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    Wireless/old hub

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    Not really a problem but an interesting development and I wondered what others thought. Large primary, new wireless laptops and around 40 workstations. The wired network is fine and works very fast, the XP workstations log on in around 10 seconds. The wireless laptops were taking around 2 minutes to log on with the exception of one access point which logged on users in around 30 seconds, which is quite acceptable. Maybe I should have thought of it earlier but on checking which hub the 'fast' WAP was patched into we discovered it was the old (very old)3COM 10Mg hub. We patched all the other access points over to the old hub and bingo, the wireless network is now flying along. The new'ish 100Mb switches are Netgear. Any similar experiences out there?
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    Re: Wireless/old hub

    I have had some Netgear switches go "slow" before, and I just reboot them and they are fine then, I also tend to RMA them and then they come back and work fine then. I cannot remember the model in question though, but they are 50 port ones.

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    Re: Wireless/old hub

    Yeah don't buy netgear they are c*ap.

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    Re: Wireless/old hub

    Nah, I wouldn't say that, they are excellent VFM, its one switch type I had problems with, and they only made them for a short while and then modified them so they must have realsied they were issues

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    Re: Wireless/old hub

    I've just fitted quite a few 48 Port GB Smart Switches on my new network. I'm currently very impressed by them. Are people bitter about their cheap switches or the ones you have to pay for?

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    Re: Wireless/old hub

    I'm not bitter about them, I LOVE Netgear stuff, its great value, and they are innovative in there ideas. I think there pro-wifi stuff is a bit pricy and could do with its costs reducing a bit but apart from that there main stuff is good value.

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