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Topic # 157578 5-Dec-2014 11:37
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Can anyone suggest me a good modem/router/wifi/with at least 6 gigabit LAN ports? (preferably 8 ports)

Budget $500 +/-





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  Reply # 1189246 5-Dec-2014 11:48
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I'm gonna ask the same thing I do every time someone wants an all in one with large number of ports:  Why not just put an 8 port switch behind a good modem\router? I think it will be cheaper and more flexible.

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  Reply # 1189248 5-Dec-2014 11:50
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Why not just put an 8 port switch behind a good modem\router?


This! Generally easier. Its what I did years ago and have replaced the modem several times since. 8 port 1Gb switches are cheap as chips.

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  Reply # 1189251 5-Dec-2014 11:55
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The only hardware I can think of with that many ports is a Mikrotik Cloud Core Switch with WiFi. Nothing else has that many ports as people would typically just buy a switch.





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  Reply # 1189324 5-Dec-2014 13:21
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sbiddle: The only hardware I can think of with that many ports is a Mikrotik Cloud Core Switch with WiFi. Nothing else has that many ports as people would typically just buy a switch.




Thank you!

http://cloudcorerouter.com/CRS125-24G-1S-2HnD-IN.php





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  Reply # 1189459 5-Dec-2014 16:08
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sidefx: I'm gonna ask the same thing I do every time someone wants an all in one with large number of ports:  Why not just put an 8 port switch behind a good modem\router? I think it will be cheaper and more flexible.


... and it will probably work better smile




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  Reply # 1189529 5-Dec-2014 17:44
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sidefx: I'm gonna ask the same thing I do every time someone wants an all in one with large number of ports:  Why not just put an 8 port switch behind a good modem\router? I think it will be cheaper and more flexible.


... and it will probably work better smile


A Mikrotik CCR is going to work bloody well lol.

But yea for the money I would just go RB951G-2HnD plus 8-port switch. Heaps cheaper.



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  Reply # 1189533 5-Dec-2014 17:53
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How much is that switch?





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  Reply # 1189543 5-Dec-2014 18:23
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nakedmolerat: How much is that switch?

About $50 for an unmanaged 8-port switch, about $120-150 for a smart 8-port switch.




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