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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by havensal, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. havensal

    havensal Nozzle Jockey CLM

    Aug 14, 2003
    Western, NY
    My knowledge of hubs and switches is limited. I have a 3Com 24 port Baseline switch that I think is on it's last leg. I am looking for a replacement. The model I have has been discontinued. From what I can tell I have a very basic, unmanaged switch.

    How hard/time consuming would it be to go with something like THIS?

    What other brands would you recommend? Cheaper is always better, but I want something reliable. Should I stick with an unmanaged, or bite the bullet and manage the darned thing? :dunno:
  2. slick64


    Feb 18, 2008
    Fort Worth
    First thing you need to specify what you'll be using it for? Small office or home? How many devices? Do they need to communicate with each other directly? (Managed or unmanaged question)

  3. Sounds like you need a plain jane vanilla switch. I reccommend a 3com or baystack. Now if you need specialize features, than try a cisco.

    I have a 3com 24 10/100 that I would give away if you want it. It's free just pay for shipping.
  4. havensal

    havensal Nozzle Jockey CLM

    Aug 14, 2003
    Western, NY
    Small office. No need for intercommunication. We have a very basic network with one server and a couple dozen PC's. I can't think of any reason for a managed switch. :dunno:

    Thanks for the offer. I'll PM you if I can use it. :wavey: