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 Post subject: what is the best brand switch to get
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:20 am 
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I'm wondering what is the best brand switch to get. I don't care for linksys.
What should I look for in a switch.

My Dsl modem qwest say that has a built in router. My dsl modem is a GT701.
So if it has a built in router do I still need to get both the router and the switch at the sametime or can I just only get the switch.


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If you already have a router, then to expand your network all you need are one or more switches. I haven't really tested different brands of switches, so I can't really recommend what might be the *best*. Besides, switches have become a fairly generic commodity item, at least when you're talking about the type for SOHO (Small Office Home Office) networks. My only real recommendation is for switches supporting gigabit Ethernet, stay away from those offering only 100Mbit speeds. Scott.


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Yes, gigabit switches are backward compatible with 10/100 network cards.


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