Posted on 2013-10-13
I am setting up a small network and need advice on what switches to get.
I need the following:
16 POE 802.3af ports for wireless (10w per device, 14 APs altogether). Managed Gigabit switches are preferred, but the PoE ports can be 10/100 fast Ethernet, as long as there is at least one gigabit Ethernet up-link per switch.
2 x 16 (or 2 x 10) gigabit port managed non-PoE switches in two different locations.
Since this is quiet office environment, all switches must be fanless, so I've accepted that it will probably be 2 x 8 rather than 1 x 16 for the PoE switches.
The maximum number of concurrent wireless and wired devices on the network would not be more than 30.