Re: Need suggestions for network switch
From: NeoSadist (neosad1st_at_charter.net)
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 23:56:02 -0700
Tod DeBie wrote:
> A client of mine has an 8 computer network. He currently has two Netgear
> 10/100 hubs and a mix of 10 and 100Mbit NICs (various brands). They
> regularly move large files to and from the server, which can bog everyone
> else down. I'm looking for a network switch to recommend with the
> following features:
> 1. Rock solid reliability.
> 2. Basic manageability: I'd like to get port statistics (errors,
> performance, etc.), so I can tell if he has a bad NIC or wire in the
> 3. Under $500 cost.
> 4. Optional: A single Gigabit Ethernet port for the server. Probably not
> necessary, but would be nice.
> I've listed a few of the products I'm looking at below. Does anyone have
> comments on them? Do they have the managability I'm looking for? Are
> very reliable? If I want something that is going to be super stable,
> I just forget about a managed switch at this price point? Any other
> options to consider?
> D-Link DES-3226 $380
> SMC 6724L2 $316
> Netgear FS526T $280
My Linksys 8 port switch works just fine for me.
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