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# 243741 29-Dec-2018 14:09
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As the title suggests I'm looking to score a couple of brackets for a 16 port switch I managed to get a hold of so I can mount it on my small rack I have in my closet.


I have a 2U rack mount, 1 will be for the Patch panel, 1 for the switch.


I used to have a few of these brackets, but as yourselves have probably done the "I haven't used these for years why am I still holding onto these?" and promptly thrown them away.
Well I did this and now I find myself wanting a couple.


I aquired the switch after work decided they didn't need it and I really wanted to clean up the rats nest of a network I currently have. So after about a year of putting it off I have manaaged to get to a point where I actually need to mount the switch and wouldn't you know it, I can't find the brackets I thought I had.


I tried to go into my local PB Tech but they don't have anything useful.


So has anyone got a couple I could score/buy?


Postage woud obviously be paid for.



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  # 2151882 29-Dec-2018 14:24
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What brand?


Every single vendor uses different holes for the rank wings, and these can even be different even between different models from the same manufacturer.





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  # 2151884 29-Dec-2018 14:27
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Hi Sbiddle.


True they do differ, but I can surmount that (drill new holes).


In my experience they have been fairly similar in placement, but it really doesn't matter too much, I just want to hold the thing up on the rack.


Anyway its a 3Com 16 port switch.




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  # 2151898 29-Dec-2018 14:49
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Wouldn't it be easier getting a tray / shelf and then you could mount the switch and the router if required?


I'm with Biddle on this one, getting rack mounting arms for a "16 port switch" can be very generic. Some have a small form factor and don't take up the whole width and others just require small mounting lugs on the side as they are a full sized switch.


Wouldn't it be easier getting a switch off Trademe that is already rack mountable?


I have an old HP 1920 16 port switch that I am not using anymore that has rack mounting rails if you are interested.

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  # 2151900 29-Dec-2018 14:57
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This is a full size switch, so any 2U switch mounting bracket would probably do the job.


Why go and buy another switch just for the brackets, doesn't seem that difficult.


I got this one for nothing. I'm going to try my IT department when I get back to work next year if nothng comes up here anyway..


I have a mini shelf for the rack, but that takes 2.5U and I can't use that as I don't have the space.
I also have a brackets for a 2.5U high DVR, but that won't work for me either, even if I cut it down.


If all else fails I can bendup my own from aluminium, but I'd rather not do that as it's not as strong a steel.

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  # 2151999 29-Dec-2018 20:43
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If you aren’t adverse to drilling holes, perhaps you could butcher some angle brackets from someone like mitre10? Carinya Reinforcing Bracket

That’s an idea, personally, if it’s not a full rack width switch, I’d rather go with a shelf.

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