Zyxel XMG1915-10EP Review: 2.5GbE POE Cloud Managed Layer 2 Switch
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Zyxel XMG1915-10EP Review: 2.5GbE POE Cloud Managed Layer 2 Switch

Zyxel introduced the new XMG1915 series switches at CES 2024 back in January. These are cost efficiencies Nebula cloud-managed multi-gig switches designed for small businesses and professional home users which are ideal for the latest WiFi 7 access points that have recently launched and are easily capable of exceeding gigabit speeds. Related Articles XMG1915 Series…

Zyxel Announces New XMG1915 Series Switches with 2.5GbE & 10G SFP+
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Zyxel Announces New XMG1915 Series Switches with 2.5GbE & 10G SFP+

Zyxel has announced the launch of its new XMG1915 series of smart managed multi-gig switches at CES 2024. Designed for small businesses and professional home users, these new switches aim to provide the speed, versatility and simple management required to support modern workplace demands. The XMG1915 Series offers compact 2.5G Multi-Gig switches with either 10…

The cheapest multi-gigabit switches (2.5G, 5, & 10Gbps) for 2024 – Affordable 10GbE & 2.5GbE networking
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The cheapest multi-gigabit switches (2.5G, 5, & 10Gbps) for 2024 – Affordable 10GbE & 2.5GbE networking

[Update for 2024] I originally wrote this post back in 2020 when affordable multi-gig switches were somewhat of a rarity. It was then updated in 2022 as the market had changed a lot, and I stated that Wi-Fi 6 was driving the need for multi-gigabit. As we approach 2024, we have reached the point where…

Best Multi-Gig USB Adaptors for Windows Laptops, MacBooks & Desktops

Best Multi-Gig USB Adaptors for Windows Laptops, MacBooks & Desktops

Multi-gig networking has finally started to go mainstream. Many mid to high-end motherboards now have 2.5GbE, there are few affordable multi-gig switches and thanks to Wi-Fi 6E, we are beginning to see many routers and access points use 2.5GbE or higher. Once Wi-Fi 7 gains traction, real-world multi-gig Wi-Fi will be easily achievable. Even Internet…

Netgear WAX615 WiFi 6 Access Point Review – 160Mhz and 2.5G Ethernet for multi-gig WiFi
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Netgear WAX615 WiFi 6 Access Point Review – 160Mhz and 2.5G Ethernet for multi-gig WiFi

I reviewed the Netgear Insight WAX610 a couple of years ago, along with the outdoor WAX610Y. Since then, Netgear has continued to expand the range of WiFi 6 access points, and they now have five options for indoors. Sitting at the top of the pack is the new WiFi 6E WAX630E. The WAX615 I am…

Ugreen Cat 8 vs Kinbeta Cat 7 Ethernet Cable Review – Is Cat 8 Ethernet worth it or an overpriced scam vs Cat 6a & Cat 7?
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Ugreen Cat 8 vs Kinbeta Cat 7 Ethernet Cable Review – Is Cat 8 Ethernet worth it or an overpriced scam vs Cat 6a & Cat 7?

On Amazon, there are a growing number of companies selling either Cat 8 or Cat 7 cables. I have seen some Ugreen Cat 8 Ethernet cable posted on HotUKDeals a couple of times in the past year, and you always get people asking if it will help improve their Internet speed. Will Cat 8 Ethernet…

Zyxel XGS1250-12 Multi-Gigabit Switch Review – Semi-affordable 3-Port 10Gbps
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Zyxel XGS1250-12 Multi-Gigabit Switch Review – Semi-affordable 3-Port 10Gbps

In the past few years, we have slowly started to see an improvement in the number of multi-gig switches. It started off with some affordable unmanaged 2.5GbE switches, but we are now starting to see quite a few 10GbE options. Most home users will have little need for such speeds. In the UK we are…

TRENDnet TEG-S762 Switch Review – Affordable 10Gbps Ethernet
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TRENDnet TEG-S762 Switch Review – Affordable 10Gbps Ethernet

The TRENDnet TEG-S762 and TEG-S750 were announced in the UK back in February. The TEG-S750 is perhaps the more interesting of the two models being a 5 port 10Gbps switch priced at around £300. As far as I am aware, there are no other five port 10Gbps switches on the market at this price. The…

TRENDnet TEG-S750 Fanless 5-Port 10G Switch Launched for £315 (£63 per port)

TRENDnet TEG-S750 Fanless 5-Port 10G Switch Launched for £315 (£63 per port)

TRENDnet is continuing heir expansion of affordable multi-gig switches that are ideal for home users and small businesses. TRENDnet TEG-S750 Today they have announced the TEG-S750 and TEG-S762. It is the TEG-S750 that is perhaps the most interesting, I think this is the first proper switch to launch with all 10 gigabit Ethernet ports and be completely…

Zyxel XGN100C 10G PCIe Network Adaptor Review – Affordable 10Gbps Ethernet Networking
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Zyxel XGN100C 10G PCIe Network Adaptor Review – Affordable 10Gbps Ethernet Networking

The Zyxel XGN100C is one of the few affordable 10-gigabit ethernet network cards on the market. The card is based on the Marvell AQtion AQN-107 10 GbE Network Interface Adapter, which is just the new name for the Aquantia AQ107 used on the ASUS XG-C100C now that Marvell has completed their Aquantia acquisition. While 2.5GbE…

TRENDnet 5 & 8 port Unmanaged 2.5G Switch Switches launched – Another new affordable multi-gig switch [TEG-S380 & TEG-S350]
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TRENDnet 5 & 8 port Unmanaged 2.5G Switch Switches launched – Another new affordable multi-gig switch [TEG-S380 & TEG-S350]

Last year saw a couple of affordable multi-gig switches launched, with the QNAP QSW-1105-5T being the stand out option or the Zyxel XGS1010 with its two 2.5GbE ports and 2 10Gb SFP+. TRENDnet are now getting in on the action with the launch of two options, the TEG-S380 and TEG-S350 with 8 and 5 ports,…

QNAP QSW-1105-5T 5 Port 2.5Gbps Switch Review – The cheapest way to get multi-gig Ethernet right now
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QNAP QSW-1105-5T 5 Port 2.5Gbps Switch Review – The cheapest way to get multi-gig Ethernet right now

Being an unmanaged switch, this is a short review, but the QNAP is finally available, costing just £108 for five 2.5gbps copper Ethernet ports it is the most affordable solution for a multi-gig network on the market. Multi-gig Ethernet has been frustratingly slow to go mainstream and become affordable. With Wi-Fi 6 we started to…

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