[CentOS] [OT] Network switches

Tue Mar 24 15:58:17 UTC 2009
Chan Chung Hang Christopher <christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk>

> Tier 2 might have Dell Powerconnects and HP Procurves and Cisco 2000  
> series products. These are good stable well performing products and  
> are gobbled up in heaps by small and medium businesses. These are the  
> usual choice for small enterprises and come in managed and unmanaged,  
> layer 2 of layer 3, power over Ethernet of not or a combination of  
> those.
You can add D-Link to Tier 2. Managed, some come with PoE ports, yada 
yada. Heard of leaky HP switches? Double dealing D-Links? A long time 
ago, yes.
> Tier 3 contain your Linksys, DLink and Zyxel brand products. They  
> basically just get the job done, but might need reset every now and  
> then and probably can't run more then 2 ports at a full 1GBe  
> simultaneously. They are for home use and are prices as such. Some  
> will be better then others and some might be very good, but they are  
> not designed for business use and thus shouldn't be used as such.

You missed Surecom.