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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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jfradyCommented:
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
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jfradyCommented:
no prob.  
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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.
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jfradyCommented:
As oxymoronic as it sounds constant change is the norm now!  Thanks for the point and good luck.
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