[nycbug-talk] Smart/managed switches

Mikel King mikel.king at olivent.com
Tue May 6 16:33:16 EDT 2008

On May 6, 2008, at 12:36 PM, Tim A. wrote:
> jonathan at kc8onw.net wrote:
>> What I want:
>> Gigabit
>> 8-24 ports
>> 802.1w Rapid spanning tree
>> rs232 console port for out of band management
>> As cheap as possible without getting junk
> Personally, that's not a boundary I'd want to explore.
> Going with something like HP or Adtran (equipment I'm ready to trust)
> already puts you at 1/2 - 1/3 Cisco prices.
> If you want to push the 1/5 - 1/10 boundary, you may find yourself on
> the wrong side of the not-so-fine line between cheap and junk.
> Same thing with used equipment. Unless it's for testing or some other
> non-priority role, why get something that has a head start on its trip
> towards its mean-time-to-failure?

Not to sound like a parrot but I'd run with the Adtran myself... list  
price is $1395, for the 24port 1000bt model, but you can certainly  
find them much cheaper if you know whom to ask.

I've used SMC product in the past as well as Netgear, and on the lower  
end unmanaged well If I would let my client use unmanaged then they  
would be an option.

All that said, we are working with a new D-link 10G beast and well the  
jury is still out on their line of gear...but it is looking like they  
may take that middle tier bet the bottom smc/netgear and the HP/Adtran  


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