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Gigabit Switch Died

Postby Major_A » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:44 pm

Well my D-Link switch bit the dust. Transferring between PCs at a max of 10 MB/s is outright torture (used to be 90 MB/s). Any suggestions for a new switch? Do I want Jumbo Frame support? Should I stick with a dumb switch or a managed one? Suggestions are more than welcome.
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Re: Gigabit Switch Died

Postby owned666 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:58 am

your not specifying exactly what you need

Number of ports ?
Qos feature ? (if you're gonna use it for sharing internet and your router doesn't support Qos then you need one if u hate some one sucking all your connection )
you wont ever need a managed switch

read this to know if you need jumbo frames ( most switches support 9k frames )
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/lanwan-features/30201-need-to-know-jumbo-frames-in-small-networks?showall=&start=1


this is my choice for an 8 port switch
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817111039
i recommend the D-link over the much loved netgear GS108 model because the Dlink offer more features for the same price

Choice for a 5 switch
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817111038


the constructions for both of these are very solid thick metal casing

both of thm have life time warranty
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Re: Gigabit Switch Died

Postby Major_A » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:40 am

One of the PCs is my "main" rig and the other connected is my HTPC. The rest of my network is wireless (boo for them). My old switch was a cheap D-Link 5 port switch. If they made a 3 port switch that would be all I need at the present. From what I gathered with Jumbo Frame support is that the burst speeds are faster with less CPU utilization. Is that a fair takeaway from the link? As far as QoS it seems like my router is setup to handle that aspect. Thanks for the links.
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Re: Gigabit Switch Died

Postby Apoptosis » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:50 pm

hard to beat this deal today on a new switch - $19.99 for a 5-port switch
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Re: Gigabit Switch Died

Postby Major_A » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:01 pm

Yeah I see that, thanks.
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Re: Gigabit Switch Died

Postby owned666 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:12 pm

great price but id go with that business class model if you want it to live longer than the linksys switch

reading the reviews the linksys has overheating problems just like i thought
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Re: Gigabit Switch Died

Postby Major_A » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:51 pm

For the price, and what I needed I ordered this unit.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6833166061
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Re: Gigabit Switch Died

Postby owned666 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:25 am

Major_A wrote:For the price, and what I needed I ordered this unit.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6833166061


dont forget to enable jumbo frame on your win7 pc
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/howtos/how_enable_jumbo_frames
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Re: Gigabit Switch Died

Postby Major_A » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:34 am

Will do. Thanks again for your help and suggestions. You didn't say anything, do you have any thoughts on that unit? It has good reviews on the Egg (taken with a grain of salt since everyone is an Eggspert) and it has a metal case with large ventilation holes.
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Re: Gigabit Switch Died

Postby owned666 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:37 am

Major_A wrote:Will do. Thanks again for your help and suggestions. You didn't say anything, do you have any thoughts on that unit? It has good reviews on the Egg (taken with a grain of salt since everyone is an Eggspert) and it has a metal case with large ventilation holes.


i normally dont buy rosewell products soo i dont really know

but all the reviews seem positive
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Re: Gigabit Switch Died

Postby Major_A » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:58 am

Well after being lazy I installed it last night. I forgot how much nicer it is transferring files over a gigabit connection. Since there is no scale on Newegg's site I'd have to say it's about the same size as a portable 2.5 HDD but a little thicker.

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