Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by johnnywallywallace, Feb 28, 2004.
no linksys plz
I want something beefier. a managed switch would be nice, but any 10/100 with uplink/autosense and at least 8 ports would do me ... as long as it's not a linksys/netgear/etc. I want something a little more office and a little less home.
Cisco Catalyst 2940.
I use 3Com stuff for switches. Never failed me.
I'm actually looking at some used 1900s if nothing else ... 10mbps for the xbox, ps2, work laptop (vpn) etc. etc.
eBay should have some good deals on 1900s..
Or you could just throw your money away.
but for $20-$25 I'm willing to compromise if it brings something with IOS to play with ...
IOS on a 1900?
You shouldn't have said you wanted something beefy then. The 1900s were crap even when they were new.
Good to learn on though.. especially for teh n00bs. (JW - not calling you a n00b)
ahh but I _am_ a n00b when it comes to the lower layers
Not really. 1900 is menu driven unlike any current switch...with no features like QoS, multicast, security, etc. So if someone were to take the time to learn the 1900, well, congratulations, that's all you've learned to do.
ok, scratch the 1900.
so what CAN I buy that would be a better learning experience, provide reasonable performance, and not empty my wallet?
For unmanaged you can get a brand new Dell 16port switch on Ebay for $60.
I'm still working on finding a sub-$100 8 to 16 port Gigabit switch
This is true. Good point.
this guy I know through school tells me the 1900 menu can be exited from, that it has CLI available ... ?
hiya phil long time no chat
see something to learn on > something that's plug and play ...
managed > unmanaged
don't need gigabit, could be happy with a couple backbone/uplink ports available at 100, but most of the 8-24 ports being 10 would be fine ...
<$100 would be key ... used in good condition is fine ...
Well yes, but "<$100" and "managed" don't normally go together, unless it's off the back of a truck
I'm just pissed that I bought 2 16 port 10/100 from Dell for $55 and the next week they brought out the 16 port 10/100/1000
see, like I said, I'm fine with gently used ...
and if I reallly have to, I'll wait until I can hit the 150-200 level ...
I need the switching capacity, but it also needs to be a learning capacity.
I have an Allied Telesyn AT-8124XL you can buy for $80 + ship.
Layer 2, managed with telnet and web based interface, 24 10/100 mbit ports.