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Networks HUB/Switch Help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by PhsyCon, 17 Dec 2001.

  1. PhsyCon

    PhsyCon What's a Dremel?

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    Hey,
    Anyone recommend any good Hub/switches. Will be used at home AND at LAN partys. :) w00t Red Bull and Coffee all the way so needs to be reliable. heh
    I'd say around 8port min. 10/100 (i know 100 is now the standard but ... its a LAN party heh)

    Cheers.
     
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  2. PhsyCon

    PhsyCon What's a Dremel?

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  3. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    netgear are good
    so are 3com
     
  4. moose

    moose What's a Dremel?

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    For the most part, and the criteria you've specified.. any brand of device would do.

    I really would be more inclined to get a switch than a hub - especially if you dont want gaming to be affected while other people are doing file transfers when you're hosting/at a lan.
     
  5. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    yep, i'd agree with Moose about the switch :)
     
  6. Evilbob

    Evilbob What's a Dremel?

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    deffo get a switch, they dont cost that much more and are waaay better than hubs, if u want good value for money id go with netgear/dlink good reliable brands & good price, for top quality buy intel/3com but these usually have a hefty price tag id checkout http://www.dabs.com personally for this gear.
     
  7. PhsyCon

    PhsyCon What's a Dremel?

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    hehe ok
    HEHEHEHHE!!!!
    Look at santa!
     
  8. brianpodskalny

    brianpodskalny ladies night!

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    yes most certainly a switch as they are almost the same price as a hub. there really isnt much difference between most retail brands for hubs or switches that size.
     
  9. neon85

    neon85 What's a Dremel?

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    yay

    yay lan party ahh it will be good
     
  10. IsaacSibson

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    Netgear FS108 for £67 is hard to beat (dabs).

    8 port switch with uplink, auto 10/100 detection, and full duplex. I have one, as does my dad, and they provide very good performance, as well as being resonably priced, well made (metal casing) and cool looking (Blue....looks good on top of my Blue Dragon).
     
  11. Phil

    Phil What's a Dremel?

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    FS108 for £67's not bad, but you can get a near identical no-name branded switch for 45-50 elsewhere.

    but i won't tell you where i got mine because in my mind the company name is a 4 letter word associated with scumminess and crap
     
  12. PhsyCon

    PhsyCon What's a Dremel?

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    Welp thanks guys and gals, i got my switch.
    Netgear FS108 works like a dream
     
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