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brashquido
03-24-2002, 08:08 PM
Hi All,

My old 10/100 8 port hub kicked the bucket tonight. I'm thinking I should get a 19" rack mountable 16 port 10/100 switch, but am not up with it on which one I should get. Any suggestions?

brashquido
03-25-2002, 07:33 AM
CWS has an 8 port gigabit switch fo about $640! I might get that!

brashquido
03-26-2002, 10:44 AM
Seriously, I'm thinking about getting either a Linksys EF2S16 or Netgear FS516 16-port 19" rackmount. Anyone know how good/bad either of these switches are? The Linksys is nearly $200 cheaper, so that's a big plus in it's favour.

RDR
03-27-2002, 02:11 AM
Sorry all the switches I've used are 3Com :D

Beefy
03-27-2002, 07:05 AM
not sure about the linksys, but the Netgear is a perfectly capable switch.

brashquido
03-27-2002, 03:08 PM
I just got offered a Cisco Catalyst 2924M for $2000 (they retail for about $6500). Should I go for it?

Birdkiller
03-27-2002, 03:28 PM
i have a netgear 24 port switch and it runs sweet. its been used for the last 2 MorB lans and all the hamilton lans.
My work sells netgear ones and with all the ones we have sold only had 1 die, it was a DOA and it was replaceed immediatly. so i havent really got anything bad to say about netgear.

Andy
03-27-2002, 04:01 PM
netgear = good stuff :)

i gots a 5 port switch and a 4 port router and both are working great :)

Anonymous
03-27-2002, 04:32 PM
No one has an opinion on the Catalyst?

zeradul
03-30-2002, 05:34 AM
Our college just upgraded to Catalyst's, and I must say I never felt they were anything less than top notch. I have faith in Linksys's latest switches... I do not like Linksys network cards at all, but I like the look of the linksys switches, and how their other periferals (like their WAP) match and stack on top of each other.

Netgear is top notch as well... Their network cards rule.