Got a older system laying around with a Crosshair II formula with a Phenom 9850 and 4 gigs of ram.
Also got a 120 gig ssd
Tplink switch 16 port
Iam guessing this is likely overkill in some areas but i have the parts sitting around.
Any downsides you can see to using this?
Hard to argue with stuff you've already got as a test at least.
Come buy hardware from us when you're done testing.
Likely going to do vlans.
Agreed it somewhat power hungry for the job but for the moment its a quick fix tell we decide where everything is going and how.
ok I think that model of tplink does vlans correctly their cheap 5 and 8 port do not.. All ports are stuck in vlan 1 and can not be removed. I think they released a firmware fix for v3, but if your on v2 your stuck with a POS...
Thankfully V3 as i noticed that issue on the older models and got this one on sale :)
I've got the v1 of that switch and.....
Works fine as an unmanaged switch.