Switch recommendation



  • Hello all, any recommendations for a 8+ port fanless switch that would be considered a secure switch? By secure I mean a switch that is less susceptible to hacking or leaking data?



  • I use the Netgear GS108Tv2 8-port smart switch. One of the best in 8 port range for under $100. Check out the 16 port switch which is identical to this except it has double the ports.



  • That switch has some nice features. The 10/100/1000, 802.1x, and ACL options are an added bonus.



  • x3 - I use these as well.



  • GS108Tv2 is a business class smart switch. Gigabit jumbo frames up to 9K, VLANs, QoS, etc.. Performance is top notch. Have been using it since Jan with no issues. Plus it's fanless so super quiet and does not run that hot at all. I believe the 16 port version has fans.

    I highly recommend this switch.



  • x4 Works great and cool/silent.



  • @taryezveb:

    x4 Works great and cool/silent.

    Not too familiar with x3 and x4. What brand are these?



  • X2 means I second that and so on. We all like the same switch.



  • hahaha, got it. Thank you.  ;D



  • I've been using a Cisco SLM2008 8-port Gigabit Smart Switch for a few months now. No complaints. It has a nice WebGUI, can be powered by PoE or AC adapter (included), and is non-HoL blocking. Supports Jumbo Frames (9k), QoS, up to 16 VLANs, Management ACL, Spanning Tree, IGMP snooping (for multicast streams)… It's pretty powerful for such a small little switch. It's fanless, so it does get a bit warm, however. As long as it's free-standing (or uncovered on most sides) it'll be fine.



  • @asterix:

    I use the Netgear GS108Tv2 8-port smart switch. One of the best in 8 port range for under $100. Check out the 16 port switch which is identical to this except it has double the ports.

    x5



  • The GS108T is nice if you're looking for some entry-level web management, VLANs, etc.  If you just want a dumb switch that works then look at the GS108.

    Personally, I'm thinking about picking up the GS110TP.  This didn't exist when I bought my last round of switches and Gig-E + PoE appeals to me.  The two fiber ports are a nice bonus as well.



  • @Argo:

    I've been using a Cisco SLM2008 8-port Gigabit Smart Switch for a few months now. No complaints. It has a nice WebGUI, can be powered by PoE or AC adapter (included), and is non-HoL blocking. Supports Jumbo Frames (9k), QoS, up to 16 VLANs, Management ACL, Spanning Tree, IGMP snooping (for multicast streams)… It's pretty powerful for such a small little switch. It's fanless, so it does get a bit warm, however. As long as it's free-standing (or uncovered on most sides) it'll be fine.

    I have the same switch. It runs great, but does get HOT IMHO…



  • Every time I used a Netgear device in the past I ran into troubles (failing HW, feature not working right, fan blown, too hot, too loud, IIRC)

    I use HPs 1710, 1810 or whatever they call them now or Cisco/Linksys for managed switches
    and cheap TrendNet or TP-Link unmanaged switches.
    No issues so far. (I even use a TrendNet Green GBit switch to connect my VM host machines to the disk array, but don't tell!  8)



  • @jahonix:

    Every time I used a Netgear device in the past I ran into troubles (failing HW, feature not working right, fan blown, too hot, too loud, IIRC)

    I use HPs 1710, 1810 or whatever they call them now or Cisco/Linksys for managed switches
    and cheap TrendNet or TP-Link unmanaged switches.
    No issues so far. (I even use a TrendNet Green GBit switch to connect my VM host machines to the disk array, but don't tell!  8)

    That's interesting, I've never had an issue with small Netgear switches.  I've never used their rackmount units though, I stick to Dell (3xxxP and 62xx switches) in that area.

    Actually, I take that back.  i had one GS108T that rebooted every time you touched it.  That turned out to be a defective AC adapter though.  Once I replaced it the switch was fine.


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