Gigabit switch worth having?

  wavesailor 12:16 15 Aug 2005
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Would I notice the difference if I changed our 5 10/100 mbps switches to the newer Gigabit switches. My network is 7 workstations sharing 2 gig broadband access, we operate from 4 separate buildings on a farm with max 75 metres between buildings. We share an Act6 database, an Access database and soon an EPOS system, we also transfer images across the network

  BigMoFoT 21:40 15 Aug 2005

Your question is simply yes!! You will notice a massive difference sharing files, software and data. Beleive me it makes a difference - Bear in mind that all your workstations will also need to be gigabit compliant i.e. a gigabit network card, either on-board or PCI. If you have this then give it a try between 2 workstations. The beuaty with gigabit ports is that you won't need a a cross-over cable to connect 2 workstations together, a standard patch cable will work fine...

  LastChip 01:59 16 Aug 2005

You will certainly see a big difference on any large file.

The downside; although it will run on CAT 5e cable, to get the absolute best out of it, you really need Cat 6.

Note: For the purposes of clarity, it will work on Cat 5e and there will be an improvement.

  wavesailor 08:48 16 Aug 2005

Anyone in the market for 5 nearly new 10/100 mbps netgear switches?

  Gaz 25 01:33 06 Sep 2005

Why not sell you old ones on ebay? :-D

If they are managed, I would buy one!

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