switch choice

Microsoft Office 2007 small business
May 20, 2010 at 07:31:24
Specs: XP PROFFESSIONAL, 2 GB
Hi guys there,Am faced with a dilemma of making a choice between the following two switches;

cisco catalyst 2950 24 ports with two 100Base-FX fiber ports and where the 24 ports are 10/100 mbps

and

cisco SLM 2024 where the 24 ports are 10/100/1000 mbps put has 2 mini-Gigic ports.

Of the 2 switches i would like to use fiber cable.Interms of functionality,which one best fit me?


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#1
May 20, 2010 at 08:51:50
Why Cisco?

They're not the only good switches out there and believe me, there are some real good ones that are less expensive to buy, and, you won't get skinned on support like you do with Cisco.

When deciding on what equipment to buy the FIRST consideration is your needs. So, before anyone can give you an opinion on what to buy, they need to know your requirements first.


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#2
May 20, 2010 at 12:07:54
Well thanks for your interest in my support.What the matter is that I have the two named switches already at hand.Any one can work for me.I have to choose one between them.which is more "powerful" ?

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#3
May 20, 2010 at 13:37:50
Ok that makes sense. You're not actually buying new switches, you're choosing between two you already have on hand.

I've worked with 2950's. The exact same model you mention above. In fact, I have four sitting here in my office right now.

Considering the 2950 is only 100 Mbps to the desktop, I'd wager the better one of the two is the other one. I'm not familiar with it at all, but if I were facing your choice, I can promise you I'd hit Cisco's website and research the spec's on both before choosing. I'm pretty sure I'd go with the 2024 though be cause of the 1000 Mbps to the desktop.


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#4
May 22, 2010 at 09:15:43
That's great.I had already jumped to 2024 one.The only bother was the 2 mini-GBIC slots for fiber and do not know their throughput on fiber but will research.

Know the switch is on but i have seen something strange this afternoon.when i connect my laptop from my office the network cable(RJ-45) from wall sockets complains that it's unplucked.Though from the patch panel network runs at 1000 mbps.Another computer runs well both at my office and patch panel.Desktop computer also refuses to recognize RJ-connection from the wall socket in my office.

My bother is why is one of the laptop working so well at both places and the rest refuses.I have reinstalled drivers again and no progress?


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#5
May 25, 2010 at 08:14:24
That's great.I had already jumped to 2024 one.The only bother was the 2 mini-GBIC slots for fiber and do not know their throughput on fiber but will research.

ummm...GBIC = Gigabit interface converter , so, the bandwidth capability of a GBIC is obviously, 1000 Mbps (ie: 1 Gb)

Know the switch is on but i have seen something strange this afternoon.when i connect my laptop from my office the network cable(RJ-45) from wall sockets complains that it's unplucked.Though from the patch panel network runs at 1000 mbps.Another computer runs well both at my office and patch panel.Desktop computer also refuses to recognize RJ-connection from the wall socket in my office.

This could be a bad cable, a bad NIC on the compute, or possibly a bad port on the switch. You'll have to troubleshoot each until you figure out what the problem is. I'd start with the cables.



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