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Does a long Ethernet cable reduce speed?

In most cases, the length of the Ethernet cable will have no effect on the speed (bandwidth and throughput) and I say that because there are very rare cases when people use Ethernet cables longer than 300 feet. And yes, an Ethernet cable that’s longer than that will start experiencing an increased latency, although almost … Read more

EnGenius ECS2512FP Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Switch Review

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The EnGenius ECS2512FP is the entry-level PoE++ Ethernet switch from the Multi-Gig series and I realize that it may sound like an understatement because the device has eight 2.5GbE Ethernet ports, four 10Gbps SFP+ slots and the full support for the EnGenius Cloud management platform. EnGenius ECS2512FP EnGeniusTech.com Check Product Amazon.com Check Product Furthermore the … Read more

TP-Link TL-SG2210P JetStream PoE Ethernet Switch Review

The TP-Link TL-SG2210P went through several significant changes over the years, starting from the almost six year old first version that was designed to power up multiple PoE devices, as well as provide some fairly basic management options up to the latest version which is v4. TP-Link TL-SG2210P TP-Link.com Check Product Amazon.com Check Product I … Read more

Zyxel MG-108 Multi-Gigabit (2.5GbE) Ethernet Switch Review

The Zyxel MG-108 is the better equipped model from the new 2.5GbE unmanaged desktop switch series that has been seemingly designed for small and medium businesses, but the compact design and the 2.5Gbps limitation per port may also make it suitable for home use. Zyxel MG-108 Zyxel.com Check Product Amazon.com Check Product How so, you … Read more

EnGenius ECS1112FP Ethernet Switch Review

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The EnGenius ECS1112FP is part of the Cloud-managed Ethernet switches and similarly to the entry-level ECS1008P that I tested about a year ago, the ECS1112FP does not have multi-Gigabit ports, but this model does come with a couple of SFP ports for a better Uplink connection. EnGenius ECS1112FP EnGeniusTech.com Check Product Amazon.com Check Product It’s … Read more

PoE Speed Fast Ethernet Switch Review (PS-POE18P)

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The PoE Speed PS-POE18P is an unmanaged Fast Ethernet switch built with a very specific role in mind and that’s to provide both power and the means to transfer data to your PoE devices. PoE Speed PS-POE18P PoESpeed.com Check Product Amazon.com Check Product If you’re not familiar with the term Fast Ethernet, it means that … Read more

Zyxel XS1930-12HP Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Switch Review

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The Zyxel XS1930-12HP is a part of the new multi-Gigabit smart managed Ethernet switch series and it was mainly designed to accommodate the growing need to power multi-Gig wireless access points which have adhered to the new WiFi standard. It’s true that the multi-Gigabit Ethernet switches have been around for a while as a means … Read more