. 16-port 10 / 100Mbps Switch for 19 "Rack of TP-LINK
    SKU: TL-SF1016
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  17. Switch 10 Ports 10/100Mbps 8 POE+ 65W by Mercusys
    SKU: MERMS110P
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  18. Switch 8 Ports 1Gb 7 POE+ 65W by Mercusys
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  19. Switch 10 / 100Mbps with 4 ports POE and 1 Uplink
    SKU: SWPOE54
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    €52.95 Tax included
  20. 5-port switch with 4 Gigabit POE TL-SG1005P from TP-LINK
    SKU: TL-SG1005P
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    €54.89 Tax included
  21. Switch 8 ports PoE + 2 Uplink 10/100Mbps
    SKU: SF-SW1008POE
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    €59.50 Tax included
  22. Switch Extender POE 50W Passive 4 outputs
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  23. 8-port 10/100 Mbps switch with 4 POE ports
    SKU: TL-SF1008P
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  24. Switch 8 Ports PoE 10/100 Mbps and 2 ports Uplink 10/100 Mbps
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  25. 24-port 10 / 100Mbps switch for 19 "rack from TP-Link
    SKU: TL-SF1024
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    €66.74 Tax included
  26. Switch of 8 ports of 1Gbps with 4 ports POE
    SKU: TL-SG1008P
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  27. 4-port POE switch and 2 uplink ports for CCTV TBK-SWPOE4B
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  28. Managed Switch 9 Ports 8 POE 10/100Mbps and 1 Uplink 1GB 110W Cloud by Hikvision
    SKU: DS-3E1309P-EI
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    €77.04 Tax included
  29. 16-port gigabit switch of TPLINK
    SKU: TL-SG1016D
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  30. TP-LINK switch with 16 Gigabit RJ45 ports
    SKU: TL-SG116
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    €81.09 Tax included
  31. Switch 16 Ports RJ45 Gigabit Desktop Not Managed D-Link
    SKU: DGS-1016S
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  32. Reyee Managed Switch 4 Ports 1GB POE+ and 1 Uplink RJ45 1Gb 54W
    SKU: RG-ES205GC-P
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