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Better switch

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Looking for some input to switches. What is a better choice Linksys or Dlink.  24 port unmanaged with 2 gigabit ports. and some with 5-8 port gigabit unmanaged.

Which one is a better choise linksys.. or dlink.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
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I don't like either... since I value my time and system reliability, I would buy a MANAGED switch - CISCO, HP, or other MAJOR brand.  If you FORCED me to choose between the two, I would go Linksys - on the hopes that Cisco technology has finally worked it's way into the Linksys product line.    As for unmanaged switches - for my clients who REFUSE to get managed switches, I suggest SMC, Netgear, or 3COM
I'd definitely consider Cisco the best *managed* switch - absolutely rock solid, tons of features.  But, if budget is concern, you could go with an unmanaged HP; HP's are very good, & you can get them much cheaper than Cisco.  Agree w/ leew that if I was forced to choose between Linksys & D-Link, I'd probably go with Linksys.  For unmanaged switches, first choice would be HP, then 3Com & SMC.

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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
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Not experienced with them, but I'd also suggest you consider Dell switches.
I've had some "experiences" with Dell switches - LOL. Strongly suggest you avoid them (buggy, unreliable).

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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
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I can understand how that puts a bad taste in your mouth - how long ago was this?  For example, I've had NUMEROUS bad experiences with a variety of Dell Tape backup devices, but that was 3-4 years ago and one can HOPE they've improved.
hi leew, guess you know the feeling, eh?  ;)  This was just within the last month, with switches that ranged from 1-yr old but brand-new out-of-box to a couple that were 1-3 yrs old; problems even when running absolute latest firmware.  Perhaps a brand-new Dell bought today would work, but I've heard others complain about them.

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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
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Just to be clear, I like Dell Servers, Workstations, Laptops, Desktops, and SAN Storage.  I'm NOT a fan of Dell external SCSI storage or dell Tape Backup device.  Other dell products (PDA, networking, consumer electronics) I have little or no experience.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
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So my information was of no value to you?  You didn't feel I deserved some points and didn't want to split the points for this question?
I agree, leew should've gotten split points.

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Lee i'm sorry, i met to accept your answer.
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