[RndTbl] SOHO Switches

Bill Reid billreid at shaw.ca
Sat Apr 19 12:50:06 CDT 2003

Brock Wolfe wrote:
 > I need to do some network upgrading and started looking at 16 port
 > ethernet switches for a small business network. The D-link, LinkSys,
 > 3COM, Netgear, SMC, Ovislink, brands seem to be mostly available for
 > this market niche.  Any recommends on make/models or features to use
 > or avoid.   Thanks in advance for the advice.
 > Brock

The last couple of switches I bought were Netgear's FS605. Good price 
and they have both been working without problem for a few months. A 
great feature which is becoming more common is the ability to sense 
which pair is receive/transmit so you do not need to worry about 
rollover cables, etc. In other words any port can be the uplink port. 
SMC also has this feature.

As a side note: I would like to see equipment which requires a power 
adaptor to use the kind that only use one space on the power bar. I have 
seen one on a Netgear router last year and thought what a great idea.

-- Bill
Bill Reid  (204) 452-6590   993 Dorchester Ave.  Winnipeg,MB  R3M 0P9

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