Switch advice


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.

Any suggestions?

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rookie_bAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your response! I will check this out, but I have had some bad experiences with d-link in the past. I would prefer HP, Netgear, TP-link, Cisco small business, but I will have a look at the D-link.

I totally agree with you. D Link's home switches and routers are so unrelaible and you needed to restart the machine to get connected but this is business product and very different than consumer products.
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Craig BeckCommented:
Something like the Cisco SG300-20 would be ideal.  Most models are fanless but you'd have to check to be sure.  Some of the 200 and 300 series switches are EOS and EOL now but there are updated models usually with some minor modifications.


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I would never advise anyone to get Netgear, but even a low profile brand like Trendnet I've found can work fine as well (however, in your scenario I would not choose the Trendnet as the fans in their POE units can be pretty obnoxious). But I would concur with the choice of Cisco.
rookie_bAuthor Commented:
Excellent! Exactly what I was looking for. I just hope they do what it says on the tin!
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