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Our Best Network Switches – ususally just referred to as ‘Switches’

Our latest blog looks at the Top 10 Best Selling Network switches. Many working within the tech industry will, of course, be well aware of Network Switches and their importance, particularly for our business communities. A Network Switch makes it possible for networked devices, such as computers, servers, and printers to receive, process, and forward data to the destination device by connecting to each other proficiently; which in turn saves expenditure and increases the productivity of the team as a whole.

When building any form of enterprise the number one key is efficiency and productivity, and with the correct building blocks and foundations such as Network Switches a business is ready to improve security and customer service with greater communications. You can also view the best Netgear network switches or best cisco network switches Comms Express has to offer.

We have collated the numbers and here from 10 – 1 and here are the top Network Switches available here at Comms Express for Seamless and Reliable Connectivity.

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10. Ubiquiti US-24-250W UniFi Switch
24 Port Managed PoE Gigabit Switch with SFP – 250W

Netgear WAC510 802.11ac Wireless Business Access Point

Build and expand your network with Ubiquiti Networks® UniFi® Switches

As part of the UniFi line of products, the US-24-250W UniFi® Switch delivers robust performance over its 26 independent switching ports. Fully managed switch with 24x GbE RJ45 ports and 2x 1G SFP ports. Each of the switch’s ports can provide either 802.3at PoE+ or configurable, 24V passive PoE to UniFi access points or other PoE devices. This switch can be monitored or configured from anywhere with the powerful, intuitive UniFi Network web application and mobile app. Two SFP ports offer optical connectivity, and 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports offer 802.3af/at PoE+ sharing a total of 250W PoE.


  • 24× Gigabit RJ45 Ports
  • SFP Ports
  • Serial Console Port
  • Non-Blocking Throughput: 26 Gbps
  • Switching Capacity: 52 Gbps
  • Forwarding Rate: 38.69 Mpps
  • Maximum Power Consumption: 250W
  • Supports POE+ IEEE 802.3at/af and 24V Passive PoE
  • Rack-Mountable placement

Buy Ubiquiti US-24-250W Switch


9. Aruba 2530-24-PoE+ J9779A
24 Port 10/100 Layer 2 Managed PoE+ Switch

Aruba 2530-24-PoE+ J9779A Switch

cost-effective, reliable, protected and easy-to-use connectivity to business networks

Designed for entry-level to midsize enterprise networks, these Fast Ethernet switches deliver full L2 capabilities with enhanced access security, traffic prioritisation, and IPv6 host support. The Aruba 2530-24-PoE+ offers uplink flexibility with two SFPs and two RJ-45 Gigabit uplinks. The HP 2530-24-PoE+ Switches are IEEE 802.3af- and IEEE 802.3at-compliant with up to 30 W per port, making them suitable for voice, video, or wireless deployments with PoE+.


  • Cost-effective, reliable, protected and fully managed L2 switches
  • 24 Fast Ethernet ports with two GbE SFPs and two RJ-45 Gigabit uplinks
  • PoE+ for voice, video, and wireless deployments
  • Access control lists (ACLs), EEE, and IPv4/IPv6 host support
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty 2.0 with 3 years 24×7 phone support

Buy Aruba 2530-24-PoE+ J9779A Switch


8. Zyxel GS1920-24HPv2
24-port GbE Smart Managed PoE Switch

Zyxel GS1920-24HPv2 24-port GbE Smart Managed PoE Switch

NebulaFlex Compatible | Controller Free | Perpetual Licence | Cloud Managed Switches

The GS1920-24HPv2 Smart Managed 24 port Gigabit PoE Switch with Gigabit Uplinks and Zyxels NebulaFlex™ allows you to easily switch between standalone and Zyxels license-free Nebula cloud management platform anytime with just a few simple clicks.

The NebulaFlex™ protects your investment on wired technology by offering the flexibility to transition to the cloud in your own time, without worrying about additional ongoing licensing costs.


