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Hello, fellow OCNers!

I'm looking to buy a good 16+port Gigabit switch for my new house. I'm currently in process of wiring the house with CAT6 and will have many network devices hooked up to it. I need something reliable, energy efficient, POE (optional), Managed (optional). I don't want to spend a fortune on it because I have to buy a N wireless + Gigabit Router as well. I'm open for suggestions on both devices. Thanks in advance! wink.gif
    
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Gigabit ports are not cheap, youre looking at ~100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817111030
    
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Originally Posted by OutOfBalanceOX;12433028 
Gigabit ports are not cheap, youre looking at ~100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817111030

THe price is about right, I looked around and it looks like an average. Is this something you own or you just egged it? smile.gif I like Cisco more so what would you say if I bought something like this (used).

http://itdeal.com/p-17038-cisco-swch-24pt-gb-switch-sr224g.aspx

[EDIT] lol... I guess it's worthless, it only has 2 gigabit ports and 24 10/100
Edited by 100PARIK - 2/18/11 at 8:05am
    
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Cisco is the best in networking, I would take used cisco over new d-link. I actually own the 8 port version of that d-link switch though.
    
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Cat5e does gig also....why go cat6?
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Originally Posted by JedixJarf;12434049 
Cat5e does gig also....why go cat6?
Cat 6 can handle higher frequencies than Cat5e for the future
Edited by OutOfBalanceOX - 2/22/11 at 8:39am
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JedixJarf;12434049 
Cat5e does gig also....why go cat6?


This is for a home installation..... He might as well spend the $10-30 extra to ensure the cabling is good for 10GbE coming in the next 3-5years.
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Originally Posted by OutOfBalanceOX;12434064 
Cat 6 can do longer runs than Cat 5e and can handle higher frequencies than Cat5e for the future

Both cat 6 and cat5e are rated for gig speeds @ 100 m , also cat6 max rated length for 10GbE is 55 m
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Go CAT6. The difference won't be noticeable for some time but CAT6 costs pennies more than CAT5e and it's higher gauge cabling.

I have enjoyed working with HP ProCurve devices in the past. A refurbed 24-port managed gigabit ProCurve will run you about $250-300 on Fleabay. 16-port unit should come in at around $200-250.

Do you need a managed switch (more expensive) or will un-managed work?
Edited by MCBrown.CA - 2/18/11 at 9:28am
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