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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:19 am    Post subject: Help me find a good Gigabit switch Reply with quote

I have re-routed all my network here at home, so I now use Cat6 cable on all that can be patched up.

A small problem about that is that I have by far run out of ports in my router...

My wish-list:


  • A known brand (HP, 3Com, Intel, Cisco, IBM etc.)
  • QoS (Quality of Service) support
  • Jumbo Frames support
  • Minimum 5x Gigabit ports, but would prefer 8



What to chose?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have looked a little around and found two that looks interesting:

HP 1405-8G v2 unmanaged
or
CIsco 200 Series SLM2008T managed


Personally I like the Cisco most, for instance it have more build in buffer (4MB) than most other switches, also looks like it can do practically everything you could ever want of a a switch.
It's just nagging me, is the HP as good a buy (it's for a Home Network with TV, Mac/PCs, PS3, Sonos, NAS and so on)??
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use one of these: Netgear GS108:
http://www.netgear.co.uk/business/products/switches/unmanaged-desktop-switches/GS108.aspx#two

Cheap, plug-and-play, never had an issue. Everything connected at Gigabit speeds OK - even with Cat5e cables (all fairly short, though - between 2 to 5 metres).
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mooblie wrote:
I use one of these: Netgear GS108:
http://www.netgear.co.uk/business/products/switches/unmanaged-desktop-switches/GS108.aspx#two

Cheap, plug-and-play, never had an issue. Everything connected at Gigabit speeds OK - even with Cat5e cables (all fairly short, though - between 2 to 5 metres).


On a different site they also sugestet that one, it's dirt cheap!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a GS108 and a GS105 never had any trouble with them
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