Need Recommendation on purchase of new enterprise class 24 port switch

Posted on 2007-10-18
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I have to replace a enterprise class 24 port switch. The client is running a Linksys DSSX24 right now. I want to go with something 10/100/1000 and I'd like it to have a web console.

What do you recommend.
Question by:marcum
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    I use HP Procurves.
    They have the 2810-24G or 2810-48G that is reasonably priced (1500$-3500$)
    Very good for the price and you can manage them. (depending on the models)
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    Dell's line of managed PowerConnect switches is also very good.

    They give good performance, have modular bays (to add fibre transcievers) and come with both web-based management interface and command line. The command line interface is very very similar to Cisco's IOS - if you know IOS, you'll fell right at home with Dell PowerConnect.

    I have a couple of PowerConnect 5324s and I'm happy with them. They cost me a little ofver AU$1000 each.
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    I prefer Cisco and the support that goes with them. Since you are moving from an unmanaged 10/100 switch I would guess that you don't need a layer 3 switch so for a solid layer 2 switch I would recommend the 2960G-24TC-L.

    Hope this helps

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    so why wouldn't I want to purchase a ""

    Linksys 24 Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch w\ Lifetime Warranty - SR2024

    why is this switch only $310.00? vs. $2,000.00?

    What does my client get in terms of ROI?

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    Basically it comes down to "What you pay for is what you get"

    Linksys is for home use in my opinion or very small companies. (1-20 users with a limited budget)
    What you get for your money is usually: stability, packet thru put, service&&
    Although Linksys is now a division of Cisco its still a entry level product for Home and SMB clients.

    Author Comment

    I think we are going to chose the Linksys SGE2000P thoughts?
    They have a Watchguard Firebox X750E Router
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    It does look like a good product and even has Power Over Ethernet.
    The price is hard to beat for these features compared to HP or Cisco. If its for a SMB it should be fine. And you do have transceivers slots available for expansion.

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