Replacing an old 3Com superstack II 1100 switch that has a layer 3 modual

This is our main switch because of it's layer 3 capabilities and we need to replace it because it is now the slowest switch we have, Probably 7 years old or more,

I have been looking at an 3com 4200G 24-port switch but I'm not sure if it's going to be able to do what we need.

What do you think experts?
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The 4200G has pretty limited Layer 3 functionality but is probably on par with the old Layer 3 module.  If static routes are OK in your environment then it would likely fit the bill.

You may consider an upgrade to the 4500 series.  Add's additional Layer 3 functionality.  The line above that (5500 series) is a spectacular, full featured Layer 3 switch.

If your network is pretty small, and you dont have  a need for more advanced services you would be OK with the 4200G.  If you do VoIP, video conferencing, etc. you may want to consider upgrading.  I would recommend to buy as much switch as you can afford as this is the "core" of your network.

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nicolausjAuthor Commented:
We have run into some issue this week and I haven't been doing anything I have planned. I have read you post jFrady, but haven't had the chance to go back and check the configuration on our old switch to see if it used static routes (but I think it is)

I should be able to wrap this question up by friday.

Thanks for the help
no prob.  
nicolausjAuthor Commented:
Here are the points... This was a priority at the beginning of the week, but now it's not... Funny how things change.
As oxymoronic as it sounds constant change is the norm now!  Thanks for the point and good luck.
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