Getting cheap cisco 1900s and enterprise upgrade kits
Theres a boatload of old standard edition 1900s that we have in place, but we want to set up VLAN trunking. One option is to purchase the "upgrade" kit, but this seems to run about $300 (much more than the price of a new enterprise grade 1900 switch).
Does anyone know of where to look for a lot (around 100) either enterprise grade cisco 1900s or upgrade kits for cheap?
I believe the 1900 also only does ISL tagging. Many new switches are not compatible with this, and only do 802.1Q. Even some Cisco platforms, for example the 2950-series, do not support the older ISL vlan encapsulation these days.
Originally posted by crnc Don't bother. the 1900s can only support 4 VLANs anyway. Make the step up to Cisco w, you wont regret it.
See, price is a major major consideration since this is for a university.
Fortunitly the central switches do support ISL tagging. Doing a complete overhaul to some-what modern tech was pegged at around 2.5 million CAD, and the budget for that just doesnt exist. As I recall, the 1900s can support more than 4 VLANs with the enterprise grade software, not that it matters we just need 3 VLANs.