2.5Gbps L2+ PoE Switch Options


New Member
Mar 21, 2021

I've been searching for a low cost replacement for my homes core switch, a Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch 8 150W, to upgrade my home network to 2.5Gbps. I've been looking for a few months, and I've not found much. I'm hoping the fine folks here can help! The features I care most about are:

* Line speed L3 static routing
* L3 hardware ACL (don't need many)
* DHCP Relay
* PoE+ (802.3at)
* At least 8 ports
* Local management (as in not cloud managed)
* IPv6 support

Like to have features include:

* QoS
* 10Gbps SFP+ uplinks that'll drive 10GBase-T modules or combo ports

The _only_ "reasonably" priced switch I've come across is Planet Technology model MGS-5220-8P2X (MGS-5220-8P2X L2+ 8-Port 2.5G 802.3at PoE + 2-Port 1G/10G SFP+ Managed Multi-Gigabit Switch - Planet Technology USA). This is still twice what I was hoping to spend...

Is this a good brand? I've never heard of them before. Are there any other brands or models that offer something similar?