Difference in Switches: Linksys and Alcatel-Lucent

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I need to set up a network with over 100 workstations. When I asked 2 vendors (Alcatel-Lucent and Linksys), both provided the switches I wanted, but the price difference is huge. Thinking positively, there must be something that makes the price differs a lot. But what? What is the consequences if I use a cheaper alternative? What is the threshold when to use the cheaper one and when to use the more expensive one? Thx

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Alcatel-Lucent, Linksys
ASKED: October 27, 2010  5:18 PM
UPDATED: February 8, 2011  9:36 PM

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I think it is like buying Cisco vs no brand switch. there will be that difference there.

is your switch just a normal / dumb switch or can ..?

prices of switches varies depending on what it can do, like Layer 2 or Layer 3…

for my side we use cheaper switches to connect all the pc’s together and so far there isn’t any problem with it yet.

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I prefer to know that I have a quality product that comes with world-class tech support if needed..

If the Cisco enterprise devices (1841, 2960′s, etc) are way too pricey, then I’d look into the Cisco Small business devices ( the RV082, WRVS4400n routers or the SLM-series, SF/G300 switches) – all come with Cisco-level support and cost alot less, but still allow you to do a great deal of the “regular” IOS device functions..

It boils down to what you need, how much you want to invest, and what kind of support you’re looing for – just keep in mind, you get what you pay for…

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