Cisco Catalyst 2950 VS Netgear ProSafe GS116

have a Cisco Catalyst 2950 which I reset to default currently in my home network. I have a Netgear ProSafe GS116 and looking for advice on if there would be any benefit to swapping?  I have a cable modem going into an IBM xSeries 346 server running pfSense and then I also have a IBM X3650 server running hyper-v and I'm using remote desktop in that PlayStation 3 IPTV, and computer just want to get the best connection I can and I don't know enough about the Cisco Catalyst medised you figure out how to reset it to default but other than that I'm not really sure if it's ideal for my situation or not thank you for any replies
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
If you've got any 1gig capable devices and don't have any redundant links to the switch, I would say the Netgear would be a better fit. It's gigabit where the Cisco is 100mbp/s.

But it's unmanaged so it can't do spanning-tree or link aggregation.
slightleakAuthor Commented:
ll my IBM server already natively support link aggregation most of my devices are gigabit except for the DVD player the printer.  I am using 16 ports. As I said the Cisco is just running defaults..I guess that in itself could be detrimental to performance
Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
If your server supports link aggregation but you're not using it, then that's a non-issue.

If your devices support gigabit (and your devices are actually capable of using it) then using the Cisco would significantly reduce your throughput.

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slightleakAuthor Commented:
Thank you I will swap them out.
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