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Currently we have a need for some small managed switches that can be deployed in our smart classrooms.  We have had a few Linksys/Cisco 8 port Gig managed switches, but they have proven to be unreliable at times (management interface won't respond until a reboot).  

We would rather have physical drops in these locations but many times it just isn't feasible.

What we are looking for:

4 or more gig ports (8 would be nice)
Can be powered via PoE (not required but nice)
Can provide PoE (not required but nice)
Is managed (central management software would be cool)
802.1Q VLAN tagging
<200 dollars would be ideal


Thanks


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Jeremy L. Gibbs
Systems Administrator / Network Engineer
Utica College IITS

T: (315) 223-2383
F: (315) 792-3814
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Check out Trendnet

 

https://www.trendnet.com/store/products/products.asp?cat=116

 

10 port gig is < $350 retail

 

Haven’t used the WebSmart switches but have used the discontinued 8 port managed switch. Seems to work pretty well.

 

Mearl Danner

Systems Programmer

Samford University Technology Services

http://www.samford.edu

 

Have you looked at the Cisco Meraki MS220-8? It’s not exactly low cost, but with education discounts it’s a bit more palatable. Plus the cloud dashboard is pretty amazing.


Brent Edgecomb
Network Administrator
Ottawa University

From: Jeremy Gibbs <jlgibbs@UTICA.EDU>
Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE Network Management Constituent Group Listserv <NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Date: Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 10:29 AM
To: "NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" <NETMAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: [NETMAN] Small low cost managed switch

Currently we have a need for some small managed switches that can be deployed in our smart classrooms.  We have had a few Linksys/Cisco 8 port Gig managed switches, but they have proven to be unreliable at times (management interface won't respond until a reboot).  

We would rather have physical drops in these locations but many times it just isn't feasible.

What we are looking for:

4 or more gig ports (8 would be nice)
Can be powered via PoE (not required but nice)
Can provide PoE (not required but nice)
Is managed (central management software would be cool)
802.1Q VLAN tagging
<200 dollars would be ideal


Thanks


--

Jeremy L. Gibbs
Systems Administrator / Network Engineer
Utica College IITS

T: (315) 223-2383
F: (315) 792-3814
********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Message from dannyeaton@rice.edu

We’ve typically used the 2940/2960G switches from Cisco for these type environments. 

 

Currently we have a need for some small managed switches that can be deployed in our smart classrooms.  We have had a few Linksys/Cisco 8 port Gig managed switches, but they have proven to be unreliable at times (management interface won't respond until a reboot).  

 

We would rather have physical drops in these locations but many times it just isn't feasible.

 

What we are looking for:

 

4 or more gig ports (8 would be nice)

Can be powered via PoE (not required but nice)

Can provide PoE (not required but nice)

Is managed (central management software would be cool)

802.1Q VLAN tagging

<200 dollars would be ideal

 

 

Thanks

 


--

Jeremy L. Gibbs

Systems Administrator / Network Engineer
Utica College IITS

T: (315) 223-2383

F: (315) 792-3814

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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Message from spiro.mitsialis@mcgill.ca

Not to sound like a salesperson but Cisco has an 8 port 3560-C switch that meets most of your requirements.

 

Spiro

 

The old, small, reliable 2960 and 3560’s just went end-of-sale, we used them for the same purpose. We’re looking at the 2960C/3560C line that they are replacing them with. Depending on your cisco discount you might get one of the 2960C’s close to that price range, but the only gig model doesn’t do poe. There is a poe 3560CG, but I suspect even after discount it will be closer to $600 than $200 (I could be way off, we haven’t requested pricing yet).

 

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps11527/ps11289/data_sheet_c78-639705_ps11290_Products_Data_Sheet.html

 

 

We use HP IntelliJack Switches for every “Smart Classroom.”  They are managed, support vlan tagging, fairly easy to deploy, probably have about 200 or more of them on campus.  They have 4 ports, 2 support PoE and also have 2 pass-thru ports.

 

Gregg Heimer

Montgomery County Community College

 

Juniper

EX2200-C-12P-2G

 

Low power, no fans needed POE 12 port fully manageable. No 10 gig though.

Great for more hostile environments.

$700~ depending where you can find it!

 

YMMV

 

 

Clarification the lower priced one is a None POE version, try $1k for a POE model.

I still like them though!

 

Anyone try the smaller HP Procurve series? I bought the HP procurve 1810G-8 for my house and it works very well for what I do at home. I have 4 security cameras pushing data on it 24x7 as well as Netflix and backups to a NAS. It is web interface only but does support Spanning Tree, SNMP (alot of the cheaper ones don't) , native VLANs among other features. I did test it at work and it can be powered over POE. I pushed good numbers through it using IPERF but I haven't had time to put any in production.  If anyone has any good/bad feedback on these models I'd appreciate it. The price is awesome for the features it has.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002NJUJ6G/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 I also have a few Cisco 2960 8 port switches but they're not worth $600 unless you really need the extra features.


On 8/29/2013 3:17 PM, Michael Horne wrote:

Clarification the lower priced one is a None POE version, try $1k for a POE model.

I still like them though!

 

We use both the 2960C's and the 3560CG's here depending on the application. Both have been relatively trouble free. Your expectation on the price point for the 3560's is accurate. iso
Message from jeroen@zijndomein.nl

On 08/29/2013 09:57 PM, Vlade Ristevski wrote: > Anyone try the smaller HP Procurve series? I bought the HP procurve > 1810G-8 for my house and it works very well for what I do at home. I > have 4 security cameras pushing data on it 24x7 as well as Netflix and > backups to a NAS. It is web interface only but does support Spanning > Tree, SNMP (alot of the cheaper ones don't) , native VLANs among other > features. I did test it at work and it can be powered over POE. I pushed > good numbers through it using IPERF but I haven't had time to put any in > production. If anyone has any good/bad feedback on these models I'd > appreciate it. The price is awesome for the features it has. Most of our network is HP ProCurve; only the fully managed models (so not the 1800 series). I've been very satisfied with the small HP 2615 and 2915 models. HP's 2520 is also good, but it lacks DHCP snooping (which we use on every switch). Regards, Jeroen van Ingen ICT Service Centre University of Twente, P.O.Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
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