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Q: I am looking for model numbers for 3 cisco switches ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: I am looking for model numbers for 3 cisco switches
Category: Computers > Hardware
Asked by: sherpaj-ga
List Price: $8.00
Posted: 05 May 2005 14:19 PDT
Expires: 04 Jun 2005 14:19 PDT
Question ID: 518231
I am looking for model numbers and ballpark pricing for 3 cisco switches.

These should be simple, unmanaged, plug and play switches.  Nothing
high end or fancy.  They must be Cisco though.

One should be a 10/100/1000 switch with 12 ports.
one should be a 10/100/1000 switch with 24 ports
One should be a 10/1000 switch with 24 ports.

Thanx in advnce

Request for Question Clarification by maniac-ga on 05 May 2005 17:46 PDT
Hello Sherpaj,

Please clarify the statement
  "They must be Cisco"

Based on this, I assume you want something like a Catalyst 2950 switch
and not one of the Linksys ones (now part of Cisco). Please confirm.

Also, you ask for
  One should be a 10/1000 switch with 24 ports
Should this be a 10/100 switch with 24 ports?


Clarification of Question by sherpaj-ga on 05 May 2005 21:29 PDT
When i said "One should be a 10/1000 switch with 24 ports." I meant 10/100.

Linksys won't work. must be labled cisco.

Request for Question Clarification by maniac-ga on 06 May 2005 19:12 PDT
Hello Sherpaj,

To have the "Cisco" label alone will get you a managed switch. For example,
  Cisco 2950 (24 port 10/100 switch) runs about $700 and includes a
management interface
For comparison
  Linksys (a division of Cisco Systems) EtherFast 4124 24-Port 10/100
runs about $120
If it is really worth it to your customer, I can certainly locate a
  10/100 24 port switch
  10/100/1000 24 port switch
with the Cisco label on them but the price is quite a bit higher for a
lot more capability. But if it was my money, I would buy Linksys (just
like Cisco did) and save the extra for something else.

In my searches, Cisco does not offer a 12 port switch unless it is a
high end unit with lots of capability beyond basic switching. There
used to be some, but they are "end of life" and no longer sold.

Please advise how to proceed.

Clarification of Question by sherpaj-ga on 06 May 2005 21:32 PDT
Would you mind giving me both cisco and linksys.  I'll add a $3 tip.

Subject: Re: I am looking for model numbers for 3 cisco switches
Answered By: maniac-ga on 07 May 2005 19:26 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Sherpaj,

For the 10/100 24 port switch

Cisco Catalyst® 2950-24
described as a standalone, fixed-configuration, managed 10/100 switch
providing user connectivity for small to mid-sized networks. This
wire-speed desktop switch comes with Standard Image (SI) software

Pricing starting at about $400 at

Linksys EtherFast® 4124 24-Port 10/100 Ethernet Switch
described as full duplex data transfer and dedicated bandwidth.  It
features non-blocking, wire-speed switching that forwards packets as
fast as your network can deliver them....

Pricing starting at about $100 at

12 port 10/100/1000 switch

  none really available unless a really high end device

Linksys EtherFast 12-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch
described as a 12 port device with "non blocking" switching on all 12 ports. 

Pricing starts at about $800 at

24 port 10/100/1000 switch

Cisco Catalyst 2970G-24T-E
described as ideal for high-performance departmental workgroups and
small enterprise branch offices that need to boost network performance
over existing Category 5 copper cabling....

Pricing starts at about $2700 (less for refurbished) at

Linksys 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch
described as that you can upgrade your high-requirement workstations
to full Gigabit speeds as necessary, while continuing to service other
clients at their current speeds.

Pricing starts at about $400 at

Hmm. The pricing for this (SR2024) is less than the EF3512. I did a
better search of the Linksys site and there is an SR2016 (16 port) is
about $300.

Search phrases included:
  cisco 24 10/100 switch
  linksys 24 10/100 switch
  cisco 12 10/100/1000 switch
  linksys 12 10/100/1000 switch
  cisco 24 10/100/1000 switch
  linksys 24 10/100/1000 switch
to google and then using the company and model names to froogle to look up prices.

Glad to help you and I hope you work goes well.

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