What 2.5gb/1gb unmanaged switch to buy in 2022

cplay

Senior Member
Hey everyone,

Looking for recommendations for a 5 port 2.5gb/1gb unmanaged switch

Gonna be used on multiple ax86u's
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
While they are much more expensive today, I have been successfully using a couple of the QNAP QSW-1105-5T 5-Port Unmanaged 2.5GbE Switches with my 2x RT-AX86Us since last July.

Seems to me that today, the 8 port versions are a better buy if you can find them in stock and on sale.
 

Tech Junky

Very Senior Member
recommendations
That's just a can of worms waiting to explode. @Clark Griswald has a thread on this as well.

My POV is figure out the port density you need for higher speed devices / needs and then that will narrow things down quite a bit. Most options start with 4 ports of which 3 are usable.

I run a DIY setup and collapsed ~6-8 devices into a single box and use a 5GE NIC instead of paying threw the nose for a switch. I have 2 ports going to the cable modem to take advantage of the over provisioning and exceed 1gbps. I have 1 going to my AP @ 2.5gbps. Keep one as a spare. $200 for the card and double the speed of a 2.5GE w/o having to deal with the gouging of a 10GE option. I use the spare port occasionally to sync my laptop with the server that has a NAS / Raid setup that pushes 400MB/s+.

For a 2.5GE switch though it's all about finding the right fit / price. On the HW level they all use the same stuff under the hood. If you're thinking managed switches then it comes down to the OS / GUI / CLI options. There's fewer options moving to 5GE though than 2.5GE unless you step up to 10GE and then you only get a couple of ports that do 5GE in the mix.
 

follower

Very Senior Member
Hey everyone,

Looking for recommendations for a 5 port 2.5gb/1gb unmanaged switch

Gonna be used on multiple ax86u's
Cheap switches?
1gb/2.5gb

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08ZHGT2ZP/?tag=snbforums-20
TL-SG105-M2
No shipped and sold by Amazon.
3rd party with PRIME delivery: $129.99

Shipped and sold by Newegg: $129.99

1gb
SG105 $15.99
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A128S24/?tag=snbforums-20

SG108 19.99
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A121WN6/?tag=snbforums-20

Other switches?
Netgear 5gb.
 

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