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advise on upgrading

so i just been onto virgin about turning off a tivo box that my son aint used in ages.

and to price up faster internet. currently on 200mb and the newer tv box.

told i can get 1gb and a new tv box at a good price.

checked on youtube and can see what the new hub4 is like.

issue is the hub only has 4 ports as normal....... and i need many more.

currently got a superhub and a 10/100/1000 switch. but my current hub can only handle upto 300mb and the switch only does 100 download.

so do anyone know of a 16port router or switch that can handle this 1000mb download speed.

also planning on renewing all my cat5 cable in the house soon to cat6

cheers.

 

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Cat5e can do 1000mb, you might not need to upgrade.

 

You can type gigabit Ethernet switch into Amazon etc for a new switch

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What is your current Hub? If you go above 200 then they will issue you with a Hub3/4 and your switch should then be fine if it has 1GB ports - you say 10/100/1000 so is that not with GB ports?

Any unmanaged ethernet switch with 1GB ports should do the job. Just look online at the big A or similar for options


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thanks for the replies....

i know cat5e can do 1000mb, but the cable install is very old. and i want to add more ports in the bedroom aswell.

so makes sense to upgrade it to cat6

 

 

my current hub is a superhub that can do upto 300mb, as i am on 200mb speed.

i know they will issue me a hub4, read some horror stories about hub4 and constant internet drops..

though they where a year ago..

no my current switch isn't, 100mb for internet and 1000mb between pc's connected to the switch.

hence the reason for my post. wondering if anyone else has the need for more then 4 ports in their home and using a switch or a big port router.

 

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Re: advise on upgrading

I also recently upgraded to 1gig broadband. I also, due to decorating the house just installed cat 8 ethernet cables. People will say its overkill, but from my point of view, I dont want to do it again for next 10 years at least.

Regard the ethernet switch  I bought a Netgear GS316 which is an 16 port unmanaged switch. TP link also do a similar switch.

 

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hi thanks for the post, how are you finding it ? getting good DL/UL speeds. and any issues with disconnections etc..

understandable with the cat8, but after doing some research on speeds for cat cables.

i dont think i need cat 8, but i will look into cost versus cat 6 stuff and see what the difference is.

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Seem to average about 850 - 920mb/s download and 45+ upload, not had any dropouts or anything as yet

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Cat5e cable is perfectly ok for most use. I even have some good quality Cat5 cable that I installed years ago and it’s perfectly ok at 1G. Whatever you do don’t install Cat7 cable, there is no international standard for it. If you are really really thinking of future proofing your installation I would install fibre, you can the pump 25G over it.


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@Tudor wrote:

<snip>  If you are really really thinking of future proofing your installation I would install fibre, you can the pump 25G over it.


Exactly this, anything above Cat 6 should go fibre. 

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Also using Netgear GS316 here, all Cat 6, only 350Mb service.