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Which Switch? 8 years 8 months ago #32254

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Hi All,

I have a small non corporate company wanting to set up a server and network using 4 client machines and a printer. I want to use a switch to connect the clients to the server, but unsure as to use a managed switch or an unmanaged switch. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using either?

Thanx

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Re: Which Switch? 8 years 8 months ago #32255

Unmanaged switch - cheapest to buy
Managed switch - more expensive but will give you many configurable features and the ability to measure traffic levels etc
Unless you're absolutely sure this is a fit-and-forget network that will never need to expand and where the user's requirements will nevr change I'd go for a managed switch every time

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cisco podcast - managed vs umanaged... 8 years 8 months ago #32282

Hey jb1972 i was listening to some cisco switching podcast on my ipod nano about managed vs unmanaged switches. Man you could Google it "Cisco Switching podcast - managed vs unmanaged switch" u will get some good news that will make u never want to use an unmanaged switch even in a network with less than 4 computers...

I will fall and always fall on managed switches. They Provide more and more....

cheers

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