[K12OSN] switch advice: Netgear or 3com

dahopkins at comcast.net dahopkins at comcast.net
Sat Sep 25 14:39:45 UTC 2004

I have the prior version of the Netgear 48 port switch (3 in fact), the one without the browser-based management and have not had any issues. (In fact, we have almost identical server hardware, dual Gig E, etc.)   Performance is very acceptable.  The only caveat is that I can't get sound working consistently, but that is probably just me (using LTSP 3, not 4, K12ltsp 3.1.2, not 4.x) and when it works, it lags the video.  With the QOS options on the new switch, plus vlan, I wish I had the new netgear.  In over a year's use, we haven't had to deliberately reset the switches ever.  For what it is worth, there are some netgear switches on ebay as well. (24 port and 48 port).
Dave Hopkins

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> I'm going to ask my school for a new switch. We are currently running 30 
> clients off a pair of old HUBS. Our server is a dual Xeon / 4GB / scsi 
> / Gig E NIC but the network is saturated. Constant collisions. 
> I am considering one of these 48 port switches (they have gig e ports 
> for the server ) 
> Netgear FS750T 
> http://netgear.com/products/details/FS750T.php 
> 3com 4250T 
> http://www.3com.com/products/en_US/detail.jsp?tab=features&pathtype=purchase&sku 
> =3C17302-US 
> The 3com is double the price of the Netgear. The 3com has full snmp and 
> the Netgear has browser based managment. Any reason to avoid the 
> Netgear? Any votes (or warnings) for other brands ie. Linksys, D-Link, 
> SMC, Amer.com? A 24 port with a 16 port would work also. 
> Robert Arkiletian 
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