Category Archives: Network switch

MSP Best Practices: Maintenance Checklist for Network Switches and Routers

Provided by TechRepublic Premium Posted October 8, 2020 Topic TechRepublic Premium Format Other Download Managed Service Providers (MSPs) often prioritize the correct configuration and implementation of customer network switches and firewalls. However, regularly reviewing and updating these components is an equally important responsibility. It is important to ensure that customers understand the need to regularly […]

What is a network switch and how does it work?

Networks are essential today for supporting businesses, providing communications, providing entertainment, the list goes on and on. A fundamental thing that networks have in common is the network switch, which allows devices to be connected for the purpose of sharing resources. What is a network switch? A network switch is a device that operates at […]

QNAP launches QSW-1105-5T 5-port switch

After far too long a delay, the wait for faster consumer grade network switches seems to be drawing to an end. This week, QNAP launched its QSW-1105-5T switch, one of the industry’s first unmanaged 2.5 Gbps (2.5 GBASE-T) switches. The 5-port switch supports 2.5GbE operation on its five RJ45 Ethernet ports, and in addition to […]

QNAP Introduces 2.5GbE Network Switch

The QSW-1105-5T features five 2.5GbE ports, plug-and-play configuration, automatic loop detection and blocking, and auto-negotiation functions, the QSW-1105 -5T allows users to easily create a 2.5GbE network environment for their home or business. “For those looking to upgrade their network environment, the QSW-1105-5T 2.5 GbE strikes a balance between performance and cost. Users can instantly […]

The Interior Ministry invited to reassure the emergency services about an “ambitious” network switch

MPs called on the Home Office to step up contingency planning in case a new emergency communication system for police, fire and ambulance services is not ready in time for start-up scheduled for December 2019. The UK’s 105 police, fire and ambulance services currently communicate using the Airwave radio system, but contracts for this program […]

NBN misled customers in Canberra about network change

NBN Co has admitted to misleading some Canberra customers about the switch to the national broadband network, with the company reimbursing them after being attacked by the competition regulator. The government wholesale broadband provider admitted to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Tuesday that it had misled more than 20,000 customers in Canberra, using […]

Chord Company revives English Electric and initiates network change

The Chord Company relaunched a major UK brand to showcase their audio electronics business, English Electric, and demonstrated their first product – a hi-fi grade network switch. English Electric announced the device at the Bristol Hi-Fi Show claiming that the English Electric Switch 8 can act as a filter for streaming audio to suppress unwanted […]

Chord Company revives English Electric and initiates network change

The Chord Company relaunched a major UK brand to showcase their audio electronics business, English Electric, and demonstrated their first product – a hi-fi grade network switch. English Electric announced the device at the Bristol Hi-Fi Show claiming that the English Electric Switch 8 can act as a filter for streaming audio to suppress unwanted […]

Nintendo Switch also serves as a network switch

Coming directly to you from the “Redundant Redundancy Department” comes this clever hack that turns a switch into a switch. Specifically, a network switch. Not bad either, judging by the speed tests [Cynthia Revström] done after configuring everything. We wouldn’t advise you to ditch your existing network equipment in favor of a repurposed gaming system, […]

How to choose between a managed or unmanaged network switch

Switches are basically smart boxes that connect a number of other devices together over a local area network (LAN) and use something called packet switching to transfer data to and from those connections. The easiest way to think of a switch is to watch a LAN event where PCs or game consoles are connected to […]