We need reliable ethernet switched hubs...
Posted on 1998-08-20
We am currently analyzing our LAN upgrade requirements. We want to move from a shared ethernet LAN to a switched LAN.
We want one switch for our servers (Sun Workstations & NT/Novell) and power users. We want a fast uplink to another
switch located on the second floor.
We want to replace our existing 10Mbps hubs with switched hubs or hybrid hubs, which have 10/100 auto-sensing ports and at least two additional ports for connection to the main
switch and for a power user connection.
I've tried COSMOS in Miami, but the representative has not heard about a switched hub.
I would appreciate any suggestions on suppliers and configurations that would satisfy our requirements.
I have received quotes from COSMOS on 3COM,Allied Tennyson,
and CISCO switches. I got some good reviews from a consultant about Lannet.
I am a little confused about which type of switch to use for the appropriate solution. I have read documentation downloaded from Lannet's Web site, but I would feel more comfortable if I could hear from someone who has converted
their shared LAN to switched already successfully.
I have not worked with switches before.
Thanks in advance!