how to choose unmanaged switch?

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there are lot of unmanaged switch vendors, so choice is very difficult. can you recommend me. how to choose unmanaged switch?

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The answer depend on several factors.

Business or home use?
What capabilities do you need?

For business use:
Stick to the big boys: Cisco, HP, 3COM, Nortel, Extreme, etc. Although, if it is for business use, You’ll really want a managed switch.

For home use:
The consumer-grade switches: the ones you can buy at a retail store are fine; such as Linksys, Netgear, D-Link, etc.

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  • Sonotsky
    For business use, you should never rely on un-managed network devices. It's just asking for trouble. The exception to this would be for very small (
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  • Pingme11
    I agree. You do want to stick with a name brand. For a business network, managed switches make sense. I have had good luck with Cisco and 3Comm gear. Also, Dell has a managed switches in their 3300 series that is reasonably priced.
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  • Freejack
    The HP ProCurve series is also a good choice for a managed switch. They are quite reliable and very easy to manage.
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  • Irishjd
    If funding is an issue, you can not beat the new NetVanta 1000 series of switches. They offer most of the features of the big name vendors at a lower price. They offer 5-year warranties with FREE software upgrade for the life of the product. Check them out at: http://www.adtran.com/adtranpx/Rooms/DisplayPages/LayoutInitial?Container=com.webridge.entity.Entity%5BOID%5BC87E3A7BF2C8D711A78B00D0B72032D8%5D%5D Jon
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