Anyone used any of this particular line?
I'm looking at the 'cisco SF200-48'.
Look to me like rebranded Linksys switches.
We use Cisco SG300 switches, 10 port PoE, 10 port and 28 port. They can be recycled/rebadged matchboxes for all I care, they get the job done at an effective price.
Mr_Jiminy (11th September 2013)
We've previously had 3Com but don't do anything hugely sophisticated with our network.
They're fine for the market they're aimed for. I wouldn't use them for a school personally, but for switches that offer decent transfer speeds without the advanced L2 or L3 management options they're not bad.
We decided against the purchase.
Why so Mr_Jiminy?
I am looking at replacing our HP Procurve and these popped up as an attractive option.. performance looks good and they are stackable.. yes they don't have proper IOS but via web config has all the configuration options we need.. I want some evidence theses are rubbish before I pay more for a 'better' switch. I don't like the idea they are aimed at Small Business but what are the downsides - IOS and poor support??
Anybody running these in a stack of 5 that can vouch for there performance?
Cisco sold Linksys earlier in the year to Belkin BTW...
Yes, they are rebranded LinkSys - the early firmware still had the LinkSys logo in the top left of the web interface.
Be warned, and make certain the unit you are looking at has ssh access if that's what you're used to. A couple of old units we had did not have any CLI to them at all and had to be configured over a web interface.
Also, check that they have the feature sets you require. We found them to be lacking in a couple of areas.
We use a Cisco SG300-52 and its been faultless for about ~3 years now. It is on a small network though with about 30 concurrent users (excluding devices) on it.
Last edited by Gaz; 12th November 2013 at 01:56 PM.
What this thread needs is people coming in saying "they dont do this...." or "they don't support that..." or "I've used them for 12 months and 50% have failed..." but all we hear is "I wouldn't touch these with a barge pole". Why not?
After a string of IT "consultants" who have come into our establishment peddling what is in their interest to peddle, not in ours to buy, I'm deeply suspicious of recommendations and opinions without facts to back them up.
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