[plug] Network Cable Fest Update

James Henstridge james at jamesh.id.au
Mon Feb 25 01:24:27 UTC 2013

On Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 10:23 PM, Euan de Kock <euan at dekock.net> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> A special thank you to everyone who helped out with the cabling session at
> Spacecubed this weekend - really fantastic effort (I'd say Awesome , but I'd
> have to put money in Bret's "Awesome Jar").
> Thanks, Craig, Jason, Michael, Kevin, Bret, Luke, James and Nick (in no
> special order) you guys really put in the hard yards this weekend!
> We have managed to fully wire up 20 network points fully, including ducting,
> patch panel cabinet, all wires everything. Really good effort.
> We have a few minor issues to still complete - choosing a gigbit capable
> switch, installing it and fixing two points that failed compliance testing
> at the patch panel end.
> I'd like to get some suggestions for a suitable switch - 24port, 1000base
> capable, and less that 250mm deep. There is also an intent to put power over
> ethernet - I'm not sure what impact this has on our selection criteria -
> advice please.

As a starting point, the following might be worth suggesting to them:


It is listed as 207mm deep, so should fit easily.  Looking at a price
comparison site, it looks like it can be bought for around $220.  It
doesn't have any management capability or power over ethernet, but
might be useful as a baseline when comparing other options.

Netgear don't seem to offer PoE until you hit their smart switch range:


This one seems to exceed the available depth by 7mm though, so may not
be an option.  Perhaps some other vendor has a more appropriate model.


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