Don't buy these switches

From: Matt Keys 
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It seems like I praised these a few months back. If I did I recant that 
praise.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833118148

They freak out under a good workload and will shutdown all active ports 
at one minute intervals. Power cycling them helps but the problem 
persists once the workload returns.


=============================================================== From: Bret McHone ------------------------------------------------------ Ty for the heads up about them. I have run into something similar with a little netgear gigabit switch. (Gs108) I tried to run a few zero clients and desktops off one with a test and it freaked out and nothing would connect. I swapped it out with one of our enterprise switches and it all ran beautifully. I keep finding that cheap stuff is generally cheap for a reason. -B On Mar 28, 2013 9:14 AM, "Matt Keys" wrote:

=============================================================== From: Phil Sieg ------------------------------------------------------ I have had pretty good luck with the trend-net gigabit stuff of late. A rule of thumb (regarding switches) that was handed to me by an old IT = guy is this: "If you are going to buy consumer level switches but want anything like = enterprise level reliability, buy 2x the number of ports you will = actually use. If you need an 8 port, buy a 16 and only use 8 ports. This = will decrease the number of times that the switch "cramps up" = dramatically." I have been following this advice for several years with good results. = Before this I was constantly power cycling netgear switches due to = network hiccups, now I power cycle MAYBE once every 6-9 months. Phil Sieg President SeniorTech LLC / snapf=C5=8Dn=C2=AE www.snapfon.com phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com Phone: 423.535.9968 Fax: 423.265.9820 Mobile: 423.331.0725 "The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. = It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds." Steve Jobs, 1955-2011 a little netgear gigabit switch. (Gs108) it freaked out and nothing would connect. I swapped it out with one of = our enterprise switches and it all ran beautifully. that praise. ports at one minute intervals. Power cycling them helps but the problem = persists once the workload returns.

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ Quoting Matt Keys : Dang! I done went and bought me one. Worked well for me -- so far! If this one turns out to be the junk you're saying, can someone recommend a decent GigE switch for home use? I have three computers that I want to be able to share data between, occasionally, as well as share the 6 Meg DSL connection.

=============================================================== From: Matt Keys ------------------------------------------------------ I should have this one by today : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833181156 I'll let you guys know what the results are after a good burn-in.