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# 32630 21-Apr-2009 21:51
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Can anyone recommend a reasonable and cheap network switch. I need an 8 point unit, gigabit capable.

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  # 208481 22-Apr-2009 09:23
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I'm using a TP-Link TL-SG1008D at home. 

Works fine, is quiet, cool and cheap.  Although its perhaps not the prettiest switch in the world.  I copy some large files between a couple of PCs every now and then and throughput is fine.  I dont get to max out the switch as the disks in the PCs cant pump the data fast enough.

I'd buy another one if I needed to.


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  # 208506 22-Apr-2009 10:59
Send private message is a good place to start, if you just want a basic switch then I would go for the cheapest one you can find, there isnt really much to them so going for the top of the line models arent going to give most users any advantages.

I have a Cisco 2950G which is an old model but is way over-kill for most people, I use it because I have it separated into 3 vlans, so I bascially have three totally separate switches (one for LNA, one for DMZ and one for WIFI)


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