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    Gigabit Networking

    Not really familiar with the upper end, being stuck on 100Mbit. Can anyone recommend me an 8-port gigabit switch. Cheap as chips please
    Also, some full-twisted cat5E or some cat6 cabling would be nice.

    Cheers in advance.
    Steve

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    its not cheap but:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=421265

    I have the five port variant and it seems to be good

    Or a "slightly" more expensive varient
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=529787

    how much cable do ya want..

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    Edimax gear is supposed to be good
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=419948

    I have an older version of this with a folded steel box case as opposed to the molded plastic.

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    I've just put Dell Managed ones in my home (I run one in my office and one in my digital wardrobe)

    Got to be said - I don't use the Managed part much at all - but useful to have and fairly good value.

    You do notice the latency and performance but make sure your source and target system can support jumbo frames to really get the performance

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    meh ignore what i wrote...

    edit: http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/pr...bsd&cs=ukbsdt1

    £69 quid hmm
    Last edited by Metier9; 11-03-2007 at 06:03 PM.

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    Works out at £89.30 including VAT and delivery

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    David, which model is it that you have again?

    Thanks for all those suggestions guys, definitely considering that dell one. maybe something slightly cheaper ~60-70 would be more ideal

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    2 x 2716
    1 x 2724

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    im tempted by that 2716 for £89.30 all inclusive... although considering its £90 off, is it at the end of its lifecycle?

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