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Anav
Sarcastic Llama? Naw, Just Acerbic
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join:2001-07-16
Dartmouth, NS
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reply to GlennH

Re: New home build - need some advice/recommendations

Unmanaged two options. At the unmanaged level I dont think you will find any major vendors products are that not good enough for the job. If you want a managed switch that would entail a bit more research and cost.

»www.amazon.com/ZyXEL-GS1100-16-G···l+switch

»www.amazon.com/ZyXEL-GS1100-24-2···_sim_e_3
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LlamaWorks Equipment

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join:2003-11-20
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reply to GlennH

just make sure you don't overdo laying out all those cables like what this guy did...

»My addition will take almost 2 miles of Cat 6

7 outlets x 4 cat6 = 28 cat6 in just one room..not even counting the coax....


HELLFIRE
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join:2009-11-25
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reply to GlennH

said by GlennH:

in let's say 25 words or less, what are the advantages to someone with a straightforward setup like mine in flashing the router with either DD-WRT or Tomato?

I'll give it to you in ten : Control, Functionality, Flexibility. Beyond what runs in stock vendor firmware.

No specifc recommendations for switches -- it really comes down to the level of functionalty and control you want.
The two key areas I'd look for are the aforementioned jumbo frames (max is 9K size frames, but there's no "official"
definition of jumbo, so read the datasheets), and warranty period. Everything on top is gravy.

Regards


GlennH
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join:2004-02-12
Golden, CO
reply to GlennH

Thanks very much! I appreciate all the help & advice!