+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 12 of 12
Hardware Thread, Managed Gig Switch Recommendation in Technical; ...
  1. #1
    apeo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Lost
    Posts
    1,612
    Thank Post
    95
    Thanked 115 Times in 111 Posts
    Rep Power
    42

    Managed Gig Switch Recommendation

    Need a managed switch with 24 ports 100/1000BaseT and atleast 1 sfp port. Can anyone recommend a switch thats say under £800?

  2. #2


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    4,701
    Thank Post
    352
    Thanked 805 Times in 720 Posts
    Rep Power
    348
    The HP Procurve J9021A#ACC ticks all of the boxes except the sfp one being replaced with Mini-GBIC.

  3. Thanks to kmount from:

    apeo (25th June 2008)

  4. #3

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,352
    Thank Post
    678
    Thanked 2,275 Times in 1,050 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    674
    Plenty of us here (me included) use these from Netgear:

    Scan Computers UK: Netgear GS724T PROSAFE 24-PORT Gigabit Smart Switch + 4 Built-in shared SFP Gigabit fiber ports

    It's managed, but not Layer 3 but does everything you will need a switch on an interal network to do including VLANS.
    It also has a bigger 48 port sibling: GS748TS - ProSafe® 48-port Gigabit Stackable Smart Switch - NETGEAR.com

    As well as new additions to the range:
    GS724TR - ProSafe® 24-port Gigabit Smart Switches with Static Routing
    GS748TR - ProSafe® 48-port Gigabit Smart Switches with Static Routing

    Do you really need the features of a Layer 3 switch or the functionality of these, especially as you can get 3 or 4 of these for £800!

  5. Thanks to Dos_Box from:

    apeo (25th June 2008)

  6. #4
    apeo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Lost
    Posts
    1,612
    Thank Post
    95
    Thanked 115 Times in 111 Posts
    Rep Power
    42
    Dont need Layer 3.

    Just need to try and future proof as best i can.

  7. #5
    dgsmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Merseyside, England
    Posts
    1,110
    Thank Post
    119
    Thanked 90 Times in 78 Posts
    Rep Power
    37
    We've just bought a cheap gigabit HP Procurve 1800-24 (smart managed) with 2 SFP for £200 (smart managed is the same level you will get on most of the netgears, including those mentioned above).

    We also bought the same one Kim mentioned above, which is a gigabit 2810-24 (full level 2 management, with 4 SFP).

    Fully managed switches from Netgear usually start with GSM (with the M obviously standing for "managed").

  8. Thanks to dgsmith from:

    apeo (26th June 2008)

  9. #6

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Blackpool
    Posts
    102
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Managed fixed-configuration Layer 2 Gigabit switch; 24 wirespeed ports, 4 dual-purpose ports for Gigabit copper connections or SFP fiber modules; advanced features for a voice ready network 3CBLSG24

    3Com® Baseline Switch 2924-SFP Plus (3CBLSG24) - Features & Benefits
    Last edited by Ric_; 9th December 2008 at 10:28 AM. Reason: pricing removed

  10. Thanks to western from:

    apeo (26th June 2008)

  11. #7

    john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,428
    Thank Post
    1,534
    Thanked 1,066 Times in 931 Posts
    Rep Power
    305
    Ill recomend the Netgears DB is saying, got many myself, great kit

  12. #8
    kennysarmy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,351
    Thank Post
    85
    Thanked 47 Times in 33 Posts
    Rep Power
    31
    Allied Teleysn here.
    Can give you my contacts phone number if you want to give him a ring.
    The company is Sceptre Networks.

  13. #9
    Alis_Klar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    East Birmingham
    Posts
    319
    Thank Post
    164
    Thanked 25 Times in 15 Posts
    Rep Power
    19

    SFP=miniGBIC

    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    The HP Procurve J9021A#ACC ticks all of the boxes except the sfp one being replaced with Mini-GBIC.
    [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SFP_transceiver"]SFP[/ame]=miniGBIC
    != (does not equal) [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GBIC"]GBIC[/ame] Bit confusing I know!!
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by Alis_Klar; 8th December 2008 at 07:14 PM.

  14. #10

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    East Midlands
    Posts
    747
    Thank Post
    17
    Thanked 109 Times in 69 Posts
    Rep Power
    38
    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    The HP Procurve J9021A#ACC ticks all of the boxes except the sfp one being replaced with Mini-GBIC.
    SFP is the miniGBIC i think.

  15. #11
    Oops_my_bad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Man chest hair
    Posts
    1,738
    Thank Post
    438
    Thanked 53 Times in 50 Posts
    Rep Power
    30
    Anything from the netgear GSM* range (so GSM7224 or GSM7324).

    SFP's seem to have a long lifecycle and can be used on any other netgear with an SFP. Stay clear of the GS and FS ranges - too cheap and v. unreliable. Cannot fault the GSM* range though.

  16. #12
    sammy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    68
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
    Rep Power
    18

    Mini

    Quote Originally Posted by ashok View Post
    SFP is the miniGBIC i think.
    Yes in the Hp switches the Small FormFactor PLuggables are called miniGBIC's.



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Looking for a camera recommendation
    By speckytecky in forum Recommended Suppliers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 7th February 2008, 05:38 PM
  2. Software recommendation please.
    By kennysarmy in forum Windows
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 8th January 2008, 04:22 PM
  3. Switch Recommendation
    By Ste_Harve in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 8th July 2007, 09:06 PM
  4. I need a laptop recommendation
    By beeswax in forum Recommended Suppliers
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 2nd July 2007, 08:22 PM
  5. Server Recommendation Please
    By altecsole in forum Hardware
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 21st October 2005, 09:15 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •