Sunday, September 27, 2020

Gigglebit Switch


Currently in my home office I am using an Extreme Networks Summit X450a-24t Managed Ethernet Switch, which is this sexy purple thing:

Extreme Networks 16151 Summit X450a-24t Manage Ethernet Switch SFP Core DML  - Dedicated Networks, Inc.


It's fast, and it works, but it's loud, and I'm currently only using 5 ports on it. The number of ports is the only reason it's there; I was previously using 6 ports, which was too many for the 5 port DLink gigabit wifi router I previously had there (which has since been redeployed elsewhere).

I'm not using VLANs, or monitoring, or redundant power, or protocol inspection, or MAC filtering, or port aggregation, or the 10 Gigabit SFP uplinks, or anything that requires a 128 Gigabit backplane, or.. anything really.

The noise of the fans in it is the only issue I have with it, because it's annoying, and especially when I'm on work conference calls, since my work laptop is basically sitting on top of it.

While thrifting today, I came across a "Netis ST3108G Unmanaged 8 Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch", for the princely sum of $5.99 ($6.76 CAD, including GST, PST, HST, and whatever else taxes and bullshit).

Looks like I got a good deal:


It's nothing to write home about (just on the Internet):