Cheap Fanless Gigabit Managed Switch with VLAN support?
For home use: 8-10 port is enough. By cheap I mean $100-$150. Maybe $200-$250 if it is really worth it - like much better firmware/software, some of the additional features below.
I am aware of Cisco SG350 and that it does NOT have real IOS. What else would you recommend?
Bonus features :
~ 10Gbit uplink (SPF+ preferably)
~ POE (for future proofing)
~ (this is the weird one) 801.2ad ( QinQ) - for experimenting
What other bonus features are YOU looking for in a switch?
(For example, someone was arguing that a feature called SFLOW was reason enough to upgrade to SG350 from the previous model.)
Some guidance would be greatly appreciated!
Just bought Mikrotik RB260GS - cheap ($40) gigabit VLAN switch - just to cover me for now.
For anyone interested - they are just now (March 2019) releasing an 8-port 10Gbit SFP+ fanless switch for $270 (!):
270... Bit pricey could get your mentioned sg350 for less than 200 with 28 ports counting the sfp ports.
Oh that is a 10ge sfp switch... My bad... Completely different animal then.
Am I reading that right their pair of sfp+ is $349... Going to be pretty freaking expensive to populate..
The US‑16‑XG from unifi at $600 would be much better deal.. The sfp and sfp+ that work with it are WAY cheaper!!!
BTW, sflow is freaking pretty slick... Would I update my sg300 home switches to 350s for it.. Not in my current use case - but yeah its pretty freaking slick ;)
But at the current price point of the sg350.... it is tempting ;)
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