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  1. Looking for opinions/recomendations for 24-port switches

    The following is a short-list of 24-port gigabit switches, sorted by
    price (low to high) from $370 to $590 (street price).

    Looking for comments/recomendations. This is for a small Windoze
    network connected to the I-net behind a SpeedStream modem/nat-router.
    PC's on the network will be a mix of 98/2K/NT. Netbeiu is main (or
    only) file-sharing protocal. TCP will (naturally) be used (mainly for
    direct internet access by individual PC's). Only major file-sharing
    app will be AccPac (Pervasive SQL).

    D-Link DGS-1024D 24-Port 10/100/1000 Unmanaged Layer 2 Gigabit swtc
    Netgear JGS524 24-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch
    Netgear JGS524F 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Switch
    D-Link DGS-1224T 24-Port Layer 2 Gigabit Switch
    Netgear GS724T 24-Port Gigabit Smart Switch
    Linksys SR2024 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Desktop Network Switch
    3COM 3C17304 24-Port 10/100/1000 SuperStack 3 4228G Switch
    Netgear GS524T 24-port 10/100/1000 Copper Gigabit Switch
    Linksys SRW2024 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Managed Network Switch

    Haven't looked at gigabit ethernet cards for the PC's. Anything I
    should be aware of / look out for? (do they all have drivers for
    win-98?)

  2. Re: Looking for opinions/recomendations for 24-port switches

    In article <441B6520.4B8F4A55@Guy.com>, Net Guy wrote:
    >The following is a short-list of 24-port gigabit switches, sorted by
    >price (low to high) from $370 to $590 (street price).
    >
    >Looking for comments/recomendations. This is for a small Windoze
    >network connected to the I-net behind a SpeedStream modem/nat-router.
    >PC's on the network will be a mix of 98/2K/NT. Netbeiu is main (or
    >only) file-sharing protocal. TCP will (naturally) be used (mainly for
    >direct internet access by individual PC's). Only major file-sharing
    >app will be AccPac (Pervasive SQL).
    >
    >D-Link DGS-1024D 24-Port 10/100/1000 Unmanaged Layer 2 Gigabit swtc
    >Netgear JGS524 24-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch
    >Netgear JGS524F 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Switch
    >D-Link DGS-1224T 24-Port Layer 2 Gigabit Switch
    >Netgear GS724T 24-Port Gigabit Smart Switch
    >Linksys SR2024 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Desktop Network Switch
    >3COM 3C17304 24-Port 10/100/1000 SuperStack 3 4228G Switch
    >Netgear GS524T 24-port 10/100/1000 Copper Gigabit Switch
    >Linksys SRW2024 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Managed Network Switch
    >
    >Haven't looked at gigabit ethernet cards for the PC's. Anything I
    >should be aware of / look out for? (do they all have drivers for
    >win-98?)



    without a server, IMO GBE clients are pointless. A server with a GBE
    interface to a switch with all the clients running 100MB is what I
    would be planning on. I'd get rid of the 98 machines and moving to an
    all-TCP network. (i was once told 98 can be run as TCP only but I
    never played with it.)

    Go for a managed switch.

    How close are you to the 24 port size? If you see yourself hitting
    that wall, pick a swicth that has a good sollution for stacking.

    --
    a d y k e s @ p a n i x . c o m

    Don't blame me. I voted for Gore.

  3. Re: Looking for opinions/recomendations for 24-port switches

    They all look about the same, but you'll need to look more closely at the
    specs. The 3COM switch in your list has only 4 ports gigabit, the other port
    are only fast ethernet, for example (and its disconitued).

    Some of them are managed (like the Netgear GS724T and D-Link DGS-1224T), I'd
    go for a managed switch over unmanaged.

    Some of them are "last years models", I'd definitely go for the current
    version. A lot of them are similar, probably based on the same chipset so it
    comes down to service and support.

    Plain gigabit is a medium improvement, if you want to see good speed
    increases you'll want switches and adapters that support jumbo frames. I
    don't think you're going to see a lot of performance with NetBEUI (I could
    be wrong though, I stopped using it after Win95).

    "Net Guy" wrote in message news:441B6520.4B8F4A55@Guy.com...
    > The following is a short-list of 24-port gigabit switches, sorted by
    > price (low to high) from $370 to $590 (street price).
    >
    > Looking for comments/recomendations. This is for a small Windoze
    > network connected to the I-net behind a SpeedStream modem/nat-router.
    > PC's on the network will be a mix of 98/2K/NT. Netbeiu is main (or
    > only) file-sharing protocal. TCP will (naturally) be used (mainly for
    > direct internet access by individual PC's). Only major file-sharing
    > app will be AccPac (Pervasive SQL).
    >
    > D-Link DGS-1024D 24-Port 10/100/1000 Unmanaged Layer 2 Gigabit swtc
    > Netgear JGS524 24-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch
    > Netgear JGS524F 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Switch
    > D-Link DGS-1224T 24-Port Layer 2 Gigabit Switch
    > Netgear GS724T 24-Port Gigabit Smart Switch
    > Linksys SR2024 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Desktop Network Switch
    > 3COM 3C17304 24-Port 10/100/1000 SuperStack 3 4228G Switch
    > Netgear GS524T 24-port 10/100/1000 Copper Gigabit Switch
    > Linksys SRW2024 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Managed Network Switch
    >
    > Haven't looked at gigabit ethernet cards for the PC's. Anything I
    > should be aware of / look out for? (do they all have drivers for
    > win-98?)




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  4. Re: Looking for opinions/recomendations for 24-port switches

    Net Guy wrote:
    >D-Link DGS-1024D 24-Port 10/100/1000 Unmanaged Layer 2 Gigabit swtc
    >Netgear JGS524 24-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch
    >Netgear JGS524F 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Switch
    >D-Link DGS-1224T 24-Port Layer 2 Gigabit Switch
    >Netgear GS724T 24-Port Gigabit Smart Switch
    >Linksys SR2024 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Desktop Network Switch
    >3COM 3C17304 24-Port 10/100/1000 SuperStack 3 4228G Switch
    >Netgear GS524T 24-port 10/100/1000 Copper Gigabit Switch
    >Linksys SRW2024 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Managed Network Switch


    Dunno about the others, but I'd take D-Link off the list. I've had
    nothing but trouble with their products...

  5. Re: Looking for opinions/recomendations for 24-port switches

    adykes@panix.com (Al Dykes) wrote:
    >without a server, IMO GBE clients are pointless.


    I tend to get 200 megabits between reasonably modern machines doing
    file copies over a gigabit network, so it's not completely
    unreasonable, and you'll need it someday...

    I'd second the reccomendation for a managed switch, and you might want
    to think about PoE or other things if you have any use for that kind
    of thing now...

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