3Com Baseline Plus Switch 2920 52 total Gigabit ports (48x 10100/1000
plus 4 SFP Gigabit ports) €467.78 at elara looks good
I can't comment on this particular model but we use 3com switches and
have always found them reliable and easy to manage.
if this is within your budget, it has everything you need to ensure VoIP
prioritisation (if you need it). Under normal 'home' use VoIP should be
fine with no special settings but I guess you may start streaming HD
video all over the house at some stage ;) .
Bernard-Joseph Roche wrote:
> Hi Guys,
>> Thanks for all the help and suggestions. I should have provided more
> details to make it a bit clearer.
>> I will buy a gigabit switch as I am re-wiring the house with CAT6. It
> is a regular house and I plan to put the switch in the attic, no run
> longer than 50m. There won't be anything special going on but I do
> seem to have acquired a large amount of IT equipment over the years
> (NAS, few (~8) servers (dual NIC), network printer, games consoles,
> ~12 clients etc) - it adds up very quickly - I need to consolidate.
> That is why I had thought about 24/48 idea. I would like to run VoIP
> between the rooms and didn't want to buy a switch that wouldn't
> support it or enable it.
>> Cisco is always good but very expensive. I had thought of one of the
> HPs as the warranty is still "lifetime" I believe; I will skip the
> consumer stuff. The managed/unmanaged or VLANs piece isn't an issue,
> it's just me at home, unless that is required for the VoIP.
>> I am looking for something that will do for 3-5 years so I don't feel
> stupid in 12 months time that I didn't buy one with X functionality so
> I can't do VoIP for example.
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