Optimal choice for a stackable switch (and what to look for)

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Jul 22nd, 2008
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I have a 100 user network connecting to a 20Mbps private IP backbone. I need to select a router and a switch. For this conversation, lets focus on the switch.


Which Gigbit capable stackable switch would you recommend ?

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Edison Ortiz Tue, 07/22/2008 - 08:06
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The only stackable switch available is the Cat3750-E.


If you are looking for modular switches, then you have: Cat4500 and Cat6500


There is a big difference in price among the 3 models I mentioned, thus budget will dictate your choice.


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/index.html


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Joseph W. Doherty Tue, 07/22/2008 - 08:36
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Besides the 3750-E, there's also the original 3750 series. Both 3750 series can offer triple speed Ethernet interfaces. The -E series can provide more performance, for routine user hosts, you might not need the addtional performance.


BTW: Both 3750 series can also route. Depending on your needs with the 20 Mbps, you might not need a separate router.

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