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  • What PoE switches do you use?

    We will be installing a Shoretel system in a couple of months but I need to replace a dead 48 port switch with a new one and was wondering what everyone else uses for PoE switches? Netgear? Linksys? DLink? Cisco?

    I'll start by saying I have not had good luck with the Netgear products lately so they are on the bottom of my list. I am looking at 2 of the Linksys SGE2000P switches and was wondering if anyone else has used them?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Plumcrazy09; 01-19-2008, 04:05 PM.

  • #2
    We like Procurve and Enterasys switches. It depends on what you need, managed or unmanaged switches.
    -LC

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    • #3
      I've installed Extreme, Cisco, Dell, and in one case, Power Dsine gigabit midspans. We do mostly Dell, they have held up well. I've only had one go bad in 2 years, after a bad storm, and Dell replaced it no questions asked.

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      • #4
        Charles - You got a model # for those Dell's?

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        • #5
          Here are the latest

          http://www.dell.com/content/products...=04&l=en&s=bsd

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          • #6
            Thanks Charles. I think I might try the Linksys PoE's and see how they work. Seem like a pretty good product.

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            • #7
              We use D-Link DES1228P. They've worked pretty well for the past six months. Don't know about their reputation.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by LonnieBear
                We use D-Link DES1228P. They've worked pretty well for the past six months. Don't know about their reputation.

                We've installed a number of switches over the years and ultimately, given the high importance of voice to almost every business, implement only enterprise grade solutions. We've done Dell implementations and have had freaky problems with them. For us, they need to be on the gartner magic quadrant to even be considered and they need to have a strong track record and do QOS in hardware (a lot of lower end switches do it in software, so on high load, it is basically ineffective).

                We have strategic alliances with HP Procurve (our "lower" cost solution), Foundry Networks (our high end... they can really pump serious bandwidth for large multi-building campus environments with lots of 10Gb), Enterasys (their dynamic policy management satisfies the needs for security conscious environments) and Juniper.

                We are pretty much exclusively Juniper on the WAN side as they just mop the floor with the competition (guess that is how it works when you come from the carrier level down).

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                • #9
                  we use Foundry FastIron SuperX switches. Very nice 1G-E.

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                  • #10
                    At my office install, we're using Dell 3448P and 3424P switches internconnected via fiber optic and a 6024F layer 3 switch at the top. No problems.

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                    • #11
                      We're using Linksys SRW224Ps in our remote offices (5-15 employees) and they work fine.

                      In our HQ, where we're using vlans, QoS, etc, we've got Cisco 3K & 4K series switches.

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                      • #12
                        Switches

                        We are using Adtran switches. Love the support team at adtran.

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                        • #13
                          I am also using the Dell 3448P, 3424P and 6024F. They are really easy to configure and manage.

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                          • #14
                            We are using adtran 1224ST's and love them. With a 5 year warranty and great support, how can you go wrong?

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                            • #15
                              Adtran

                              I thought about acting like we had problems with our switches just to talk to the lovely ladies at adtran with the heavy Mississippi accents.

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