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    48-port gigabit switch - what sort, where from and how much?

    Any suggestions? There's a little place just down the road that's always done brilliant prices for network hardware but today he just shook his head and said, "Sorry, mate, we don't do 48-ports." Hmpf.

    I'd bargained on £250 but I'm not sure whether that's realistic. No fancy features required; unbranded's fine.
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    I can do you 2x 24 if you don't mind unbranded...I'd also accept £250 for it provided the bursar is ok with it!

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    Thanks but I'm afraid it really has to be a single 48-port unit. It's for a big netbook trolley and there's only space for one 1U switch.

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    Ignore that message.

    However I will look at work for a 48 port...I think I have one but will take sone rummaging!

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    You'll be lucky if you get a 48 gig port switch for £250. I can get a HP 24 gig one for £210 and was looking for a 48 port one but they were silly money.

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    Googling around, the following two seem to be less expensive than most of the competition:
    * USRobotics USR997748 Courier (£224 here)
    * NETGEAR ProSafe GS748T (£430 here)

    Timbo, my usual supplier can do a 24-port gigabit switch for £120, although this in unbranded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by will_ View Post
    Googling around, the following two seem to be less expensive than most of the competition:
    * USRobotics USR997748 Courier (£224 here)
    * NETGEAR ProSafe GS748T (£430 here)

    Timbo, my usual supplier can do a 24-port gigabit switch for £120, although this in unbranded.
    Ah, we tend to stick with HP for our swtiches which live in the cabinets. Desktop switches are pretty much anything.

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    Netgear GS748T

    ^ the same netgear one as you found, also has 5% discount for public sector for a limited time, probably the best you'll find for the price i guess, in this day and age it's always handy to have a managed switch, as you never know what you might want to use it for in the future, we very rarely ever buy unmanaged switches these days

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbios View Post
    Netgear GS748T

    ^ the same netgear one as you found, also has 5% discount for public sector for a limited time
    Ooh, where from? Direct from Netgear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by will_ View Post
    Ooh, where from? Direct from Netgear?
    You might want to click the link (comms-express)

    So i think it'd be about £380 with the 5% discount

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbios View Post
    You might want to click the link
    Oops! Sorry, I thought it was the same link I'd originally given. My mistake.

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    Have a look at ZyXEL gear - very competitive kit at really good prices. The switch below is a smart switch so not managed like Cisco or HP equipment, but does have a simple management interface on it which can do various things. They come in at£ £440-£450ish. Well worth a look

    ZyXEL GS-1548 48 port gigabit switch

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    Your bursur isn't going to like it, but something like this will be by far the best idea.

    Hewlett Packard ProCurve 2650 48-Port Ethernet Switc... on eBay (end time 26-May-10 15:08:37 BST)

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