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    Unmanaged 24 port Gigabyte switches

    Could anyone recommend a 24 port unmanaged gigabyte switch.

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    Re: Unmanaged 24 port Gigabyte switches

    I have 2 Netgear ones. They are very nice, reliable, quiet and come in tough metal cases.

    http://www.netgear.co.uk/mountable_n...tch_gs524t.php

    I use them as end points and they have been wonderful.

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    Re: Unmanaged 24 port Gigabyte switches

    We use a combination of D-Link and Nortel...

    The Nortel stuff is excellent, however you pay for that and the D-Link hardware is well priced and reliable but it all depends what you want to do with them I suppose.

    Rob.

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    Re: Unmanaged 24 port Gigabyte switches

    there are a couple sold by dabs under the 'dabsvalue' brand IIRC.

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    Re: Unmanaged 24 port Gigabyte switches

    Are you really sure you want Unmanaged Gigabit switches?

    Dell sell Managed PowerConnect 5324's at around £400, I've just moved our network over to 5324's and 6024's.

    The CLI is like Cisco's IOS and there's an easy web interface to configure them too.

    With the managed switches you'll be able to monitor with SNMP, set up VLAN's etc, even secure the switches on a per port basis.

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    Re: Unmanaged 24 port Gigabyte switches

    Also remember that Becta recommends that you should only be buying managed switches that will allow for QoS.

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    Re: Unmanaged 24 port Gigabyte switches

    Ok, I've listened to the replies and have retrieved the requisition order form ''

    As soon as you mentioned Becta Specification I sat up with ears pricked.

    I,ve just had a quick trawl through the Functional Specification: Institution network design and security. (it is in draft though) '8)'

    So I will re phase my question, what managed switch shall I purchase.
    Currently I have a Netgear FSM726 which has 2 GB inputs and 24 10/100 Mpbs outputs.

    Anyone care to recommend one that can be linked to the existing switch and has 24 port GB outputs.

    Alex

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    Re: Unmanaged 24 port Gigabyte switches

    I can recommend the Dell PowerConnect 5324's, they have 24 Gigabit Copper Ports and 4 SFP slots to add fiber connectivity if needed.

    The switch fabric is 48GBps which means each ports has the ability to operate at full duplex 100% of the time (some cheaper switches dont switch internally at 2GBps per port). It has Auto MDI/MDIX, EEE 802.1p tagging and DCSP for QoS.

    The list price on the Dell website is £666 but I got ours down to £399 after sweet talking my rep.

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    Re: Unmanaged 24 port Gigabyte switches

    I like HP - they work and work and work...

    You also get a lifetime warranty and they can be managed via a web GUI or a CLI.

    HP also offer educational discount.

    At the end of the day, I simply recommend that you stick to 1 manufacturer.

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    Re: Unmanaged 24 port Gigabyte switches

    I also use HP2324 and HP2524 switches and a managed HP6108 acting as my gigabit backbone which keeps the network traffic running smoothly.

    HP's unmanaged 24 port gigabit switch is the 2700 series (2724) which you can view here

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    Re: Unmanaged 24 port Gigabyte switches

    We have 2 HP Managed switches HP2524, the rest of the swicthes are Linksys wich are great even more so now that Linksys is a sub division of cisco. £200 for an unmanaged full gig switch is not bad.

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    Re: Unmanaged 24 port Gigabyte switches

    Netgear all the way for us, we have used Procurve in the past as well as Allied Telesyn and 3Com, but now use Netgear all the way, got about 6 L3 managed ones

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    Re: Unmanaged 24 port Gigabyte switches

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box
    I have 2 Netgear ones. They are very nice, reliable, quiet and come in tough metal cases.

    http://www.netgear.co.uk/mountable_n...tch_gs524t.php

    I use them as end points and they have been wonderful.
    I use Netgear GS748T's throughout my network and find that they are great but a little noisy http://www.netgear.co.uk/switches_sm...ed_gigabit.php

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    Re: Unmanaged 24 port Gigabyte switches

    Talk about noisey! I thought my DL380s were loud But yeah, I got one of them, and also got they big L3 24X gigabit with 4 sff ports, the ones that are still about £1400

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    Re: Unmanaged 24 port Gigabyte switches

    Cisco if you can afford it, HP are also very good quality but I'd recommend
    3com 3226 (24 port with 2 uplink) They are layer 3 switches (if you need to VLAN) and have tonnes of features. I think they about £240 from misco and can take 2 fibre modules.
    Sadly they don't use syslog service so remote can only be done with the web interface or we use Cacti to monitor SNMP



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