[plug] gigabit switch recommendations

Paul Del p at delfante.it
Mon Nov 17 10:55:57 UTC 2014

I kept it pretty simple because as long as it's faster than a single port I
would be happy
If I can get the speed of 2x gigabit ports that would be excellent
I have the linksys and tp link switch, but would like to compare it to
another brand for the trunking/bonding

it's only really for use on my home office LAN with a few clients and 2x
NAS boxes and they do bonding on dual gigabit ports also

I saw the mode balance-rr and that was the first one I was trying
I will just be going point to point also.

thanks for the advice. I will test round robin mode and check the LACP
options in my switch

On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 5:02 PM, Brad Campbell <brad at fnarfbargle.com> wrote:

> On 17/11/14 16:47, Paul Del wrote:
>> Hey guys
>> Any recommendations for a gigabit switch brand/type?
>> My requirements are
>> gigabit Ethernet
>> 16x ports
>> needs to be rack mount
>> budget is $500 max
>> main thing I require is link aggregation/port trunking
>> for bonding to get greater speeds/throughput in Debian
> You really, really need to quantify what "get greater speeds" means. If
> you mean you want one connection to use more than one links bandwidth then
> you are pretty much SOL with a switch. If you have 30 heavy duty clients
> and you need more than one uplink to a NAS then you will probably be ok.
> If you want more than one links worth of bandwidth then you need to use
> something like round-robin and that is pretty much not compatible with
> switches. I do it here to get 3G between machines, but it's strictly point
> to point. You won't get it to switch efficiently at all.

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