[geeks] Managed gigabit switch recommendations for the home?
Charles Shannon Hendrix
shannon at widomaker.com
Mon Jul 30 14:08:53 CDT 2007
On Mon, 30 Jul 2007 14:26:50 -0400 (EDT)
nate at portents.com wrote:
> > Most of my machines are gigabit, but my switch is an older 3Com
> > SuperStack, and new switches worth having are more than I wanted to pay
> > right now.
> > If anyone has recommendations for good gigaswitches that aren't expensive,
> > I'm all ears.
> I'm assuming you're interested in managed switches, and I recently was
> interested in the same thing, did some initial looking, and thought this
> might be ok for a home network managed gigabit switch, but don't have any
> experience with it:
> HP J9029A 10/100/1000Mbps ProCurve Switch 1800-8G $154
> Anyone with any thoughts/experience? On paper it looks good to me because
> it is managed, it doesn't have any fans so wouldn't be noisy on a desk,
> and has an ok number of ports for the price.
Actually, I'm already using more ports than that.
I work from home, so all my embedded/server machines from work sit here with
my personal stuff.
16 ports might be enough.
My superstack has 24 of them.
This HP unit is still expensive, but I guess you have to pay good money for a
nice managed switch.
Yes, I know it pays for itself in time. I just wasn't wanting to spend 300
or more right now.
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