LINKSYS Router or CISCO Router?

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May 27th, 2008
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Hello experts, need your insights on this one

I need to break broadcasts in my company's LAN

Can a LINKSYS router [which i believe is more of a switch though never used 1 b4] do this or should I get a Cisco router?

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muca Tue, 05/27/2008 - 01:19
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I know little about LinkSys...but what I know is that it's recommended for small offices, home offices...

It really depends on your it just to segment the LAN? What about the future? LAN expansion, Ipphones, new services...

I believe it's better to get a layer 3 switch but as I told you it really depends on your needs!

What I really suggest is check both sites and compare products based on your needs, but if it's a small network I don't thing linksys would be a bad choice though.


subzero77 Tue, 05/27/2008 - 04:22
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thanks muca

the THING I need to know is does LINKSYS break broadcast domains or do i need a CISCO router for that. If there was money to play around with, I'd have been playing with the Router by now but management have me hanging on a budget.

grichardson661 Tue, 05/27/2008 - 04:38
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Hi there,

To break up a LAN broadcast domain you would need a router with separate Ethernet or fast Ethernet interfaces not hub ports (i guess you linksys just has hub ports). I know my home router is a router/hub combined and the 4 Ethernet ports just acts a hub. Can you post the model of your linksys?

subzero77 Tue, 05/27/2008 - 04:47
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don't have 1 yet but proposing to buy the WRT54GS or WRT54GL or WRT54G models since it also supports wired networks which is what obtains where i work. when we deploy wireless [hopefully soon], it will also be useful

subzero77 Tue, 05/27/2008 - 05:37
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thanks grichardson 4 pointing out something that i believe has thrown great light to the question i asked.


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