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Need an 8-port gigabit switch recommendation.

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  • Networking
Last response: in Networking
January 6, 2010 7:00:01 PM

I'm getting ready to set-up a wired network to go along with my existing wireless but I'm having a hard time deciding on which switch to get. I want a unit that is reliable both in its lifespan and network performance so i've been leaning towards models geared for small businesses with the idea that they'd be a little more robust. It's also important for the switch to maintain 100/1000 mbps speeds concurrently. The network will be structured as follows:

Internet > ADSL Modem > Apple Airport Extreme > Switch > Desktops/NAS/Printer/Home theater.

The airport extreme will be serving 4 laptops as well as iphones/itouches wirelessly. I think that <$150 should suffice since almost all switches i've looked up thus far are in the $50 - $75 range.


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January 6, 2010 7:36:56 PM

Any opinions on these:

Cisco Small Business SD208P Switch with PoE 8-Port
D-Link DGS-2208 Green Ethernet Switch 8-Port
Linksys EG008W Workgroup Switch 8-Port
Netgear GS608 Ethernet Switch 8-Port
Netgear Prosafe GS108 Ethernet Switch 8-Port