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 From:  Alexander Schaber <lists at alexanderschaber dot de>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Another Hardware Question
 Date:  Tue, 19 Dec 2006 14:28:00 +0100
Thanks for all the answers ans especially this one!

We've ordered the ProCurve 1800, since it really had what we wanted and was 
fairly priced!

I'll try to post the result of our first testings, once we've received it and 
got it running

Greetings
 Alexander

Am Montag, 18. Dezember 2006 07:57 schrieb Per F Pettersson:
> Hi.
> I work as a communications specialist for a it consultant company and we
> mainly recommend HP Procurve switches for our customers. I think they
> are reliable and fairly priced. They have most the features of
> similar-ranges ciscos at half the price, free software updates and
> lifetime warranty.
>
> In that price range, I would go for a HP  ProCurve Switch 1800-24G
> (J9028A). They  have all the features you have requested and comes with
> 22 +2 dual personality gig ports. It should cost slightly less than 400
> euros.
>
> Spec:
> http://www.hp.com/rnd/products/switches/ProCurve_Switch_1800_Series/overvie
>w.htm
>
> If you want a totally silent (fanless) switch, a 2510 with 24 10/100 + 2
> dual personality gig uplinks should be availible for around 330 euros.
> http://www.hp.com/rnd/products/switches/ProCurve_Switch_2510_Series/overvie
>w.htm
>
> You can get managed swiches from linksys and probably d-link and netgear
> cheaper - maybe at half the price of procurves or less, but these are
> consumer-grade switches. My experience is that sometimes they work
> properly and sometimes they don't, and they don't have any suitable
> tools for troubleshooting and you can't get any decent support - only
> firmware upgrades. I would not use such switches in corporate
> environments where downtime would be a problem.
>
> /Per F Pettersson
>
> Glen Page wrote:
> > I have standardized on HP Procurves for all of my managed switches.
> > You might find one in your price range. They are rock solid, have a
> > fantastic warranty and give pretty good bang for the buck.
> >
> > I have actually bought a few off ebay to get them even cheaper. Just
> > be very careful to read the fine print. Make sure it is a managed
> > switch (I usually double check the model on the HP website to be
> > sure). Also make sure you are not bidding on damaged equip. I almost
> > won a dead switch that had been through a flood. Thankfully, someone
> > else who didn't read the find print out bid me in the last minute.
> >
> > On Dec 16, 2006, at 5:12 AM, sai wrote:
> >> I had a look at an ASUS switch recently. 2 GIG, 24 100/10. VLANs
> >> capable.
> >> It was nice, really good, but I am not too savvy about manageable
> >> switches.
> >>
> >> It was much cheaper than the 3COM ones. ASUS have been making really
> >> top class mobos but dont know if their switches are any good.
> >>
> >> sai
> >>
> >> On 12/16/06, Alexander Schaber <lists at alexanderschaber dot de> wrote:
> >>> Hello m0n0ers ..
> >>>

> >>> here are
> >>> some of the finest network specialists I'm able to get in contact
> >>> with .. I
> >>> would like to have some information on what to look out for..
> >>>
> >>> Required Specs:
> >>> 24 Ports
> >>> Managed Switch (especially VLAN) (Should be possible for that
> >>> budget, right?)
> >>>
> >>> Open Choice:
> >>> Either 24 x GBit or 24 x 100MBit + 2 x GBit Uplink
> >>>
> >>> Are there, as there are with NICs, any advantages of using a 3COM
> >>> Switch?
> >>>
> >>> Greetings
> >>>  Alexander
> >>>
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> > Glen Page
> > Technology Systems Administrator
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> >
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