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Hardware recommendation? Looking for an affordable managed 16-24 port switch.

Posted on 2009-05-11
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I don't want to spend thousands of dollars and I'm not really sure what the differences are between a layer 2/3 switch are.

I want to have a GB switch that can tell me what ports are using the most bandwidth and will let me prioritize applications.

Is this possible?
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I would suggest you look into Netgear Managed switches... they are fairly cheap and come with lifetime warranties.
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what does a managed switch do that a smart switch doesn't?
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I've never heard of a difference - I've always considered them synonymous.
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Different vendors will have different names and lingo.

Important to check the feature list of each model.
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Thanks.  I've ordered a 24 port layer 2 managed switch.
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