OT: Does a low-cost, reliable switch exist?

Tim Daneliuk tundra at tundraware.com
Sun Jul 15 06:37:16 UTC 2007

Norberto Meijome wrote:
> On Sat, 14 Jul 2007 20:42:09 -0600
> Modulok <modulok at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Currently I'm using 3 Netgear GS108 Gigabit blue-box switches chained
>> together for local traffic, with a FreeBSD server acting as the gateway to
>> the outside world, running ipfw and natd. The switches eventually lock up.
> I've given up on netgear for any new purchases...is still have a stack of
> them,but wouldnt use them for anything critical.
>> Sometimes they work for a day, a week, even a month without problems. Then
>> at a random time of day or night, boom network goes down. It's not any
>> individual defective switch as I've tried re-ordering them several times as
>> well as testing them individually. The cables are all good and wired
>> correctly. I've pulled my hair out trying to find what's wrong. I'm not sure
>> I care anymore. I just need something stable enough that I can catch some
>> sleep without this re-occurring nightmare.
> Are the switches behind a UPS? 

What he said - I use consumer grade Linksys in my office - both wireless
routers and wired switches.  They have been rock solid for several years.
But ... the switch is sitting on a UPS IIRC...

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