Since I'm in the market for a new switch, one of mine having suddenly died, I'm wondering what people recommend. The late switch was a 3Com 48 port managed, sorry can't remember the model.
What are the advantages/disadvantages of managed switches? I haven't used the management console much as I don't know a lot about it or what can be done with it.
Do switches need to be matched? The others on my network are 24 port unmanaged also 3Com.
Is there a "switch life" as in the length of time they carry on working?
Just mulling over the options and would appreciate some opinions please?