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I use the Netgear GS105 (5 port version of the GS108) as a switch for my HPTC and FreeNAS media server. It works perfectly fine, and I am very pleased with it (I love products I can plug in and forget about).

The GS108 and GS608 are nearly identical but the GS1XX series has an aluminum shell (better heat transfer) and a lifetime warranty. The GS6XX series has a plastic shell and only a few years warranty.
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Noted, but I'm taking about switches with a port count of 16 - 48. Consumers don't tend to buy these things (as stated above); has the enterprise not moved forward as a whole?

I would have thought that if you're buying a 48-port switch, not only do you have a lot of nodes, but those nodes need bandwidth. In the enterprise, is the average bandwidth requirement of a workstation or server still 100Mbit or less?
Unless your company is IT based you really don't need much bandwidth per workstation. It's interesting when management can't wrap their head around why upgrading to gigabit would justify the cost.
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My TP-LINK TL-SG1024 works fantastic 24-port gigabit switch, I like TP-LINK over most other brands because they have been the only one that dont crap out on me under heavy use.
My home networking is all TP-LINK (Modem / wifi router / TL-SG1024 + a TL-SG1008D)
Though the SG1008D is only used on two computers so i have not tested the bandwidth with 7 ports populated.
Yes i like my TP-LINK brand lol.
For an unmanaged switch the TL-SG1008D gets the job done nicely for my uses.
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This is what I'm using at my house for all my computers

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-178-_-Product

Got it from my mom, she's a Network Admin and her company moved to all cisco switches.
    
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Nice score.
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post #26 of 26
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Nice switch too.

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Originally Posted by SadistBlinx View Post
My TP-LINK TL-SG1024 works fantastic 24-port gigabit switch, I like TP-LINK over most other brands because they have been the only one that dont crap out on me under heavy use.
My home networking is all TP-LINK (Modem / wifi router / TL-SG1024 + a TL-SG1008D)
Though the SG1008D is only used on two computers so i have not tested the bandwidth with 7 ports populated.
Yes i like my TP-LINK brand lol.
For an unmanaged switch the TL-SG1008D gets the job done nicely for my uses.
Yeah I was looking @ TP-Link, but since I have never heard of them before, I was a bit leery. Good to have a recommendation.
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