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The best 24 port switch

By HPCE_Larry
Jan 8, 2008
  1. Hey i'm looking to find the best 1000mbit 24port switch. Pretty much all the one's I found on newegg had people complaining about breakdowns in the first year. What companies should I be looking at?
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Cisco?

    Really, first, define best. Second, everything breaks down - that's what you have warranties for. Third, get something with two or three years of warranty.
     
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,392   +106

    CISCO CATALYST 3750 STACKABLE 24 PORT SWITCH You can stack them with a cable connected to each other so if one switch fails then other can keep going..
     
  4. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Cisco - more expensive but much more reliable.
     
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You would need double network cards in every machine plus driver support for interface bonding for automatic failover..
     
  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    I can tell you not to get the Linksys 2024S (Cisco's budget line now that they've acquired them) - I have one and I'm taking this sucker back as soon as I get a replacement. It would probably help to know what kind of money you're willing to spend and where this switch will be. My biggest problem with the 2024 is noise.
     
  7. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,392   +106

    Yes we had found out the hard way when one of these switches failed one night at 3am so the Senior Network Engineer had to get up out of bed and head over to solve the problem. We've been testing out Nortel Switches to see how they can withstand headed closets what have no cooling. So far to good.

    TYCO has Smart Switch Monitor have you seen those? They have a 5th wire in the CAT 6 copper wires to used only for the Smart Switch Monitor. We had a TYCO Rep Vendor come in for a few hours to show off the goods. You would have one of these for every closet that could monitor 20 switches in the same closet. The cost for our client would be in the millions as we have over 20,000 switches on the campus. SSM could be use when one switch failed it could tell where that switch is by using location mapping by name and number. Sends out reports auto and more.
     
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