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    Suppose it just comes down to personal preference as well as budget obviously! Hp & Cisco are the big boys but the likes of Netgear and the rest aren't far behind!

    I'm currently quoting on a solution for a school where I've had to compare those 3 and Netgear are a lot cheaper. I suppose hp and cisco have the name and the rep but they also have the price tag to go with it!

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    Personally I would go for an HP E2810-24g Fully managed

    also remember to shop around - if you buy the switches from a supplier who sources from Europe then you can get some very very good pricing. (there is nothing wrong with buying from Europe it just annoys HP!)

    HP can't refuse to help you becuase it was purchased in the EU becuase of the EU free trade rules!

    Also remember that never pay the website price! talk to an account manager and they tend to be able to knock a little bit off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Personally I would go for an HP E2810-24g Fully managed
    I'd love to but it's out of my price range, unfortunately.

    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Also remember that never pay the website price! talk to an account manager and they tend to be able to knock a little bit off!
    Always do!

    Quote Originally Posted by Millgate View Post
    I'm currently quoting on a solution for a school where I've had to compare those 3 and Netgear are a lot cheaper. I suppose hp and cisco have the name and the rep but they also have the price tag to go with it!
    I'm open to some persuasion on brand. I tried looking up the Netgear alternative (I think it'd have to be the GS724TP, wouldn't it?) but it ended up dearer than the HP. EDIT: No, the HP's dearer. I was looking at the wrong model again. Maybe Netgear will win after all!
    Last edited by will_; 27th July 2011 at 11:15 PM.

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    I'll look at the alternatives for you.

    What Glennda is talking about is known as grey stock but the Miscos and Insight etc of this world don't do it. But it is a lot cheaper

    Do you think the conf call would be good for you???

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    Hi,

    I do a lot of stuff with HP ProCurve Kit - I'm in the process of rolling out 15 2510G-24 and 48G Switches, you can get the 2510G-24 for about just over £300ish, excellent switches.

    These are all lifetime warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanT View Post
    you can get the 2510G-24 for about just over £300ish, excellent switches. These are all lifetime warranty.
    Definitely nice switches but no PoE.

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    Do you think the conf call would be good for you???
    Yes please. Perhaps some time tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon. I'll send you a PM with my number. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanT View Post
    Thanks. This was suggested earlier in the thread. It's a bit above my price range.

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    If your not looking for gig the ProCurve 2610-24-PWR are good switches

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    For all HP switches, use this tool: HP Networking Switch selector tool

    You do end up at the V1910-24G-PoE of which there are two versions. If you want an alternative, take a look at Netgears GS724TP-100EUS

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    How big is your network overall? How many of the advanced features do you need? It would be useful to get an idea of your overall network design, and which specific parts you are looking to replace to recomend an appropriate switch.

    I'm a big fan of the netgear kit, and now use it in all but the biggest of networks. We've purchsed over £25k worth of their switches (the most recent lot came from Millgate, who came in the cheapest) in the last 2 years alone, and have only had 1 device fail in that time, which was replaced under warranty.

    Steve

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    If budget is a huge issue, I think the cheapest that ticks all the boxes is a Zyxel switch - 91-010-217004B

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    Netgear ekkkk! - horrible switches, would touch them at all!

    Im in the process of ripping out 2 schools with Netgear gig switches and replacing with new HP stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ServersPlus View Post
    If budget is a huge issue, I think the cheapest that ticks all the boxes is a Zyxel switch - 91-010-217004B
    Interesting name to throw into the game. Zyxel seem to be a new breed of Chinese manufacturer, providing cheap and good quality at the same time. I've used a couple of their wireless routers and find them flawless. I've only ever seen 1 person have anything bad to say about them too, and that was regarding them not providing warranty support after the warranty had expired (so, to be expected really), but that has been countered by other users having items repaired and replaced even out of warranty.

    So, I'd say not to discount their offering - it could very well be the ideal solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanT View Post
    Netgear ekkkk! - horrible switches, would touch them at all!
    Why's that?

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