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    If I was to be judging Netgear by the Netgear stuff in my new place, its poo!
    If I was to be judging Netgear by the Netgear stuff in my old place, its not too bad.

    Warranty is not too bad, but my god its a nightmare when you need to get something fixed or replaced on warranty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    No Linksys is owned by Cisco, there is a huge difference. Linksys is consumer grade cack, not matter what claims they make on the label.

    Cisco gear runs IOS (the original one that they liscenced the name of to Apple before anyone asks) which is massivly configurable and upgradable in comparison to most other integrated solutions. Linksys usually runs the lowest spec they can get away with system with either custom code (for switches) or busybox (*nix) for routers that is comparitivly about as stable as nitroglycerine in a paint shaker.
    lol @ about as stable as nitroglycerine in a paint shaker

    Plus one to linksys being owned by cisco ( subsidiary )

    I used to have a WRT54G wifi router by linksys ( obviously for home use ) and is still running as we speak, obviously no where near as good as cisco equipment but then there is a huge price difference the same as there is a huge feature set difference due to the price that you pay for them whether it be cisco or linksys etc.

    As with everything you get what you pay for ( or not as the case may be )

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    Personally if anywhere is going to switch from Cisco the next big players I'd go to would either be HP or Juniper. Both beat Cisco on price of course!

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    Juniper would be my first choice for any switch now...CLI is much nicer than Cisco and HP, GUI is nicer than both, and IMO it works better than both!

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    Did see extreme networks mentioned somewhere on EG - think they are meant to be quite good as well ??

    Switching Products - Extreme Networks

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    Ah, but you're in the land of "Wait, Australia? Set price gouging to Ludicrous Mode."

    Regarding HP - they're cheaper than you think if you've access to decent pricing.

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    I'm just in the process of changing my LAN from Netgear to either HP or Juniper, awaiting final bits and bobs to be confirmed but hoping we will become a Juniper place from after Half Term. The netgear has served us well, however they have not been keeping up in the edge switching and the forward thinking angles IMHO.

    They now have a Chasis switch, great, however its just a re-spray of an Extreme, which is good news as that kit is bulletproof, but the cost is majorly high, and they don't have any edge kit to go with it IMHO. So we will see what happens going forth, we will either be HP or Juniper, Cisco have priced themselves out of the project, so we will see. I am still awaiting the quote for Extreme actually, there is one on the way so will be interesting to see what that looks like



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