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I'm looking for a 16 or 24 port switch that is rackmountable, allows trunking/LAG and VLAN setup. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Budget is about $100-$125.
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I'm looking for a 16 or 24 port switch that is rackmountable, allows trunking/LAG and VLAN setup. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Budget is about $100-$125.

i bought two of these from ebay Cisco WS-C3524-XL-EN-RF Catalyst XL 3500 Switch Certified Factory Refurbished
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300604639607&ssPageName=ADME:L:OU:US:1123
only 10/100 on the switchports but is fine for a test lab/ study lab.. does have 2 GBIC slots for adding GBIC devices if you want a couple of Gbe connections, and for you buidget i would get two. they come well refurbished and in imaculate condition and work perfect.. i just recieved mine finnally.. smile.gif
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Get the 3550 if you want to mess with layer 3 switching.
I have a few of the 3524's. While okay for a basic lab they are getting fairly outdated, although you can pick one up that will do what you have asked for $20-30 shipped.
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I'll look into the Cisco 3500. I really would like/need a GB switch. I am looking at the Linksys SRW-2016. Thoughts?
    
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I'll look into the Cisco 3500. I really would like/need a GB switch. I am looking at the Linksys SRW-2016. Thoughts?

it will do the trick. go through this list and loook for some other options and may find something cheaper that will do the job.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?rt=nc&LH_BIN=1&_nkw=cisco%20gigabit%20switch&_dmpt=COMP_EN_Hubs&_fln=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m283

this would be a nice choice
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CISCO-Linksys-SRW2024-24-ports-Managed-Gigabit-Switch-WebView-/200711802338?pt=COMP_EN_Hubs&hash=item2ebb5b0de2 for Gbe Linksys switch on the cheap..

but im sure a serch through ebay would reveal some nice mananged, rackmountable Gbe switches smile.gif
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