Richard W. Ernst
richard.ernst at bigfoot.com
Fri May 5 20:57:39 PDT 2000
Sol Schumer wrote:
> I subscribe to the Steering list, but not the main discussion lists (too
> much volume), so I'd like to ask Bob La Quey a question, which may have
> already been covered on one of the main lists.
> Without getting into the issue of the KPLUG finances, what level of switch
> are you in need of? That is 10/100 Mbps, Level 2/3, how many ports, types
> of ports RJ45, what protocols would it need to handle (IP), anything else
> that's important?
> Did you have a particular brand/model in mind? Maybe we could find someone
> to donate a switch once we know the specs. I may be able to help solicit
> vendors, but I'd need more info on the Beopup project to present to them.
I'm sure Darrel will answer as well, hopefully others as well.
We seem to need at least a 16 port, since we're over 8 already. I don't
know what Level 2/3 means, and I would assume it would utilize 10baseT,
RJ45 ports. Darrel, whomever, please correct if necessary. IP only, as
far as I know.
I was leaning towards just going for the 24 port Linksys brand (don't
have model or any other info yet), since it's not much more than a 16,
and only slightly more than two 8 ports and potential for connecting the
two switches together.
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