> 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.