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    Looking for recommendations for a PoE+ managed switch with a 10GbE uplink

    Hi there! I've been looking for a cheap PoE+ switch that fulfills the following criteria: at least 8 PoE+ ports (1GbE or 2.5GbE) 10GbE uplink port (preferably SFP+) managed (to configure VLANs) rack-mountable low idle power consumption not too loud (will be deployed in a residential building's...
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    SFP+/SFP28 PCIe Cards in 2023

    I've been searching around for a few days but haven't really come to a satisfying conclusion as to which is a good direction to go. I'm looking for a PCIe card to connect my QNAP TVS-h874X to a Unifi USW-Enterprise-8-PoE. The QNAP came with a dual-port 10GBASE-T card, but the switch only has...
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    ICX6610 w/ 10GBase LR SFP+ Brocade Optics not transmitting

    Hey I've got an ICX 6610 with the proper licences from the guide in the mega thread, and I've also got some ProLabs 10G SFP+ modules that show up as Brocade 57-0000076-01 (10GE LR 10km (SFP +)). I've got a ton of these transceivers and I want to have a 10G link between one of my ICX 6610's and a...
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    Build/MiniPC/Server for pfsense build capable of SFP+ 2.5Gbps for google fiber

    I am currently very happy with my N6005 topton box, but google fiber is offering 2gb and potentially going to 5gb in my area soon. I heard that people have used the Unifi UDM Pro with SFP+ input to directly receive the optical signal from Google fiber, but I'm not interested in the UDM Pro and...
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    Brocade ICX6610 48 port POE SFP+ ports not working

    Hi all, I followed all the guides via FCX / ICX6610 - Fohdeesha Docs. And got my icx licensed and setup. I just purchased a single mode duplex lc to lc fiber cable and plugged it into my dell r620 and into one of the ports on my brocade. No link lights on brocade but i have link light on my dell...
  6. bryan_v

    Addition of Layer 3 benchmarks to switch reviews

    In shopping for switches for edge locations and I've notice that none of the vendors, except for Mikrotik publish L3 routing benchmarks, and almost all the review sites only test L2 switch performance. Especially for edge locations, Inter-VLAN routing and static routes are the most important...
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    10GbE NIC in PCIe 2.0 x1 (x16 slot), Will this cause problem?

    Hi everyone, I want to upgrade my custom build TrueNAS to 10GbE. However, I find that the motherboard only remain a PCIe 2.0 x1 (in x16 slot). I accept the low bandwidth (5GT/s) but I would like to know if the card will fail to work in that slot. Any recommendations are welcome :) Thank you.
  8. svtkobra7

    WTB ICX7250-24 + 4 x 10GBase-T SFP+ Transceivers

    WTB - figured it was worth a shot ... Brocade ICX7250-24 w/ears or 24P [1] 4 x 10GBase-T SFP+ Transceivers or maybe 6x [1] Don't need PoE, so don't care to pay a premium for it. Obv I understand the -p version is "worth" more. Thx
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    Brocade ICX-6450--C12-PD Cant get the SFP+ ports to work

    The "F1" and "F2" ports will take an SFP+ transceivers, and in fact the unit came with two 1GBASE-LR transceivers. Judging by the temp of a 10GBase-T transceiver they are receiving power, however neither of the transceivers seem to be recognized by the switch. I have another ICX-6450-24P that...
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    FS: 1x Intel X710-DA2

    This is somewhat of a repost of my post on reddit but maybe somebody here wants the nic before I put it up on eBay. It's a X710-DA2 with full height bracket with latest FW applied which was just pulled out of my system yesterday (hence the timestamp from yesterday / my username on reddit sans...
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    Aggregation Switches >6 SFP+ <= 16SFP+?

    Hey, anybody have some tipps for me for affordable Aggregation switches? min req: - 6 to 16 Pots SFP+ 10G - some Copper Ports on it would be great - Managed (Need basic options, VLAN, STP, lldp would be nice) - Affordable Normally I used to work with Aruba 2530 / 2540 / 2930 / 5406.. but...
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    Can't find updated firmware for Mellanox SFP+ ConnectX3 MCX341A-XCE Card

    My Freenas server is not detecting my new (from ebay) SFP+ card. It is the Mellanox ConnectX3 MCX341A-XCE, but I haven't been able to find an updated firmware for it anywhere. If I try the other firmware's for other variations of the card, I get this error -E- PSID mismatch. The PSID on flash...
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    Mellanox ConnectX-3 SFP+ Nic not being detected in TrueNAS/Supermicro X8DTN+

    I recently upgraded my network to 10gb, but I can't get my TrueNAS rig to recognize it. This is the ebay listing for the product I bought: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/2PCS-MCX341...3?pageci=80ea2655-f689-46eb-adcd-183105ef37f2 Both cards are tested and working in my PC (Windows) and my Dell R710...
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    Chelsio nic goes down after ~5 minutes

    Hi, I got two used Chelsio 110-1160-50 T520-CR nics off ebay. One of them seems to work fine. The other works as expected, but after about 5 - 10 minutes, suddenly goes down. That is to say, in Freenas it reports as “down” in the interfaces menu, and in Windows it shows “Network cable...
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    network topology for 10 GBit fiber

    Hello, I have a question regarding advantages and disadvantages of two different network topologies I am taking in consideration. The description and illustration below are simplified and does not show each detail like VLANs. I am upgrading my home network. Today PC 1 and Server already are...
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    Making a 10G SFP+ switch Nbase-T capable?

    Dear All, I was reading the "SFP+ to 10Gbase-T Adapter Module Buyers Guide" with quite some interest, as I have an existing CAT6a network, but could gate fairly cheap business 10G switches with SFP+ ports. As I need Nbase-T capabilities and most of the 10G SFP+ switches I'm currently watching...
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    Altice Fiber With Own (PFSense) Router (Idea)

    Hi All, Altice just rolled out fiber in my area (NJ) and I have been searching for a way around using their crap ONT/Gateway AIO. From what i've read, you need to keep the provided hardware and double NAT the network.. This isn't an optimum *pun intended* solution for me. So here is what I am...
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    Hoping for a low cost switch with strong backplane, 4x1Gb, 4x10Gb and decent LACP handling

    New member. Love the YouTube videos. Hoping this is a good place for me to ask this question: I'm really in need of a lower cost 4x 1000BASE-T + 4x 10Gb (at least two SPF+) switch with decent backplane and good LACP handling. I'm having trouble searching the web for a a lower cost switch, so...
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    HP 656089-001 using QSFP+ breakout cable with x4 SFP+ to HP NC523SFP cards?

    Hi all! I'm attempting to use these apparently coveted (and cheap) HP/Mellanox cards for a switchless, high-speed homelab configuration. I thought I knew what I was getting myself into when I ordered everything... however, I'm just now realizing after purchasing the equipment that it may not...
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    [Sold-out] G8264CS switch (48xSFP+ and 4xQSFP+) - $130.00 free shipping

    Basically I know nothing about this product. It seems to be nice only because of the ports for this price. There were few posts talking about similar model: G8264 of IBM, such as this thread. Lenovo bought this product line from IBM few years ago. For sure, this switch is heavy, noisy (maybe)...