which switch is sutable

March 2, 2012 at 05:05:24
Specs: Windows 7
I have 2 buildings and one building we have 16 + 16 + 24 [ in one building ] and same in second building 16 +16+24 ,
so one wan line is also present in 1st building where i attached 24 port switch , now i am planning to attached two buildings together
so i want one 24 port switch with routing , which switch i used on first building . which cisco model is sutable ? plz suggest

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March 2, 2012 at 07:16:27
Okay, I'm not sure I completely understand your requirements.

If the "16+16+24" is the number of users in each buliding then your total users is: 56 and a 24 port switch will not provide enough ports.

Second, Cisco isn't the only game in town. If you shop around you'll probably find a good switch that will do everything a cisco does and will cost less initially and also, will cost less to support long run. Also, it will probably be easier to configure.

Having said that, if one of your requirements is routing on the switch then you need a Layer 3 switch. As to which one in particular, I can't see that it really matters as long as it's an L3 switch and you know how to manage and configure it.

In a nutshell you need:
1) To have sufficient ports for the number of users and network capable devices (ie: printers, scanners, etc) that will be connected in each building
2) To be able to route on the switch (again, that's a Layer 3 switch)
3) To be able to configure and manage your switches

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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March 9, 2012 at 22:58:29
cisco is best... no one can compete...other products are for home use...

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