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    Re: Switch Recommendation

    Remember, Linksys is a part of Cisco and should have a similar level of quality to their products - and I have always found this to be the case.

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    Re: Switch Recommendation

    @localzuk: You would think so but the two ADSL modem/routers that I have had the 'pleasure' of owning have both been pretty shocking IMHO.

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    Re: Switch Recommendation

    I am pretty sure the business range of equipment from Linksys are built to a much higher spec than the home equipment.

    For example when i watch my Linksys SRW2048's boot through the console port it resembles the boot process of a Cisco 2900 switch! I think the Linksys has the same fundamental internals as the Cisco! The only difference being the Linksys has a cut down number of features only really accessible through the web GUI and not command line. I presume they have done this to stop people from buying Linksys instead of Cisco...

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    Re: Switch Recommendation

    Regards Cisco and Linksys

    The key difference between Cisco and Linksys is the technology inside the product. With Cisco switches, the technology inside (i.e. the switch silicon) is developed in house by Cisco's own R&D. This is possible because of the cost model for Cisco products, which directly feeds R&D budgets.

    For Linksys products, the cost model does not allow for such a massive investment into R&D, and therefore most Linksys products are built using off the shelf silicon, and so tend to have less in the way of unique features and functions. Obviously, there is overlap at the high end of the Linksys range and the low end of the Cisco product range.

    Cisco infrastructure is usually supporting advanced technologies such as IPT IPTV, IPCCTV etc and this is where the advanced technology and R&D really shine.

    However for a basic switch Linksys should do fine, at the end of the day it is more SOHO than corporate.

    Tom

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    Re: Switch Recommendation

    I Would Recommend HP Procurve 2848

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