  • NebulaFlex™ gives you the flexibility to switch between standalone and Zyxels license-free Nebula cloud management
  • Nebula cloud management allows easy deployment, real-time configurations and effortless access to all your cloud devices anytime
  • Using user-friendly web-based GUI to manage and set up the switch without learning complex CLI
  • Easy management and setup with web-based interface and user-friendly wizard
  • Smart fan design offers silent operations in your office
  • Check real-time status intuitively by cloud and PoE LED indicators

Buy Zyxel GS1920-24HPv2 PoE Switch


7. Cisco CBS350-24P-4G-UK
24-Port L2/L3 GE Managed Switch with 4x1G SFP

Cisco CBS350-24P-4G-UK 24-Port L2/L3 GE Managed Switch

The ideal combination of affordability and capabilities for small office

Cisco Business 350 Series Switches provide and help you create a more efficient, better-connected workforce. The Cisco Business 350 Series Switches is a family of fixed-configuration managed Ethernet switches. Models are available with 8 to 48 ports of Gigabit Ethernet connectivity and Gigabit or 10-Gigabit uplinks, providing optimal flexibility to create exactly the right building block for small office networks.


  • Layer 2 switching
  • VLAN support
  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • Advanced threat protection
  • IPv6 first-hop security
  • Quality of service (QoS)
  • sFlow
  • IPv4/IPv6 static routing
  • Enhanced limited lifetime warranty

Buy Cisco CBS350-24P-4G-UK Switch


6. Ubiquiti Unifi US-8-60W
Managed 8 Port 60W Gigabit Switch

Ubiquiti Unifi Managed 8 Port Gigabit Switch - US-8-60W

Build and expand your network with Ubiquiti Networks® UniFi® Switch, part of the UniFi line of products.

The UniFi Switch 8-port models feature Gigabit Ethernet ports in a compact form factor. The switches are fully manageable, delivering robust performance and intelligent switching for your networks.


  • 8× Gigabit RJ45 Ports
  • 4× Auto-Sensing IEEE 802.3af PoE Ports
  • Non-Blocking Throughput: 8 Gbps
  • Switching Capacity: 16 Gbps
  • Forwarding Rate: 11.9 Mpps
  • Maximum Power Consumption: 12W

Buy Ubiquiti Unifi US-8-60W Switch


5. Linksys LGS124P-UK
24 Port Unmanaged Gigabit Rackmount PoE+ Switch

Linksys LGS124P-UK 24 Port Unmanaged Gigabit Rackmount PoE+ Switch

Upgrade the data paths of your local wired network to information superhighways

Offering 24 gigabit Ethernet auto-sensing ports with wired connection speeds up to 1,000 Mbps, this unmanaged switch lets your small business expand its local network and send large files to servers, drives, and printers at gigabit speeds. Power over Ethernet Plus technology allows you to send power to devices like IP telephones or video surveillance systems through Ethernet cables without having to install separate power supplies to those devices.


  • 24-port switch with 12 PoE+ ports (ports 1-6 and 13-18) and dedicated PoE power budget of 120 W
  • Wired connection speed up to 1,000 Mbps
  • 24 Gigabit Ethernet autosensing ports
  • Quality of Service (QoS) traffic prioritisation
  • Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) support
  • Easy Plug-and-Play connection

Buy Linksys LGS124P-UK Switch


4. TP-Link TL-SL2428P JetStream
24 Port POE+ 10/100Mbps Switch with 4 Port Gigabit

TP-Link TL-SL2428P JetStream 24 Port POE+ 10/100Mbps Switch

A cost-eff­ective product solution for the small and medium business

TP-Link smart switch TL-SL2428P is equipped with 24 10/100Mbps RJ45 ports, 4 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 ports and 2 combo Gigabit SFP slots. All of the 24 10/100Mbps RJ45 ports support the 802.3at/af (PoE+) standard with total PoE power budget of 250 W* and useful PoE power management features. The switch provides high performance, enterprise-level QoS, useful security strategies, and rich layer 2 management features.


  • Features 24 PoE ports, with total PoE power budget of 250 W* and useful PoE power management features
  • Integrated security strategy including 802.1Q VLAN, Port Security, and Storm control help protect LAN area investment
  • L2/L3/L4 QoS and IGMP snooping optimise voice and video applications
  • WEB/CLI managed modes, SNMP, RMON bring abundant management features
  • Dual Firmware Image improves the reliability and uptime of your network

Buy TP-Link TL-SL2428P JetStream Switch


3. D-Link DGS-1008P
8 Port Gigabit PoE Unmanaged Desktop Switch 8x Gigabit Ethernet ports (4x PoE+ ports)

TP-Link EAP660 HD AX3600 Dual-Band Multi-Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 Access Point

Compact and Silent

The D-Link DGS-1008P 8-Port Gigabit PoE Unmanaged Desktop Switch enables home and office users to easily connect and supply power to Power over Ethernet (PoE) devices such as wireless access points (APs), IP cameras, and IP phones.

