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Hey all,

Trying to locate online (Aus) a Manual Gigabit Ethernet Port Switcher of relative quality.

Basically we have our Domain going into port 1, and the Fibre Internet going into port 2, and I want to be able to switch between the 2 without having to unplug and plug in a network cable every time, so looking for a 1 button press solution.

Any ideas? Needs to be Gigabit because of the Domain network.
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Maybe get a layer 3 switch and control the ports through the web-ui, could possibly be scripted.

Using a manual/physical switch seems like a backwards solution to separating two networks, but if you really had to do it, just grab another cat5e cable, get the copper wire out of it and buy a switch from your local electronics shop and build your own switch.

Depending on availability of a 16 pin switch, you may need to introduce a bunch of relays into the circuit. They only cost about 50 cents each anyway.

If it needs to be compatible with gigabit, make sure you wire up all 8 wires. Wouldn't take more than 5 minutes, and then just find a nice box to house it in.
This custom made switch would be equivalent to plugging and unplugging cables.


Edited by spinFX - 7/18/16 at 10:13pm
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