off topic: unmanageable switch?

David N davidn04 at
Sat Jun 20 00:44:53 UTC 2009

2009/6/20 Nikos Vassiliadis <nvass9573 at>:
> Jerry B. Altzman wrote:
>> Do you require Gigabit ethernet or no?
> That, I don't know yet... but given that they want to build
> a solid infrastructure that will be worth of using for the
> years to come, most probably yes.
> Environmental conditions will be normal, everything will be
> indoor. And I *think* the power levels will be normal as well
> (Wojciech mentioned that D-Links have been sensitive to power
> spikes).
> I have found that D-Link are quite cheap and somebody on the
> list suggested them. In that price range TP-LINK is also a
> choice. Anybody advises against TP-LINK?
> Thanks a bunch for your answers, Nikos
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We've deployed a few DLink and Linksys unmanaged switches and are
working fine. The only issue with the DLink ones are the external
power supply (4-8 port desktop switches), they are pretty flakey,
usually need a replacement within a few months of operations, but
after buying a replacement from the radio shack/dick smith/jay car...,
they're usually fine.

Linksys switches have a limited lifetime warranty (whatever that
means) on the gigabit 24 port switches.
DLink have about 3 to 5 years depending.
TP Link and Repotec I'm unsure of, the website doesn't list anything
and neither does my supplier. My guess would be 1 year.

The TP Link ones are pretty much no frills, I have a 8 port 10/100 and
can max it out without and problems.

David N

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