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16-port GbE Switches

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I'm after a decent rack-mountable 16-port GbE switch. Managed would be a boon, but is not essential.

 

The Linksys models I've looked at have all gotten negative reviews re throughput and return rates.

 

What are Netgear's switches like?

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Linksys' [web] managed switches seem to have had pretty flaky SNMP (and other) implementations in the past. Netgear's the only other brand I'd bother looking at though I'm sure there'll be a flood of replies to the effect of "my yumcha superflowertwat switch cost me $6 and it's been working fine for 11.9 months so I don't know why anyone complains about them".

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I've been looking at 16 port GbE switch as well and came to the same conclusion, the NetGear jobbie.

 

EDIT : looking again, what about the Netgear GS716T or Netgear GS116 ?

Edited by Mac Dude

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I am looking for something for work, but that comment about SNMP tells me not to worry with Linksys.

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I've been looking at 16 port GbE switch as well and came to the same conclusion, the NetGear jobbie.

 

EDIT : looking again, what about the Netgear GS716T or Netgear GS116 ?

Hmm...

 

Netgear GS716T = $450

Netgear GS116 = $330

 

The GS716T seems like good value, but I don't /really/ need a managed switch, and I'd rather save the extra $100.

 

The GS116 looks like it's just the desktop variant of the one I linked. I'm after a rackmount solution, but good to know this one exists! :)

Edited by SquallStrife

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maxx: if it's for work, go for the most appropriate HP model. Don't offer any other options :-)

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