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    Network Switch needed

    Would any of our lovely suppliers like to quote me for a network switch?

    Just had an ageing Planet FGSW-2402RS 24-Port 10/100 Mbps + 2 Gigabit slot fail and need a suitable replacement. Only one of the optical slots was in use.

    Been pleased with HP in the past, but not overly fussed on brand.

    Cheers!

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    We currently have a load of Hp procurve 2610 which have to say havn't had a problem with

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    Nortel do a pretty good range of switches - in our main cab we have a switch stack with a 12 month + uptime and it was cheaper than Cisco Switches.

    Also ProCurves are good switches.

    Good luck in your hunt, I just bought a Nortel switch from eBay for a student lab. It's a 450-24T, that switch has GBIC modules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMarchand View Post
    Been pleased with HP in the past, but not overly fussed on brand.

    Cheers!
    We've got loads of ProCurve 26, and 28 series switches. Utterly bomb proof.

    I would try and standardise your switches. If you start using any of the managed features it's much easier to be using one brand. Also with the exception of the 1800 series procurve switches can be managed with ProCurver manager.

    Just one word of warning, HP have bought out 3Com an assimilated their switches into the HP range. However I think they still run 3 Com software, for the sake of standardisation I'd avoid them for now.

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    Don't know if they still do, but HP switches used to come with a lifetime warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by difinity View Post
    Don't know if they still do, but HP switches used to come with a lifetime warranty.
    Not the really expensive core switching but the range 26/2810's still do - got a new one October half term which did.

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    Juniper Network Switches?

    Have you considered a looking Juniper switch? I'm aware the immediate thought that springs to mind with Juniper is cost, however they (Juniper) are making a significant effort in the education and ahem . . . budget market.

    Go easy on me . . . its my first post!

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    Quote Originally Posted by difinity View Post
    Don't know if they still do, but HP switches used to come with a lifetime warranty.
    Not all of them, they now also have a V range (value) which are cheaper but only have a 3 year warrenty and I think that they are just rebranded 3com value stock so I would aim more for the 2500, 2600 series which still have the full warrenty.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions, folks.

    Mark from CPLTD sorted us out with an HP Procurve, and was very helpful with my constant queries/ignorance of exactly what sort of GBit connection was needed. All up and running now - so another thumbs up for CPLTD.

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    We use HP Procurve in the datacentre here - as others have said, very highly reccomended

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