Posted on 2015-01-22
I am building a new network with about 6 workstation PCs and, 1 File Server. Usually I would buy like a 16port switch like NETGEAR 16 Port Gigabit Business-Class Desktop Switch (GS116), however this time I am going to deploy the VoIP phones (to be specific, Hosted PBX by Intermedia.net). So there will be about 6 phones.
Based on your experience, should I consider a different kind of switch that is better suited for VoIP network + conventional PC network or just stick to something like NETGEAR 16 Port Gigabit Switch?
Do I need something like Cisco Small Business SG220-26P 26-Port Gigabit PoE Smart Plus Switch or NETGEAR ProSAFE GS752TP 48-Port Gigabit PoE Smart Switch?