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Old 11-10-2020, 12:00 AM   #31
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Does those sfp+ 10GBase-T modules also support 2.5/5G speed? Or just 1G speed? I tried buying this tp-link switch after qnap ones become unavailable but always payment error on tmall/TB... wats wrong??

https://m.tb.cn/h.4ZPs5MK?sm=1e06b9 至瀏lan嘂..【TP-LINK 万兆上联以太网交换机 2个SFP+光口4个2.5G电口企业级6口商业高速万兆网络集线分流分线器 TL-SH1206】

Alternative solution but a bit more expensive.
TP-Link TL-SH1206, 4 port 2.5Gbe and two 10G SFP+ uplink.

RMB1080 or S$216.

Product info
https://m.tp-link.com.cn/product_1502.html

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Old 11-10-2020, 10:38 AM   #32
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Does those sfp+ 10GBase-T modules also support 2.5/5G speed? Or just 1G speed? I tried buying this tp-link switch after qnap ones become unavailable but always payment error on tmall/TB... wats wrong??
The SFP+ ports are 10Gbps rated. You need to buy the SFP+ modules in order to use it. I believe it should be compatible with 2.5G/5G as well but better use the TP-Link SFP+ module.

The SFP+ ports are advertised as the uplink for the four 2.5G ports. If you do not have any 10G gear, just leave them open for future upgrade.

Try use Taobao app to see if that works if the web interface got problem.
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Old 11-10-2020, 11:09 AM   #33
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Used both app n website and 2 diff cards both failed. 😔
10G is for future proofing when upgrade NAS. Currently the 2.5G ports r sufficient.
The SFP+ ports are 10Gbps rated. You need to buy the SFP+ modules in order to use it. I believe it should be compatible with 2.5G/5G as well but better use the TP-Link SFP+ module.

The SFP+ ports are advertised as the uplink for the four 2.5G ports. If you do not have any 10G gear, just leave them open for future upgrade.

Try use Taobao app to see if that works if the web interface got problem.
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Old 11-10-2020, 11:35 AM   #34
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Used both app n website and 2 diff cards both failed. 😔
10G is for future proofing when upgrade NAS. Currently the 2.5G ports r sufficient.
I see. That is strange. Are you only having problem with this shop or other shops? If only this shop, there are other shops selling as well. You can try other shops.

BTW, I read from the comments that both TP-Link and MikroTik SFP+ copper modules are compatible based on the feedbacks. But no need to use the SFP+ ports now that you do not need 10G.
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Old 11-10-2020, 12:50 PM   #35
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Another option

https://www.amazon.sg/dp/B084MH9P8Q/..._direct_from_1
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Old 11-10-2020, 01:43 PM   #36
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Another option

https://www.amazon.sg/dp/B084MH9P8Q/..._direct_from_1
Nice finding.
Zyxel 12-Port Gigabit Smart Managed Multi-Gig Switch. 2 x Copper 2.5G Ports, 2 x 1/10G SFP+ Ports [XGS1210-12]

S$245.88 but only two 2.5G copper ports.

There are more options but the price goes up sharply.

This one has 8 2.5G ports
https://www.amazon.com/TRENDnet-2-5G...394890&sr=8-17

TRENDnet 10-Port 2.5GBASE-T Web Smart Switch, 8 x 2.5GBASE-T RJ-45 Ports, 2 x 10G SFP+ Slots, Lifetime Protection, TEG-30102WS, Black

US$ 395 74+
US$54.71 Shipping & Import Fees Deposit to Singapore

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Old 11-10-2020, 03:40 PM   #37
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Mikrotik 10Gbps capable switch with SFP+ ports are not so expensive, however adding the SFP+ copper modules to be compatible with 2.5G/5G/10G Ethernet is not cheap. But it is another option which is more future proof.

Ref: switch at S$228 with 4 SFP+ ports
https://shopee.sg/CRS305-1G-4S-IN-Mi...579.2212585820
CRS305-1G-4S+IN MikroTik Router Switch Dual SwOS Or RouterOS

But the SFP+ copper module is at S$108 each.
https://shopee.sg/product/43358579/1...1-1602402607.9
S+RJ10 MikroTik 10G SFP+ Transceiver Copper 10GBASE-T RJ45
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Old 16-10-2020, 03:24 AM   #38
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any routers around $300 range with 2.5g lan port??
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Old 16-10-2020, 07:00 AM   #39
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any routers around $300 range with 2.5g lan port??
None as far as I know.

