EnGenius EGS5110P 8-Port Gigabit PoE+ Smart Switch with 2 Gigabit SFP $128

unclerunkle

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Hi everyone, thought I would share a good deal that I came across recently if you are looking for a poe switch. I needed 8 ports for some security cams, and this was perfect.

Newegg is selling it for $180: EnGenius EGS5110P 8-Port Gigabit PoE+ (802.3af/at) Smart Switch with 2 SFP Ports - Newegg.com
  • 8 Gigabit PoE+ Ethernet Ports & 2 SFP Ports
  • IEEE 802.3af/at Support on All Ports
  • 130W PoE Budget
  • 802.1Q VLAN & Port-base VLAN
  • Bandwidth Control and Storm Control
  • Port Trunking & Port Mirroring
Notice the 130 watt total poe power. Pretty good compared to some I've seen. To get more, the price seems to double. Only issue appears to be a loud 40mm fan which I'm not sure I can get away from anyway as the power supply is built-in.

The deal I found was via Ebay. Used the make an offer and shot over $100 (w/$28 for shipping). Seller auto-accepted - may be able to get this for less even.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/EnGenius-EG...mart-Switch-with-2-Gigabit-SFP-/181737651974?
Seller appears to be the Ubiquiti eBay account, and the item ships from Latvia so worst cast scenario it ships with the wrong electrical plug. Also, I forgot to try it, but you may be able to use the $15 off $100 ebay promo C15FATHERSDAY when checking out to get it for even less.
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On a closely related note I have one of these on order:

ZyXEL GS1900-8HP Managed 8 Port PoE+ Web Managed Switch - Newegg.com

$128 new from Newegg and Amazon (at this writing). s/b here in a day or so. On the plus side it's fanless. On the minus side it's a lower 70 watt budget, a newish model without much of a track record. The power is plenty for me, nothing I'm driving takes over 7 watts so I could load up all 8 ports and still have some headroom.

If I find anything particularly noteworthy, positive or negative, I'll post a followup, but I don't tend to use many managed switch features beyond LACP and port-based vlans so I'm probably not the guy for an in-depth feature review.
 
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I like my Zyxel routers, I got a switch too but haven't played with it yet. Their GUI is rather nice IMHO :)
 

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Just closed on a deal for an Engenius EGS2110P for $100.

Looks like the bigger brother (more POE under hood) is a good deal right now (69.99 1 bid) as well if it goes for the right price...

EnGenius EGS5110P 8 Port Gigabit Poe Smart Switch with 2 Gigabit SFP Rackmount | eBay

I wanted small footprint in my office and I only intend to power two POE devices (7960 cisco voip and cisco AP) that is w/in the POE budget of the EGS2110P. Hello retiring a 24 port 10/100 3750 POE switch that is buggin' me in my office.

LOL, same guy I got mine from...he must be sittin on a few.

EnGenius EGS2108P 8 Port Gigabit Smart Switch w 4 Port Poe 61 6W Budget | eBay

Minus 2 SFP+ ports, meh
 

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I have a couple Netgear GS110TP that are pretty similar. Lifetime warranty is nice, also has an undocumented ciscoish telnet interface on tcp 60000.
 
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I wish mine were v2!! Other than that loving my NetGear ones too.
 

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This thing is a POS, sonofab|tch, should have gone HP Procurve 2520-8G-PoE or 2530-8G-PoE and just boned up...more of a hassle than anything else, POE ports DO NOT seem to work/pwr my devices (1200 cisco Ap and 7960 voip ph). Having a helluva time getting tagged ports to play nice and pass my vlan's as well from my procurve. Garbage!

I'll beat on it for a bit and see if I change my mind but NOT impressed so far. If the POE functionality does not work it's pretty much a show-stopper for me to begin with. 16 watts max per port...dunno fi i am exceeding that...off to RTFM...YEA!!!story of my life.

SMFH :-(
 

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This thing is a POS, sonofab|tch, should have gone HP Procurve 2520-8G-PoE or 2530-8G-PoE and just boned up...more of a hassle than anything else, POE ports DO NOT seem to work/pwr my devices (1200 cisco Ap and 7960 voip ph). Having a helluva time getting tagged ports to play nice and pass my vlan's as well from my procurve. Garbage!

I'll beat on it for a bit and see if I change my mind but NOT impressed so far. If the POE functionality does not work it's pretty much a show-stopper for me to begin with. 16 watts max per port...dunno fi i am exceeding that...off to RTFM...YEA!!!story of my life.

SMFH :-(
Aironet 1200 APs and 7960 phones both use Cisco prestandard poe...
 
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Aironet 1200 APs and 7960 phones both use Cisco prestandard poe...
Yessir, just researhed this as well early this morning, tied the crossover cable trick, no luv.

Ordered up a Procurve 2520-8G, hopefully this does the trick w/ a cross-over cable otherwise I am hunting down new voip phones (I head the 7941G/7961G use 802.3af std and not inline-prw/pre-std garbage.
 
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