compact 8-port gigabit switch for pre-wired home

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by ghanwani, May 17, 2016.

  1. ghanwani macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2008
    My house is pre-wired for Ethernet and I had not yet tested it; I use wireless. It needed an 8-port switch so I recently ordered a Netgear switch but it turns out that the power adapter is such that it does not fit in the network box that is in the closet (first picture), and I would not be able to screw the cover on completely (second picture).

    I have 3 choices
    1. Live with this switch. The gaps are good for breathing room. :)
    2. Try some other switch with a more compact power adapter. [I would need recommendations.]
    3. Just use wireless. Wired is so yesterday.

    Right now, I would like to do Option 2, it's always good to have a wired connection, I think. #1 is kind of ugly, but since it's hidden inside a closet, this is not a big deal [does it actually need breathing room?].

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  2. dwfaust macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2011
  3. ghanwani thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2008
  4. hfg macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
    You might also find some really short 6" "extension cords" which are sold to allow multiple "wall-wart" power supplies to be used with a standard power strip. Then you could place your power supply off to the side.

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