[olug] Switch brands?

Ben Hollingsworth obiwan at jedi.com
Mon Jul 25 16:17:06 CDT 2016

Yeah, I also use Ubiquiti for my WiFi, which is why a PPoE switch would 
be nice.  I only have one right now, but I need to get 2 more, since 
coverage in the house is sketchy, and I'm building a barn/workshop this 

I don't need a router or VLANs; just a simple GigE switch will do.  I 
need the 16-port for my rack, but will probably get a 4- or 8-port for 
both entertainment centers and at least a 4-port for out in the barn.

$200 is a little steeper than I was hoping for.  The TP-LINK that I'm 
replacing cost $50 (without PPoE).

On 07/25/2016 04:11 PM, mgoeres at gmail.com wrote:
> I use a MikroTik as my “core” at my house and I have 2 NetGear GS108E
> access switches for my desk and another behind my TV in the living room.
> The is very powerful as far as VLANs, virtual routers, ect. It would also
> act as your WAN router and perform that function as well. I can’t vouch for
> the wireless though since I use Ubiquiti for that.
> My specific model is CRS125-24G-1S-2HnD-IN and it costs $200.
> http://routerboard.com/CRS125-24G-1S-2HnD-IN
> -Matt
> On July 25, 2016 at 3:54:08 PM, Ben Hollingsworth (obiwan at jedi.com) wrote:
> Hey guys,
> Do you have brand of network switch that you prefer to use? Something
> reliable that doesn't cost an arm & a leg?
> I need a new rack-mount, 16-port switch for my rack at home, and
> probably a couple smaller ones for satellite locations. A managed
> switch would be gravy, but really isn't necessary. PPoE would be
> helpful, but again, isn't required.
> I'm fed up with TP-LINK after their business-class switch died a second
> time in 18 months, and finding that their customer support is a
> nightmare to deal with. It took 10 days to get them to even issue an
> RMA, and then they required me to pay shipping for a warranty replacement.

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