I am helping support a small business who has 1 server and about 20 computers. They currently have a 24 port NETGEAR switch that all the computers are networked into. This switch then connects to a business class cable modem for Internet. The problem is this NETGEAR 24-Port Gigabit switch keeps locking up every couple of weeks and we have to power it down and reset it. It's getting pretty frustrating and I was wondering if the problem is, its just not durable enough, although the traffic isn't overwhelming, but I seem to have this problem with NETGEAR or Linksys switches. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good, more reliable 24 or 48 port gigabit switch from Cisco that we could plug into the cable modem? Any advice would is appreciated!
For Cisco product, I'll go with Catalyst 2960. Although it's more expensive than Catalyst Express 500 series. I have a pet-hate towards web-based switch config! Still CLI person myself. :-P
There are other real business-grade switches too, such as HP ProCurve or 3Com. Between these two, I'd prefer HP, if nothing more than because the HP commands are almost identical to Cisco IOS. :-P I think HP licensed some parts of Cisco IOS for their ProCurve. The last ProCurve I used (6 years ago) even ran CDP!
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