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I want to upgrade to GigE, and I can choose from all these switches at NCIX. I'd like to preferably get an 8-port, but a 5-port will do in a pinch.

Which one would y'all recommend and why?
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I reccomend either the Cisco model or the Netgear. I have two Cisco's and they work great. I assume Netgear would do good as well, as I've owned a few routers from them.
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Hmm - any particular reason Linksys would not be a suitable replacement for Cisco?
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I'd Get a D-Link if theyve got one. Ive still got a DGS-2205 (5 port gigabit switch) that i got YEARS ago and it has always worked great thumb.gif
post #5 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quantum Reality View Post

Hmm - any particular reason Linksys would not be a suitable replacement for Cisco?

Cisco is the parent company of Linksys(as of 2003).

As far as switches are concerned, brand loyalty is the only factor when purchasing. Choose an 8-port on the cheap.
 
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post #6 of 12
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I'd Get a D-Link if theyve got one. Ive still got a DGS-2205 (5 port gigabit switch) that i got YEARS ago and it has always worked great thumb.gif

So this one would be suitable?
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post #7 of 12
to be honest, anyone of thoose switches will be fine for any home task thumb.gif
but if i had to choose
for 5 port Cisco SD2005
for 8 port Netgear Prosafe GS108NA
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post #8 of 12
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Well, in terms of what I can get there's basically these choices on sale

Trendnet 8 port - http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=36827&vpn=TEG-S80G&manufacture=TRENDnet&promoid=1009
Linksys 8 port - http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=62784&vpn=SE2800%2DCA&manufacture=Linksys&promoid=1009

Or the D-Link model I noted above.
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Well, in terms of what I can get there's basically these choices on sale
Trendnet 8 port - http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=36827&vpn=TEG-S80G&manufacture=TRENDnet&promoid=1009
Linksys 8 port - http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=62784&vpn=SE2800%2DCA&manufacture=Linksys&promoid=1009
Or the D-Link model I noted above.

My choice would be D-LINK DGS-1008G: it has seems to have nice speed on the switching fabric and 192KB RAM buffer which means more packets can be stored before fowarding so should handle higher loads

it seems to be the best in thoose terms tho i couldnt find muc on the linksys tho would be my 2nd choice

the trendeNET has a smaller buffer size though shouldnt matter, has the same throuhput as the other so if you want to save some $$ go this
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post #10 of 12
I'd go with the Trendnet.

I use that one on my network and haven't had any problems (granted it's just an unmanaged switch).
The metal casing is nice and gives it some heft.
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