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doup93 May 30, 2013 05:59 PM

Looking for a good GigE switch
As title says, I'm looking for a GigE switch with at least 16 ports for my home lab. Managed would be nice but not required. Max is 250$. Any suggestions?

SugarJ May 30, 2013 06:34 PM

I just had this conversation with my fellow mods last week. Netgear was the brand most touted. This one should fit the bill: Netgear Prosafe GS116NA 16 Port Gigabit Desktop Network Switch 10/100/1000

JD May 30, 2013 07:07 PM

I would more lean towards the GS116E-100NAS or the GS716T-200NAS so you get some management support. The GS716 is a "smart" switch meaning it has a web GUI, but it looks like it has a fan in the chassis which could be noisy. I'm not quite sure what the GS116 comes with though, but it does have VLAN support.

I personally use the GS108T-200NAS, you could always just by 2 of those since they go for about $80.

lowfat May 30, 2013 07:42 PM

Do you need a managed switch or no? I had a GS108T V2 as well and like it well enough.

doup93 May 31, 2013 05:53 AM

How about this one: Netgear Prosafe GS724T-300NAS 24 Port Gigabit Smart Switch Web Base Management w/ Rack Mount Kit

grinder May 31, 2013 07:34 AM

that is a sick price

Keywork June 1, 2013 12:08 PM

Get an HP procurve 1800 or an 1810. Gigabit, fanless, lifetime warranty, and supports everything you need.

doup93 June 2, 2013 06:15 PM

I ordered the Netgear GS724T-300NAS. Price is hard to beat. Will let you guys know how well it performs.

lcdguy June 20, 2013 07:12 PM

congrats i have the POE version of that switch. It works great. But just be aware that this is a web managed switched and not a full blown layer 2 managed switch. so some of the options may be limiting. (ie: there is most likely no stacking)

Squeetard June 21, 2013 09:44 AM

Yea, but the Cisco layer 2/3 switches with POE are $3,000.
Ouch sucks.

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