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  #2488785 21-May-2020 15:36
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OzoneNZ:

 

If you're after some inspiration, this is what I'm using now in preparation for HyperFibre.

 

All 10G-ready aside from the router.

 

- Mikrotik RB3011; last remaining part of 1G-only gear I have, will have to be replaced with something that has at least 2x SFP+ cages

 

- Mikrotik CRS328 - really great to have the 10G trunk ports for servers / other 10G switches

 

- Mikrotik CRS305 - sits on my desk for PCs / laptops / etc. 4x SFP+ cages for 10G goodness

 

- Mellanox ConnectX-2 cards - really cheap way to add 10G capability to a PC, can be found on eBay for next to nothing

 

 

 

Mostly using 10G-SR SFP+ optics from FiberStore and Cisco DAC cables to connect everything up

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very nice setup mate, great job at keeping it tidy! you have slightly motivated me to tidy mine up 🙃




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  #2488789 21-May-2020 15:40
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dt:

 

I 10gig'd my home network last year using an 8x sfp+ mikrotik switch, some 10gb mellanox network cards, a mixture of 10GTek DAC cables and 10GTek rj45 > SFP+ transceivers and it came in at about $750~ 

 

 

 

 

Wow, that's way cheaper than I thought!

 

I've always been a little wary of the mikrotik stuff myself; 'you get what you paid for' etc, but maybe it's time to take another look.

 

I need 2 switches because they're in 2 different places in the house.


 
 
 
 


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  #2488800 21-May-2020 16:06
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SamF:

 

Wow, that's way cheaper than I thought!

 

I've always been a little wary of the mikrotik stuff myself; 'you get what you paid for' etc, but maybe it's time to take another look.

 

I need 2 switches because they're in 2 different places in the house.

 

 

They're quite well respected as a brand and been been around for ages

 

if you decided to push go, keep us posted as budget of up to 2k will get you a pretty decent home setup




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  #2488801 21-May-2020 16:10
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Will do!


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