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Re: [K12OSN] Switches

That was my original plan but I think it might get messy, especially if they plan to expand upstairs, as there would have to be several outgoing 1000meg cables from the lab. I noticed managed switches are significantly more... I think I'll go with the amer.com unmanaged ones, in total it will only be about $450 or so to wire the place, and that should keep them going for quite a while.

Thanks guys!

Les Mikesell wrote:
On Thu, 2005-12-01 at 15:19, gKw-X wrote:

Just to give you an idea of numbers, currently they have 18 computers in the lab and another 8 or so in the library. Eventually they will likely have another 10 upstairs, and possibly more in the library. Nothing massive, but they want it to run really smoothly to keep the parents happy.

For something that size you could probably get by daisy-chaining
the gig ports of 2/24 switches with the server at one end of
the run.  You aren't likely to see any performance difference
between managed and unmanaged switches.

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