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Topic # 113801 28-Jan-2013 18:14 Send private message

I am looking at a pair of netgear gs108t's to trunk 3 seperate networks between 2 buildings with only a single cat5e between them.

Is there any reason not to get them? Would be coming from the US via a reshipper so the absurd NZ markups are a non issue.




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  Reply # 752309 28-Jan-2013 21:25 Send private message

How much? I use Level One switches if I want cheap VLAN capable stuff.

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  Reply # 752342 28-Jan-2013 22:19 Send private message

I've used them, but not in any permanent installation (mostly for network tracing), they seem like good and capable switches, the VLAN capabilities worked fine, I never really tested the internal routing though.

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  Reply # 752347 28-Jan-2013 22:31 Send private message

Get a couple of the Mikrotik 750G switches, 5xGb ports, full 802.1q trunking. No more than about $180NZ from goWifi or even trademe.
GoWifi will also have bigger Mikrotik switches, most likely.




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  Reply # 752348 28-Jan-2013 22:32 Send private message

The Level One's are fine for basic layer2 stuff. Have one that handles 30 VLANs and about 300mbps of constant traffic no problems. For the next step up using the Cisco SGE2000 and SG300 series.





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  Reply # 752677 29-Jan-2013 14:43 Send private message

I have Cisco/Linksys SLM2008 switches at home .. cost $25 each off of TradeMe (Cisco were selling them off CHEAP for Cure Kids)
Work a treat, VLANs, 802.3ad, SNMP alerts etc etc They are gigabit, 8 ports and can be powered via PoE.






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  Reply # 758841 10-Feb-2013 00:14 Send private message

Got the linksyses off trademe, certainly not $25 but still a good deal for 4 of them. Now I have the flatmates DSL connection trunked out to the workspace so I can use it to test on.




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  Reply # 758846 10-Feb-2013 02:01 Send private message

DoomlordVekk: Get a couple of the Mikrotik 750G switches, 5xGb ports, full 802.1q trunking. No more than about $180NZ from goWifi or even trademe.
GoWifi will also have bigger Mikrotik switches, most likely.


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