Cheap 8 port GigE switch for home

Greg Lindahl lindahl at keyresearch.com
Sat Mar 8 00:32:56 EST 2003


On Thu, Mar 06, 2003 at 12:08:53PM -0500, Jeff Layton wrote:

> Since we're on the subject of GigE switches... does anyone
> have any recommendations, either way, on 8 port GigE
> switches for home?

I bought one a year ago, so I don't have any modern recommenations,
aside from this: 1U fans are loud. REALLY LOUD. As in I found myself
occasionally yelling up the stairs: HEY MIKE, CAN YOU TURN UP THE RUSH
SO I CAN HEAR IT OVER THIS DAMN GIGABIT SWITCH FAN? ... THANKS!

> I would love to have
> Jumbo frames, but I'll assume that cheap and Jumbo frames
> are not mentioned in the same breath

I wouldn't jump to that conclusion -- gigE silicon vendors are in a
features race.

-- greg

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