Reply To: Ethernet problems

Dave Rice
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It is incredibly rare for a switch to go down, even the cheap ones, and even then they tend to fail totally. It’s the last thing I’d have looked at too.

But the switch is usually the backbone of your network and £50 now gets you a “proper job” TP-Link TL-SG1016D 16-Port Gigabit job. It’s less than £20 more for the smart managed version TL-SG1016DE which gets you into the world of QoS, VLANs and aggregated connections. Mine is now 5 years old and never missed a beat.