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spectric
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using Netgear GS108 switch with BT HH5

Hi all

The BT hub has four LAN ports, when I connect the Netgear switch it will give me seven LAN ports to use, my question is can you use the other three ports on the BT hub without any issues with speed or ports droping out?

thanks Roy

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Keith_Beddoe
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Re: using Netgear GS108 switch with BT HH5


@spectric wrote:

Hi all

The BT hub has four LAN ports, when I connect the Netgear switch it will give me seven LAN ports to use, my question is can you use the other three ports on the BT hub without any issues with speed or ports droping out?

thanks Roy


Yes, but remember that if the home hub restarts, you will lose connectivity between devices connected to the switch, and devices connected to the home hub.

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TimCurtis
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Re: using Netgear GS108 switch with BT HH5

@spectric 

If you have BT subscription channels then I wouldn't recommend that Netgear switch as it doesn't support the BT transmission protocol and can cause issues with other devices connected to it by flooding all connected devices with the subscription channel's data.

My preference would be a TP-Link TL-SG108.

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spectric
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Re: using Netgear GS108 switch with BT HH5

Hi all

Thanks for the replies

So if I am not using the BT subscription services then I should not have any issues?   I was intending to connect the Pc directly to the HH and then Tv, BT box, Freesat etc to the network switch, would this be the right approach?

Roy

 

 

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TimCurtis
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Re: using Netgear GS108 switch with BT HH5

@spectric 

Yes that approach should be just fine.

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spile
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"as it doesn't support the BT transmission protocol "

This makes no sense to me in terms of a network switch. 

What do you believe is the difference in specification between the Netgear and your favoured switch?

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spectric
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Re: using Netgear GS108 switch with BT HH5

thanks for that,

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TimCurtis
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Re: using Netgear GS108 switch with BT HH5

@spile 

Quite simply the Netgear doesn't have IGMP Snooping. This function knows which port on the switch requested the Multicast transmission - eg BT Sport - and directs it solely to that port. So the Netgear would send nMbps to all ports potentially flooding the devices, whereas the Sg108 I refer to sends all that data to ONLY the requesting port. This sort of effect is disasterous for the likes of SkyQ and mini-units , knocking the minis off the network.

Hope that explains it well enough.

 

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