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By hyoi ·
I'm currently administering a small business network of 3 IIS, 2 SQL, 1 Crystal Reports, 1 Backup server, with sundry others. Our old switches are dying with frightening rapidity, and I was looking to see if anyone has some suggestions from their experience, good and bad. We need some gigabit, 2 ports per switch at a minimum. My boss also wants to see managed switches in here (not that I'm opposed to that, but there is support from above for the slightly higher priced models) Otherwise, we just have a wired network that needs to be stable and secure. We are on a limited budget, so most Cisco level devices are out of our range right now.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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by Net Designer In reply to Switch recommendations

Try Linksys (division of Cisco). Their GB managed 24-port 10/100/1000 goes for about $500. You can also try Dell

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by hyoi In reply to Switch recommendations

Have you had experience with the Linksys? I've used their home products, and some of their older switches.

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by kevin.square In reply to Switch recommendations

We've had very good experience with Dell's Gb switches and the pricing is also good. You didn't say how many switches you'd need but it sounds like 1x24Gb port should do it.

Also HP switches are very good. One comment on service. With Dell you'd pay for a 3 year warranty. You pay quite a bit more for HP but if I remember correctly they have lifetime warranty.
Guess it depends on how fast tech changes and whether you plan to keep switches in primary positions for more than 3 years.

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Ok, thanks for the feedback

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