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    Cheap mini 8 port hub VS HP Procurve - Worth it for small number of devices?????

    Hi,

    A while ago 2 Rooms were swapped over with little if any notice to us!!!!

    So to get Art computers/printers etc back up and running I had to install a cheap mini Linksys 8 port Hub.
    They have 7 devices in total, 3 PCs, 2 printers, weather station and a wireless AP.

    My question is, is it worth me replacing the minihub for a spare HP procurve switch ??
    For such a small number of devices would it be beneficial ?
    Could serveral of these on the network be maybe causing "network slowdowns" ?

    Thanks in advance

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    @burgemaster:

    Your network is as fast as your slowest device or a chain is only as good as its weakest link.

    Better a Switch than a hub and one that has a 1Gb upload speed and 1Gb ports:

    Similar to this spec: DGS-1016D: 16-port Copper Gigabit Switches - Network switches, gigabit switches, ethernet switch solutions, port switches and other network switches from D-Link, from D-Link Business

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    Stay away from hubs like contagious diseases I say!

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    Thanks all,
    thats what I thought,

    I have a couple of spare HP 2124 100m procurve switches. Unfortunetly unmanaged.
    There is a 1gig network running to it, but these are 10/100 switches.

    Would It be worth swapping to a basic switch like this ?
    Currently funds are very short, Should I request money for a mananged HP 1gig switch capable switch, or even the one suggested in your link ?

    Thanks again
    Last edited by burgemaster; 20th May 2010 at 12:39 PM.

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    Found a ProCurve Managed 2626 with 2 x 1gig inputs.
    This should be perfect, now onto the other 8 x minihubs around the school.
    Thanks

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