Network Cards / Accessories

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In this category you’ll find all the products you need to build a wired or wireless network to link two or more PCs together, with products aimed at home users and corporate installations. Choose a wireless network for convenience or a wired network for higher speed, reliability and security.

RJ45 Network Cards

Network cards are added to desktop PCs, workstations or servers to enable connectivity to other users, devices and the outside world. RJ45 is the common wired interface used to connect via Ethernet to network switches and routers.

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Wireless Adapters - PCI / PCI-E / M.2

These wireless network cards fit inside a computer (PC / notebook / Laptop) and connect using either the PCI, PCIe, M.2, Mini-PCIe interface. These Wireless Adaptors allow the computer to connect to a wireless network without having to run a network cable to the system. Advanced features such as high bandwidth and encryption ensure both a fast and secure connection to a WiFi network. Always check your motherboards interface for PCI or PCIe to ensure you select the correct wireless network card adaptor for your requirements.
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Access Point Management

A network with multiple wireless access points can be tedious to maintain. An AP management device connects into the same network as the access points. The device allows control of all the AP's from one point. Note that some management devices can only control up to a certain number of AP's. Always check the specifications of the device.
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Access Points, Bridges

These pieces of hardware work with both wired and wireless networks and devices in specific ways. A Wireless Access Point is a 'wired to wireless' solution. It extends a wired network by converting it into a wireless connection.A Wireless Bridge allows devices such as gaming consoles, digital video cameras etc that come with a RJ45 network port to connect to a wireless network. As the unit effectively bridges together a wireless network to these connected wired network devices. Check individual specifications of the product for the exact features and capabilities to make sure it meets your requirements.
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Fibre Network Cables

An fibre network or fibre optic cable is used to connect high performance computers or servers to a network. Fibre cabling can support up to 400 Gigabit (400Gbps) speeds in either Ethernet or Infiniband format and features SFP (small form factor pluggable) end plugs (as part of the cable or required separately). A number of SFP formats are available (SFP, SFP+, QSFP+, QSFP28, QSFP56), so it is essential to choose the one that matches your device or switch ports.

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Media Converters

The products in this category are used to extend wired internet connections over extreme distances. Entry-level products can be used to use a connection over hundreds of metres, and pricier models extend connections over 20 or even 60 kilometres.

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