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Need help picking a switch

I don't know that specific model but generally speaking, TP-Link makes quite good networking equipment so you should be alright there.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello all, 

 

I've never owned a switch before just mostly wireless routers. 

 

I'm looking for a 8+ port switch that's user friendly but at the same time I can learn from it. 

 

I'm kind of a ASUS fan boy since most of my routers have been that brand. 

 

Any suggestions would be great. 

 

My budget is 200 or less, maybe 250 if it's the perfect fit. 

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Do you actually need the management features of a higher end switch? Because if you literally just want to connect a bunch of devices to each other, you should be fine with a $30 unmanaged switch.


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Just now, toasty6776 said:

Do you actually need the management features of a higher end switch? Because if you literally just want to connect a bunch of devices to each other, you should be fine with a $30 unmanaged switch.

I mean I wouldn't mind some advanced features, but plug and play sounds nice. 

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2 minutes ago, Gigawatt said:

I mean I wouldn't mind some advanced features, but plug and play sounds nice. 

Advanced features would include VLANs (more of an enterprise feature) and link bonding but most people don't really need those features for personal use. You do also get the ability to monitor the traffic that comes through the switch (that is quite interesting, I admit) but I don't think it's worth paying literally triple or even more for the switch.


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1 minute ago, toasty6776 said:

Advanced features would include VLANs (more of an enterprise feature) and link bonding but most people don't really need those features for personal use. You do also get the ability to monitor the traffic that comes through the switch (that is quite interesting, I admit) but I don't think it's worth paying literally triple or even more for the switch.

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This kind of sounds right up my ally. 

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I don't know that specific model but generally speaking, TP-Link makes quite good networking equipment so you should be alright there.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, toasty6776 said:

I don't know that specific model but generally speaking, TP-Link makes quite good networking equipment so you should be alright there.

Thanks for all your help Toasty!

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2 minutes ago, Gigawatt said:

Thanks for all your help Toasty!

You are quite welcome!

 


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