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    What switch should I get for work?

    I would be interested in opinions about what switch i should get work to buy. I don;t think we can stretch to Cisco gear (which I would love), my other experience of managed switches is my dlink however ports if left inactive "die" requiring the switch to be restarted, and as always dlink have never released updated firmware for it, but do have a new "revision", I don't wish to by a lemon for work so no dlinks. I find myself drawn to the netgears (never used a managed one though) are they any good?

    What I need

    48 ports
    vlans
    Jumbo packets
    CLI
    Layer 2 managed (I have a bsd machine working as a router/firewall)
    Decent support.
    Under £1500
    Port bonding.

    What I would like (in the order of importance)

    QOS (There is talk of voip)
    Some POE ports
    layer 3 management

    What i don't need

    Stacking.
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    Re: What switch should I get for work?

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    Re: What switch should I get for work?

    I've got a Linksys (by Cisco - read into that what you will) SRW2024 - seems to cope admirably with what I've thrown at it. Has afaik, the things you want bar layer 3 management, and is available in a 48 port flavour. Be warned though, quiet was not something they thought of when they designed this switch.

    http://www.dabs.com/products/cisco-4...html?q=SRW2048

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