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I just got a free PowerConnect 3448 and 5324. Are these worth keeping or should I toss them in the trash? Are they good enough for home use? Sorry for the stupid question.
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While my background specializes with Cisco gear, these switches look like they'd be pretty sweet for home use --especially the 5324.
 
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They are pretty decent switches with nice features and better than your average home switch, i would keep them
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post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by Xylene View Post

I just got a free PowerConnect 3448 and 5324. Are these worth keeping or should I toss them in the trash? Are they good enough for home use? Sorry for the stupid question.


They are both fairly nice and worth using. On the other hand, server class equipment sells for a pretty penny. You could probably ebay them and make enough to buy you a new switch and still have a chunk of cash left over. If you have a large home network they would definitely be worth hanging on to, but there is no need for something like that if you only use 1 or 2 computers and a router.
post #5 of 7
Those are total junk switches. You might as well just send them on to me and I will "dispose" of them for you thumb.gif kidding. You're lucky. Enjoy
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post #6 of 7
Yea that 5324 looks pretty sweet for home use. The little experience I've got in networking has came from Cisco and some Trendnet switches, but that 5324 does look sweet, and the 3448 doesn't look to shabby either for atleast toying with at home. Have fun bromigo!
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