It also provides the opportunity to add additional Ethernet devices like computers, printers, and Network Attached Storage (NAS) onto a network. This compact PoE switch operates quietly, making it ideal for use in virtually any room or office.

  • 8x Gigabit Ethernet ports (4x PoE+ ports)
  • 68W power budget
  • 16 Gbps switching fabric capacity
  • Plug & play simplicity for easy installation
  • 2-Year D-Link Warranty

Buy D-Link DGS-1008P Switch


2. Netgear GS108
8 Port Unmanaged Gigabit Prosafe 10/100/1000 Compact Desktop Switch

Netgear GS108 - 8 Port Unmanaged Gigabit Switch
The NETGEAR® ProSAFE® Gigabit Unmanaged 8 Port Switch helps businesses cost-effectively expand their network to Gigabit speeds and higher port counts. The GS108 Gigabit Ethernet switches come with 8 Gigabit copper ports in a desktop metal case and is wall-mountable. These switches are energy efficient, built to last, and rigorously tested to provide the reliability businesses need. 802.1p traffic prioritisation and jumbo frame support allow for seamless integration with more sophisticated networks.


  • 8 Gigabit /10/100/1000 Mbps Ports
  • Moves very large files instantly across your network
  • 10x faster than standard Fast Ethernet (10/100)
  • Prioritse voice and video traffic
  • Full duplex, providing up to 2000 Mbps on each port
  • Auto-sensing on each port detects at the best network speed (10, 100 or 1000)
  • Auto Uplink™ technology auto adjusts for different types of Ethernet cable
  • Compact, sturdy metal case fits easily on a desk or mounts on a wall

Buy Netgear GS108 Switch


1. Netgear GS724TPv2
24-Port Gigabit Smart ProSAFE Switch with PoE+ With 2 Gigabit SFP Ports

Netgear GS724TPv2 24-Port Gigabit Smart ProSAFE Switch with PoE+

Powerful Layer 2 features, great PoE functionality, and enhanced performance and usability.

The GS724TPv2 24-Port Gigabit Switch with PoE+ and 2 SFP Ports joins the NETGEAR Standalone Smart Managed Pro Switches family, adding full 24 port PoE+ support for deployment of modern high-power PoE devices. Cautious spender organisations can now deploy denser PoE+ devices connected to a cost-effective switch, with a reasonable PoE power budget of 190W.

These switches are the ideal solution even for the most advanced small and medium organisations looking for the best combination of features, performance, and value: they are purposely designed for converged networks where voice, video, data are all carried on a single network platform.


  • Advanced VLAN support for better network segmentation
  • L2/L3/L4 access control lists (ACLs) for granular network access control including 802.1x port authentication
  • Advanced ‘per port’ PoE controls for remote power management of PoE connected devices including operation scheduling (e.g. Wireless APs, IP security cameras, LED lighting, secure access door locks, IoT devices…)
  • Advanced QoS (Quality of Service) for traffic prioritisation including port-based, 802.1p and L2/L3/L4 DSCP-based
  • Auto “denial-of-service” (DoS) prevention
  • IGMP Snooping and Querier for multicast optimisation
  • Rate limiting and priority queuing for better bandwidth allocation
  • Port mirroring for network monitoring
  • Energy Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) for maximum power savings
  • Cable test to troubleshoot connection issues
  • SNMP v1, v2c, v3 and RMON remote monitoring

Buy Netgear GS724TPv2 PoE+ Switch


Wireless Access Points available from Comms Express

Cisco Wireless | Cisco Meraki Wireless | Meraki Go | D-Link Access Points | DrayTek Access Points | Grandstream Wireless Access Points | HPE and Aruba Wireless | NETGEAR Wireless Access Points | TP-Link Omada Access Points | TRENDnet Wireless Access Points | Ubiquiti UniFi Wireless Access Points | Zyxel Wireless Access Points


If you require any further information on these or any other products that we stock here at Comms Express, please do not hesitate to contact our team who will be only too happy to help.

Until next time…