[nycbug-talk] Smart/managed switches

George Georgalis george at galis.org
Tue May 6 19:39:42 EDT 2008

On Tue 06 May 2008 at 04:33:16 PM -0400, Mikel King wrote:
>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.

the (unmanaged) 8 port HP procurve 1Gb switches are ~$100 and
fanless with lifetime warranty. I would stick with procurve for
anything not soho.

// George

George Georgalis, information system scientist <IXOYE><

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