[olug] Switch brands?

Aric Aasgaard aric at omahax.com
Fri Jul 29 19:49:19 CDT 2016

........if you aren't afraid to become a switch geek.  
I use the cheap whitebox switches that Amazon dumped on Ebay.  
Quanta LB4M and Quanta LB6M
I use a Quanta LB6M for my home rack I have 10GbE cards in all the stuff on
my rack. 
I have a bunch of both at work.

The LB4M has a bunch of different firmware that you can use.   
......they are cheap and awesome but you will need to spend a lot of time
learning about them if you want to do cool stuff with them.

-----Original Message-----
From: olug-bounces at olug.org [mailto:olug-bounces at olug.org] On Behalf Of Ben
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2016 3:54 PM
To: Omaha Linux Users Group <olug at olug.org>
Subject: [olug] Switch brands?

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

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.

*Ben "Obi-Wan" Hollingsworth* obiwan at jedi.com <mailto:obiwan at jedi.com>
www.Jedi.com <http://www.jedi.com> The stuff of earth competes for the
allegiance I owe only to the Giver of all good things, so if I stand, let me
stand on the promise that You will pull me through. /-- Rich Mullins/

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