Small network switch brand quality?

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Valnar, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. Valnar

    Valnar 2[H]4U

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    Hey everybody. I've been in the Enterprise space too long that I need a refresher on SOHO brands. Can anyone give me a general pecking order on brand quality between the common ones?

    Linksys
    Netgear
    D-Link
    TP-Link
    HP?

    Specifically, I'm looking for a 4-8 port PoE "barely-managed" (web-managed) switch that supports vlans. L2 is fine. I don't need L3.

    Thanks.
     
  2. IdiotInCharge

    IdiotInCharge [H]ardForum Junkie

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    All of the above have products in that space for not a whole lot. Most call it Layer 2+, or otherwise specifically mention VLAN support.
     
  3. Livewyre

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    Ubiquiti is another brand you might want to look into.
     
  4. daglesj

    daglesj [H]ardness Supreme

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    I've been buying TP-Link pretty much all the time.They have some what are called 'Easy Smart" that give you more control over a unmanaged.

    I like the fact you can go to their website and play around with the product emulators so you can check the functionality you want is there and also get up to speed before the product arrives.
     
  5. Valnar

    Valnar 2[H]4U

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    I ended up ordering the TP-Link TL-SG108PE. It was pretty much the only choice.
     
  6. IdiotInCharge

    IdiotInCharge [H]ardForum Junkie

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    So long as you stay with their EdgeMax switches- their Unifi line is a bit 'needy' if you only need one device.
     
  7. waderunner

    waderunner [H]ard|Gawd

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    This.
     
  8. PliotronX

    PliotronX 2[H]4U

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    Check out the 8 port Zyxel GS1900 70W.