Looking for a simple/inexpensive managed switch

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  1. The Lurker

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    I dont need fancy features. I dont need hardened network security. All I really need is to be able to easily cycle POE power if a POE camera goes down and get basic stats on network or power usage. Everything else I can do through a hardware firewall. I also dont need a ton of ports, 1 uplink, 1 server, 1 ap and everything else is wireless. The rest of the open ports will be 2 cameras initially and possibly 2 or 3 more way down the line.

    Right now, this looks like the cheapest managed switch with the best power output.

    https://www.tp-link.com/uk/products/details/cat-40_T1500G-10MPS.html

    Does anyone know of a cheaper alternative?
     
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    I personally run the TP-LINK stuff. For cheap, that's pretty much the way to go.
     
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  4. Spartacus09

    Spartacus09 Limp Gawd

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    +1 for Ubiquiti, however if you're not going full into the Unify platform I recommend the edgemax/tough switch instead that uses a webui/CLI for config rather than the unifi controller software.
    The have a 5 port 60w for 85$, 8 port with 150w for 175, 8 port with 150w for 195 (with SFP)
    The 8 port can do 24 or 48v passive poe, the 5 port can only do 24v I believe.
     
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  6. Farva

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    You can find used Cisco 3560s on ebay for <$80.
     
  7. The Lurker

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    Overkill in terms of capacity and too complicated. Also no POE+.

    I ordered the 16 Port TPLink from newegg. Refurbed for 80 shipped.
     
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    POE isn't POE+ if you need 15+ watts the POE is a no go (many ip cameras and alarm systems can use 24-25w).
    Even some high end WAPs use more than that, my ubiquiti AC-HD has a 17w max.

    Though I'm not sure the max usage OP's needs are.
     
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    I have POE+ cameras and 1 POE+ AP.