We currently have a basic network that runs with a DSL modem and a Linksys(Cisco) SD208 switch with no spare available ports.
We're looking into installing a few IP Cameras which utilize PoE. We therefore need to upgrade to a PoE capable switch. I've had a look at a few Cisco based options but can't seem to decide on a solution. Also, are PoE capable ports compatible with non-PoE units?
Things to consider:
Should we try to go for a gigabit switch?
Should we get a managed switch?
We only need 4 PoE ports.
We need a 16 port switch.
We don't want to spend more then $600AUD on a switch.
Help and advice really appreciated!