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Cisco SG300-10MP

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Anyone have any suggestions on this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...o%20sg300-10mp



I was originally looking at the SG300-10 until I found this one. It JUST fits in under my budget of $500. I basically want to use it for two purposes:

1) LAN parties and the such
2) Practicing for Network+ certification

I'm not sure if there's a better one out there for me to mess around with but my only requirements are:

1) 8+ ports
2) Managed and full gigabit capability
3) Under $500

Are there any better ones out there around this price range? I've yet to find a 8 port managed gigabit switch for home or small business use that looks better, but I'm FAR from an expert, haha. Any help?
post #2 of 7
Personally would get a cheap 24/48 port gigabit unmanaged one for LAN parties, and something like a 3524XL if you want to delve into IOS. Not sure that the smart switch would be able to provide as much functionality as a true IOS device.
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post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by beers View Post
Personally would get a cheap 24/48 port gigabit unmanaged one for LAN parties, and something like a 3524XL if you want to delve into IOS. Not sure that the smart switch would be able to provide as much functionality as a true IOS device.
Sorry to sound stupid but I have no idea what you just said. Haha.

I agree with you in getting an unmanaged switch for LANs, but I didn't want to get two switches either, unless necessary (as in what you mentioned).

What's a smart switch? I thought that the switch I looked at was a fully managed switch, though I could be wrong as I obviously don't even know what they both mean. Sorry.
post #4 of 7
If you're doing simple lan parties, as beers said, blowing over $400 for a switch is ridiculous. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817111014
Here is something more simple.
A Cisco IOS is not in any way going to help you with Net+ seeing as it has very little to do with Cisco. That is a managed switch, the Net+ doesn't even go into that concept (at least I thats what I remember from when I got mine.)

If you are wanting to get into Cisco rather, I say good, don't bother wasting your time with Net+ then, go for your CCENT instead. The first half of your CCENT is Net+ anyway.
If you want to get into IOS, get a cheap cisco router off eBay, anything from the 26xx series with an IOS version of 12.3 and up.

When they talk about "Smart Switches" it means it does more than just a regular unmanaged switch like QoS, Vlans, (some do L3 routing), but they do not do as much as a fully managed switch would do. They fall in between what a simple switch does and what a managed switch does. They're a little more expensive than simple switches but cheaper than fully managed. They are also configured through a WebGUI like a consumer router normally is.
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Originally Posted by Kaiga View Post
If you're doing simple lan parties, as beers said, blowing over $400 for a switch is ridiculous. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817111014
Here is something more simple.
A Cisco IOS is not in any way going to help you with Net+ seeing as it has very little to do with Cisco. That is a managed switch, the Net+ doesn't even go into that concept (at least I thats what I remember from when I got mine.)

If you are wanting to get into Cisco rather, I say good, don't bother wasting your time with Net+ then, go for your CCENT instead. The first half of your CCENT is Net+ anyway.
If you want to get into IOS, get a cheap cisco router off eBay, anything from the 26xx series with an IOS version of 12.3 and up.

When they talk about "Smart Switches" it means it does more than just a regular unmanaged switch like QoS, Vlans, (some do L3 routing), but they do not do as much as a fully managed switch would do. They fall in between what a simple switch does and what a managed switch does. They're a little more expensive than simple switches but cheaper than fully managed. They are also configured through a WebGUI like a consumer router normally is.
Good advice. Thanks mate.

Is the switch I mentioned managed or smart? Just wondering since it SAID it was managed.
post #6 of 7
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For $100 more, wouldn't this be a much better choice: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=ESW-540-8P-K9



I'm just wondering in terms of functionality and quality.
post #7 of 7
The switch you originally posted was a fully managed switch. The second switch you posted, are you wanting to just run a simple LAN party on it? Because none of the features on there are going to help (maybe QoS and thats it). Really you would need switches like these if you are looking to build large networks.

If you are wanting to get a switch to learn on for Cisco you aren't going to be able to learn on that. You need to get a Catalyst switch running Cisco's IOS. Something like this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Cisco-WS-C2950SX...#ht_1001wt_905
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