Gigabit + 10Gb Switches under $550

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  1. aero

    aero Active Member

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    +1 for the T1700G-28TQ.

    pros:
    - The fanless silence is deafening :)
    - It readily accepted the generic DACs I had sitting around.
    - The CLI is relatively cisco-like, with tab completion and ? to see command options.
    - web GUI is also pretty good
    - dual flash images (primary + backup), in case a firmware update goes awry

    cons:
    - I absolutely hate the vlan configuration syntax. It does not have a concept of access (only untagged traffic) vs 802.1q trunk ports (only tagged traffic + PVID). The switchport type is "general" and then you must specify which vlans tagged and/or untagged, + PVID. This just makes for extra typing. For traditional access port behavior you must specify the PVID to be the vlan you desire, and untagged egress of the vlan you desire.

    *edit 1 more con - no console port
     
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  2. Jon Massey

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    Recently got an Aruba S2500: 24pt gigabit PoE +4 SPF+. Loud at startup, but quietens down quickly.

    Bargain at £125
     
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  3. cheezehead

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    How's the power consumption? I'm seeing a 180w PSU on the non-POE version and a 580w on the POE versions. In the US, i'm seeing a number of these in the $115-160 range.
     
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    Where ?

    Chris
     
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  5. Jon Massey

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    No idea on power as I don't have a power meter. I got mine on eBay UK with a lowball offer

    Sent from my A0001 using Tapatalk
     
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  6. Occamsrazor

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    It's a couple months since the last post... Just wondering if there are any new options or deals, especially in Europe. I'm thinking about a rackmount 16-24 port gigabit switch with 2-4 SFP+ ports for homelab use. Currently running 2 x Netgear GS110TP and looking for an upgrade. Considering the TP-LINK T1700G-28TQ or Netgear GC728X (though not convinced about the cloud aspect, although it seems optional).
     
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  7. kroem

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    Mikrotik CSS326-24G-2S+RM or CRS326-24G-2S+RM?
     
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  8. Craash

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    I just added a 2nd T1700G-28TQ to my network. For the money (current under $300), I still think it's the best thing going for 4 spf+ and FANLESS.
     
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  9. Occamsrazor

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    Thanks. I have been looking at some of these Microtiks but was reading about non-support of LACP, which I need. Is that the case?

    It does indeed look like good value for money and tempting. I would want to connect currently to my Netgear GS110TP with 1G connection and later upgrade to 10G. Long-shot but anyone have an idea if it would work with 3rd-Party Netgear compatible AGM731F SFP modules? I don't want to crash this thread so have posted a separate one for a switch recommendation. Thanks.

    BTW if any potential purchasers are wondering about the Web GUI interface I found this emulator:

    https://www.tp-link.com/resources/simulator/T1700G-28TQ(UN)1.0_Emulator/Index.htm
     
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  10. SamDabbers

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    SwOS does support LACP on these models.

    The documents indicate that it will support 1G SFP modules, and it doesn't seem to have a whitelist. I'm using SFP+ modules from FS.com flashed for Intel cards with my T1700G-28TQ and they work fine.
     
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  11. Lost-Benji

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    My 2 cents worth, UniFi works great for cheap networking and central management is even better.
     
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  12. psannz

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    Mikrotik just released its new CRS-328-24P-4S+RM @ 379$

    The main difference to the previous CRS-328-24G-2S+-RM is that it gives you an additional 2 SFP+ 1/10G ports on top of the PoE at/af/passive output on all 24 1G RJ45 ports with a total power budget of 450W.

    Seeing as RouterOS 6.41 introduced proper hardware acceleration with further improvements in the current release candidate version 6.42rc I very much tempted to snag up a few of them.
    Sadly, the L3 performance sucks on this one as well. Seems to top out just under 1Gbit in routing performance....

    MikroTik
     
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  13. neggles

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    Again, just like with the CRS326, the switching is wirespeed but Layer-3 hardware acceleration (HW accel routing) is limited to 1Gbps. Routing is all handled by the management processor, which only has a 1Gbps connection to the rest of the switch core;

    [​IMG]

    RouterOS v7 (whenever that happens to land - will be 2020 at this rate) will bring support for HW-accelerated routing features, and they may appear in ROS V6 before then, but until that happens you should consider all of the CRS series to be layer-2 switches with a built-in WAN router (ie for your internet connection) - not smart layer-3 switches.
     
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  14. Occamsrazor

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    QSW-1208-8C price is 400 GBP in SPAN. Looks like budget friendly option.
     
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  17. cayou2000

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    Hi looking for a 4+ SFP+ quiet Switch i will read the entire post to have an idea of the available models...
     
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  18. Evan

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    Popular model here that’s fanless and cheap, T1700G-28TQ
    Or there is a new mikrotik that’s also fanless with 4 sfp+
     
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  19. cayou2000

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    Indeed very cheap in price only 229€ in france and seems to have been seen lower than 200€
    I am under investigation to know if the latest mikrotik are fanless or at least smart fan managed.
    the new refs with 4sfp+ are
    CRS328-24P-4S+RM
    CRS354-48G-4S+2Q+
    CRS354-48P-4S+2Q+
    CRS305-1G-4S+IN

    The P versions have POE so might not be fanless.
     
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  20. Evan

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    Not many ports but you would pretty much have to assume by the size (and the fact 4 x SFP+ is not s big heat load) that the CRS305-1G-4S+IN is fanless.
    Dual DC input is kind of a gimmick you would think but interesting idea for a small switch.

    Looks like a great home lab high speed switch for just backend switching between a few servers
     
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