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The 16 Port Switch Showdown


Dave
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I just walked out of my server room after fumbling with multiple switches and have decided it's time to get a 16 port one two replace an 8 and a 5.

 

I found a deal sheet for newegg and there are two listed. So these would probably be considered the low price alternatives.

 

Netgear

$134.99 with promo code EMCJJJC42 MIR for $25

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122139&

 

TrendNet

$84.99 with promo code EMCJJJC43

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156293&

 

Throwing it you guys now. Anyone had luck with either one?

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I'm a big fan of the cheap Dell Powerconnect switches, amazing features, and low prices. Get a refurb Powerconnect 2724 for $77! I've used these in several installs, never had one fail yet. http://www.overstock...65/product.html

 

24 ports, managed device, QOS, link aggregation, VLAN tagging, jumbo frames, rackmount, can't be beat. Even has 2 fiber ports for when you really expand your data center :-)

 

 

EDIT - looks like Overstock's sold out now.... but I've bought them from here before too, they get them straight from Dell. http://www.txcesssurplus.com/servlet/the-7163/Dell-TJ689-PowerConnect-2724/Detail

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Absolutely Netgear over Trendnet. In my mind it's not even a question.

 

I recently installed a Netgear Prosafe Plus GS116E and home-runned all network jacks the house. I specially like that the switch has basic management capabilities (VLAN, QoS, etc.). I don't require full blown management features in a home switch, but having the essentials is nice.

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