Need 16-port L3 switch

From: David White 
I have a nonprofit client that needs a layer-3 switch. We're thinking about
purchasing a new Cisco SG-200-18 from Amazon (currently at $220), but since
they're a nonprofit and don't have a whole lot of money, I have an email
out to one of the board members to see if he can get us a switch with the
same functionality.

... or I thought I'd reach out to you guys to see if anyone has anything
laying around they'd be willing to see cheaper or donate to the nonprofit.


David White
Founder & CEO
Computing, Equipping, Networking, Training & Supporting
Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide 

=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ (If not, we'll just buy it off Amazon, or if you can match the price, might buy it from you!) -- David White Founder & CEO * * *CENTS * Computing, Equipping, Networking, Training & Supporting Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide 423-693-4234

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ I have a 24 port 3com SuperStack II 10/100 switch you can have, free. But the SG-200-18 is a very good switch for $220-ish. For < $75, these are pretty good: Although I thought to be a non-profit you had to have a random collection of 4/5 port switches all daisy chained together.

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 I'll donate the shell(s) to put that thing out of its misery :) Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJR7YwmAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcd/UoH/2CWFdbEPS9pynUPOp7bYLhI blbADPbT8rQ92Tf6Oa7xeBWstKoeS4sQ8QgIkBPxfRjB20fy4oAf2lCzyi8MF6eP /AWsz5mbzIR9GDdIsqje6r6LTyeIoTTALOwsqt2zMnPStnj1hsQbqdAKFFWesEA7 v5aQaVK21e4FoQ68EHrTrizinmR8eoMzn4MWN5uqIaeStG+JRRfLpKTVvlmyP1Zb KBBF0ardJ3Nl2LPUKC5kaMwzHGSnk4KQLohzapwLZJ3lNXhkOURm6qJYvGIuNWBl zR2DVtribuwSiyCqODbK8FjeVWqB6X6zNsQQJSJhH1XYoALAQ4J1WVg6Kd0JTFk= =mV3n -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ Hah! Thanks for the offer. They probably don't "need" gbps since this is going to serve a lab VLAN that will only provide internet access (and not access to network resources) but o know they'd prefer it. I will check out the specs on that and, considering its free, they might be interested! If so, I'm sure they could write you an in-kind equipment donation receipt for tax purposes...

=============================================================== From: Kenneth Ratliff ------------------------------------------------------ Get a Cisco 3550 off of ebay. They're usually below $100 these days. If all you need is 100mb and no ipv6, they're a solid, solid buy. Any 3550 can be changed to a L3 switch just by changing the IOS image, and if you get one that doesn't already have a L3 image on it, I'll be happy to supply you with one. They're robust, they'll run whatever ipv4 protocol you want save ISIS, and do it well. They're also pretty easy to configure, if you've got someone with CCNA knowledge, they can probably get it up and running. One caveat - do *not* buy a PoE switch. To date, I have purchased 8 3550's off of ebay. 3 of them were PoE switches. Up until 2 weeks ago, I had a spare 3550 that I probably would have been happy to donate to you, until my last 3550 PoE switch died. All 5 of non-PoE 3550's have been humming along nice and steady for years now.

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ Sounds like a Chugalug Range Day: Geeks, Guns and Gear.. And like Dave said: It's junk gear, but it works and it's free.. In fear of sounding like Aaron, I need a clean out the garage/office junk sale day..