[K12OSN] Switches

gKw-X gkw-x at shaw.ca
Fri Dec 2 02:39:01 UTC 2005

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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