[rescue] Looking for a new Switch, what should I pick up?
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Sat Jun 26 18:59:12 CDT 2004
Zach Lowry wrote:
> Hey everyone!
> I'm wanting a new, enterprise-grade switch for my house to replace
> the little measly D-Link I have upstairs currently. I'd like it to be
> a hoss, though, and support expansion in a rack-mountable
> form-factor. I'd also like for it to support several media types via
> pluggable expansion modules. Something like the higher end Cisco
> Catalyst series. Also, it should be affordable to a College student.
> :) Oh, and 100BT is ok, but I'd like to also be able to add 100FX and
> 1000 on Copper as well, even if to only a couple of ports.
> I'm sure one of you out there know just what I need, or am I dreaming
> too big?
The Cisco I have at work has 16 ports or so and has 2 expansion slots.
It's a 2900 series XL.
They should go for fairly low price but if you want to get gbit upgrades
for them that will be pricy.
Then again I used to have a Bay Networks Accelar 1200. There are a few
on ebay going for $200 now with 48 10/100 ports and dual 1000sx ports.
It is a layer 3 switch. It's nice.
Hope that was helpfull.
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