Managed or unmanaged switch?
The switch at the middle of our network - the one with all the servers, fibre modules to other cabs etc. in it died this morning (thank goodness it's not term time!). The one that's failed is a Netgear FSM726 that was put in by the company that used to support us, though to the best of my knowledge it was never configured to do anything over and above, well, switch.
We don't use VLans or anything like that, so can I get away with replacing it with an unmanaged one and some media convertors? at this stage I can't see why not, but I am more than prepared to be corrected.