Asus RT-AX86U is the closer one with one 2.5Gbe port which can act as WAN or LAN port. It is now selling at S$17*24month=S$408 exclusive to SingTel customers. But you can get from overseas at around S$300 without local warranty.

But if ask for more 2.5Gbe ports, then only the few switch models mentioned above are known to me which are below S$300. They are not routers.

Edit to add: the following can be a router but you need to add copper SFP+ modules which will make the price higher than S$300.

https://shopee.sg/CRS305-1G-4S-IN-Mi...579.2212585820
CRS305-1G-4S+IN MikroTik Router Switch Dual SwOS Or RouterOS Layer 3 With SFP+
S$228.00
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Old 16-10-2020, 07:28 AM   #40
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any routers around $300 range with 2.5g lan port??
Unless you want to take risk and order this one.

https://m.tb.cn/h.4bR5dt5?sm=5c08c5
【Intel Gemini lake J4125 4口2.5G软路由V2.0版本】

RMB1050 (S$210) on preorder from Taobao, to deliver after 50days.

Intel J4125 based x86 router, with 4 ports 2.5Gbe.

You will need to add RAM and storage.
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Old 16-10-2020, 07:49 AM   #41
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any routers around $300 range with 2.5g lan port??
BTW, there are more routers with 2.5Gbe WAN port.

TP-Link Archer AX6000 is at S$309.
https://www.hachi.tech/biz-solutions...-6935364099763

Unfortunately 2.5Gbe WAN port based router is not that useful to act as the main router in Singapore context because of the ISP 2Gbps plans are either aggregated 2Gbps or dual 1Gbps plan. It can be useful as a secondary router though after you establish the main 2.5G/5G/10G network.
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any routers around $300 range with 2.5g lan port??
ASUS RT-AX86U can act as main router but you get 1GB LAN connection to each device.

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BTW, there are more routers with 2.5Gbe WAN port.

TP-Link Archer AX6000 is at S$309.
https://www.hachi.tech/biz-solutions...-6935364099763

Unfortunately 2.5Gbe WAN port based router is not that useful to act as the main router in Singapore context because of the ISP 2Gbps plans are either aggregated 2Gbps or dual 1Gbps plan. It can be useful as a secondary router though after you establish the main 2.5G/5G/10G network.
Most home user will not be able to fully utilise the 2Gbps and having more bandwidth not necessarily faster speed. The website used by user will also have control of the user's download and upload speed. Should do more research first.
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Old 16-10-2020, 09:45 AM   #44
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Does those sfp+ 10GBase-T modules also support 2.5/5G speed? Or just 1G speed? I tried buying this tp-link switch after qnap ones become unavailable but always payment error on tmall/TB... wats wrong??
Not all. Some are only 1G or 10G. Some can do multi-G. Better to check the spec. Some allow firmware flash for better compatibility.

Just take note that not all SFP+ to RJ45 modules can work with all switches.

In my experience, Mikrotik, Ubiquiti, 10Gteck, Mellanox tends to be pretty good on compatibility with different kinds of switches.

Do take note that 10G SFP+ to RJ45 modules tend to run very hot. Try not to slot 2 modules close to each other and make sure the switches are located in well ventilated location.



Another good solution on achieving solid 10G through your SFP+ cages are to use the low latency DAC cables. There will be much lesser heat issues.

From the picture, port 1,2 and 3 will be 10G DAC, SFP+ to 10G RJ45, 1G RJ45


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For normal homes, I will go with 10G RJ45 connections since you can easily run Cat6/+ LAN cable around your house for 10G.

In my opinion, Mikrotik 10G switches gives one of the best value and reliability. SwOS is also easy to configure.
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For normal homes, I will go with 10G RJ45 connections since you can easily run Cat6/+ LAN cable around your house for 10G.

In my opinion, Mikrotik 10G switches gives one of the best value and reliability. SwOS is also easy to configure.
For new houses, indeed it is good to go for CAT6 cabling to be future proof.

For those who use existing CAT5e network cabling, and for those who mainly use laptops, 2.5Gbe network is still much cheaper than 10Gbe. Only problem is lack of the 2.5Gbe enabled switch and router choices. Hopefully next year we will see more such product now that PC motherboards start to offer 2.5Gbe support.

As for ISPs, looks like no chance to get real 2Gbps plan any time soon. Still it is okay to use 1Gbps as the uplink.

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