On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 12:39:50PM -0400, Steve Bertrand wrote:
> Lee Sharp wrote:
> >Danny Puckett wrote:
> >>I know m0n0wall makes a pretty good cheap layer 3 switch...
> >Oh for gosh sake... Layer 2 is switch. Layer 3 is router. Is someone
> >going through all my buttons? This is right up there with MB! (1, 10,
> >11...) :)
> LOL, my HP ProCurve 5304xl switches are Layer-2, 3 AND 4 :)
> *pushes button and runs away*
While on the subject of switches, many recent(ish) procurve switches are super
cheap on ebay now, eg J4900B procurve 2626 well under $100. The 2626 has some
very rudimentary layer 3 features (completely lame compared to the
5304xl!) which I've never tried to use; but they are really nice otherwise,
and have loads of advanced features which we *do* use like radius-based
port-vlan assignment. I don't know why anyone would bother with Netgear et al.