[Gllug] Ethernet switch recommendation

Chris Bell chrisbell at 3966.ukfsn.org
Tue Dec 1 19:12:47 UTC 2009

On Sat 28 Nov, Richard Jones wrote:
> My 4 port so-called "gigabit" Netgear switch is now down to 2
> fullyworking ports.  It's rubbish anyway, since it slows down to 10
> Base-T speeds as soon as any non-standard traffic flows over it
> (eg. multicast).
> So I'm looking for a 16 port, good quality, gigabit ethernet switch
> which isn't consumer grade junk, and I'm prepared to spend a bit of
> money on it too.  What should I be looking for?
> Rich.

   One thing you should be looking for is faulty connections on your local
mains, including especially the earth connections, to make sure that you do
not have large earth currents. Network connections should be fairly well
protected, although they might be sensitive to spikes.

Chris Bell www.chrisbell.org.uk (was www.overview.demon.co.uk)
Microsoft sells you Windows ... Linux gives you the whole house.

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