[nycbug-talk] Good unmanaged switch brands
ike at lesmuug.org
Thu Oct 11 17:54:18 EDT 2007
Word, Iraq?! Wow,
On Oct 11, 2007, at 5:33 PM, Jonathan Stewart wrote:
> I'm looking at buying 4 or 5 8-16 port unmanaged switches for
> setting up
> shared satellite internet access in Iraq and I was wondering if people
> had any preferred brands.
I've deployed TONS of the little Netgear swtitches, in various sizes
and in very different networks, and they've all been insanely great-
(e.g. I don't think about them, they just work...)
All the current GigE switches do jumbo frames, so this is a non-issue...
> The switches themselves will be in air
> conditioned living areas so heat should not be a problem. There is
> and 220 available but dual power capable is still preferred.
Hrm... Wall-warts for the small ones seem to only do 110, but you
could perhaps buy comparable 220 wall -warts that output the same, at
a cheap price? (Radio Shack or Mouser Electronics?)
> I'll be honest, my main concern is price but I do still want something
> reasonably reliable with a decent warranty if possible. The desktop 8
> port switches actually seem to have the best price per port and I am
> leaning towards more smaller switches to save on cable run lengths.
> I just saw this  on Newegg, 24 port managed switch but open box for
> $206. Anyone ever do open box from Newegg, is this something worth
Did a open-box once from Newegg on a wireless access point, it was no
big deal... but I guess it depends on the stuff...
> Browsing some more they seem to have quite a few open box high
> port count switches, here is the search link I was using 
> Thank you,
> Jonathan Stewart
>  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817111491R
>  http://tinyurl.com/3a68e8
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