> On Thu, Feb 22, 2001 at 01:45:42PM +0000, kevin lyda mentioned:
> > i've done it several times, but i'm currently in the process of Doing It
> > Right(tm). i got a patch panel (about $200 for a 24 port patch panel).
> > i have a linksys 5 port hub (£99) and am planning on getting a 16 port
> > switch for about £199 sterling). i've had ports installed in almost
> > every room (£50 a pop).
>> Just took delivery of a no-name 24 port switch from scan. £180 stg!
So, it looks like switches have finally hit commodity status.
I've recently bought a couple of Netgear 16- and 8-port jobs
for approx UKP 10 per port.
My question is: Has switch technology matured to the stage
where these cheaper (and especially no-name) units are OK?
Forgetting about SNMP & manageability and funky features like
that, what can go wrong with these guys?
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