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Does anyone know if a smart switch will improve the network or is Untangle running into a dumb switch adequate? Running say 15 pc's (three of which are servers and some additional virtual machines).

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the difference between a smart switch and a dumb switch is that with the smart switch you have/can tell it what to switch and set it up different ways and a dumb switch is just plug and play. IMO smart switches are made with better parts, faster processor and more ram, other then that it shouldn't matter.

if you dont know how to set up a smart switch then i wouldn't recommend getting one. i have a cisco smart switch and i barely know what im doing but i got it to practice on for my class.
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I don't mind "learning" how to use one; I just want to know what improvements, if any, it'll offer my network over using Untangle alone.

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the difference between a smart switch and a dumb switch is that with the smart switch you have/can tell it what to switch and set it up different ways and a dumb switch is just plug and play. IMO smart switches are made with better parts, faster processor and more ram, other then that it shouldn't matter.

if you dont know how to set up a smart switch then i wouldn't recommend getting one. i have a cisco smart switch and i barely know what im doing but i got it to practice on for my class.
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The only difference between an unmanaged switch and a managed switch, is that the managed switch has an actual command line you can access with a serial connection, and with that you can shut down ports, set up different VLANs for each port and so on. Performance wise, they aren't much different, and if there's anything, the unmanaged should actually be faster if it's just somewhat worth its salt.
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The only difference between an unmanaged switch and a managed switch, is that the managed switch has an actual command line you can access with a serial connection, and with that you can shut down ports, set up different VLANs for each port and so on. Performance wise, they aren't much different, and if there's anything, the unmanaged should actually be faster if it's just somewhat worth its salt.
Great info, thanks, gonx!
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I would love to get some suggestions for an Untangle router build, from scratch. I will be on a Comcast business line--55/10. I will be hosting [so far] 165 torrents 24/7. Two dedicated IPs will be used for two different servers behind the router. What would you build, and what would your network look like with the above mentioned requirements?
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Finally managed to get a good small box for Untangle in VMware. I picked up one of these off ebay, it also is coming with a 2.0 ghz core 2 duo, and 1GB of RAM, all for $150:



I think I will be running Server 2008 for file server stuff, and run Untangle in a VM. Will that work alright?
    
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Finally managed to get a good small box for Untangle in VMware. I picked up one of these off ebay, it also is coming with a 2.0 ghz core 2 duo, and 1GB of RAM, all for $150:



I think I will be running Server 2008 for file server stuff, and run Untangle in a VM. Will that work alright?
What mobo is that? You got a sweet deal as I'm guessing that package costs $300-400 new.


Here's a guide to setting up a Virtual Router under VMWare: http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Ins..._under_windows
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Kontron 986LCD-M

I saw it and just couldn't help my self, I practically peed my pants when I saw the specs.

3x 10/100/1000 Ethernet
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4x USB ports (headers for 4 more)
1x rs232 (headers for 3 more)

I managed to stumble upon it after reading your thread on that embedded ULV celeron box, sadly this was the only one like it.
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Kontron 986LCD-M

I saw it and just couldn't help my self, I practically peed my pants when I saw the specs.

3x 10/100/1000 Ethernet
PCI-E 16x
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What NICs does it have?


N/M... Realtek RTL8111B

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