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What are your guildelines for replacing network hardware?

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a client reported complete loss of networking.  Going to the site, I see their 4+ year old Linksys SR2024 24 port unmanaged switch with no lights on. It is connected to an APC UPS that is on (another device connected to it has power).  I unplug the SR2024 from the UPS, connect it to another outlet on the UPS and it starts up.  I replug it in the first outlet and it powers up on that outlet also.

The UPS is 2 years old.  The SR2024 switch is version 3.  Anyone know if theres a production date in the serial number?  which is REM30HC03056

Amazon has reviews on the SR2024 from 2005 - 2009.

In general do you wait for a complete failure of a switch to replace it? Replace after x years?

Linksys doesn't have a lifetime warranty. For a Netgear or other product with a lifetime warranty, would your answers be different?

Thank you
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Bryant Schaper

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