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Old January 15, 2010, 04:23 PM
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If you don't mind eBaying look for the Dell 27xx series switches. They are tanks and passively cooled. In normal mode they do everything gigabit networking can do. If you put them in managed mode they are fully managed which is nice to have in case you want to use it later.

Dell sold the 2708 for $100 new so there are a lot of them and they go pretty cheap. I've seen them sell for twenty-ish shipping in.

I agree, though, that is is pretty hard to get a poor unmanaged switch. Any name brand should work just fine.
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