The specs indicate it runs SNMP, which is the only thing neccessary for MRTG type tools to work on it. But do you really want a netgear?
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Originally posted by crucialx I'd take a look at the Cisco 2924 or 2950, they are great switches, and you can get one for a great price of ebay. As for Netgear, I'd stay away from them if you possible.
And why would you do that. If it's an unmanaged switch then why do you care if it's netgear or not?
SNMP is pretty standard when you get into managed-switch-land, what I would definitely recommend is contacting your provider's engineering group and asking them what brand THEY use, pumping them for information on switches they have seen issues with/work perfectly, and scouring the web for interaction problems between the switch you want and the switch they have.
The company I work for uses Cisco Catalyst 6509's for our datacenter connections and I have seen plenty of issues with autonegotiate, so I don't recommend any switch that does not allow the manual setting of speed/duplex to any customers who ask my advice.
Some customers increment errors on their line on a constant basis (Usually when connected directly to an outdated NIC card or to an unmanaged switch/hub that will only autonegotiate) yet are still content due to the fact that they do not do heavy amounts of bandwidth. In that situation cheap is obviously best.
I got a Cisco 2924 XL-EN from my work still in the box for 300.00, They still havnt charged me for it though :|. But its got 22 10/100 ports and 2 100 Mbit Fiber Ports. I'm going to attempt to setup a MRTG some time today.
Originally posted by WebDogPro We are running a unmanaged switch right now and want to have MRTG would the below switch work?
ProSafe 24 Port 10/100 L2 Managed Stackable Switch with 2 Gigabit ports
That's a NetGear, isn't it?
I wouldn't go with them, I've had the worst experiences with NetGear products. They simply don't last very long. Don't be surprised if one day out of the blue the switch simply doesn't power on (happened to me several times w/ NetGear, never w/ any other switch manufacturer)
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