Ethernet Switch


Currently, we are using Netgear FS116 ethernet switch, we are getting a new one.

Can anyone suggest??  (at least 24 ports, my boss wants 48 thought)

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lrmooreConnect With a Mentor Commented:
How's your budget?
My suggestion is Cisco 2970 series with full Layer 3 capabilities:
All ports are 10/100/1000  (all Gigabit capable)
List price = $3995

Second choice is Cisco 2950 series
Ports are 10/100
List price = $995 for 24 ports, no Gigabit, $1295 with 24 10/100 and 2 Gigabit ports

PennGwynConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Chassis or stackable?  What port speed?

Cisco 2948 is the obvious one, but you could cascade a couple of 1924s if 10Mbps is sufficient, or go to a 4000/4500 for a chassis-based solution in case you want to add a few gigabit ports someday.

mcrmgAuthor Commented:
So, I assume gigabit ports is faster than mbps.......  lol
is there any requirements for adding gigabit ports ? (such as T1 upgrade or something)  thx
flyfreakConnect With a Mentor Commented:
A GB port on a switch will require the other end to be plugged into a GB nic. T1's have no affect on internal server to switch speeds.
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