Selecting Best Switch For My Network

Muralikrishnan_1

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We are installing IPTV's & Access Points in a compound where we have 24 building and each building have 24 ports+ and 10+ users. Now we are just looking for reliable POE+ gigabit switch that we should configure to get the desirable results.
I was thinking for 2960 X PS-L but it is very costly so could anyone give me a alternative solution.
It will be a big help
 
It tends to not be that simple unfortunately.
First you must find your total PoE power budget. requiring PoE+ ports makes it quite a bit harder. It depends on the total need of all your AP combined. A switch for example that can power all 24 ports at 30watts is going to be massively more expensive than one that can power 4 port at 15 watts.

Next you need to have a switch that can run 10g uplinks like the cisco ones you have can. It depends on your application but you could exceed 1g uplinks with a lot of uncompressed video. You of course would need a large swicth with many 10g ports to connect these switches to.

If these are the only 2 requirements you have you likely can find netgear stuff that can do that. You have to be very careful to get a apples to apples comparison. Make sure for example it has SPF+ uplinks and the same power budget.

Part of the reason the cisco costs more is is has software support for feature you may not be using. Things like advanced 802.1x support for VoIP phones or some of the support for things like mulitcast.

HP switches tend to have most the features cisco ones do and are priced between the low end stuff like netgear and high end cisco.
 
It tends to not be that simple unfortunately.
First you must find your total PoE power budget. requiring PoE+ ports makes it quite a bit harder. It depends on the total need of all your AP combined. A switch for example that can power all 24 ports at 30watts is going to be massively more expensive than one that can power 4 port at 15 watts.

Next you need to have a switch that can run 10g uplinks like the cisco ones you have can. It depends on your application but you could exceed 1g uplinks with a lot of uncompressed video. You of course would need a large swicth with many 10g ports to connect these switches to.

If these are the only 2 requirements you have you likely can find netgear stuff that can do that. You have to be very careful to get a apples to apples comparison. Make sure for example it has SPF+ uplinks and the same power budget.

Part of the reason the cisco costs more is is has software support for feature you may not be using. Things like advanced 802.1x support for VoIP phones or some of the support for things like mulitcast.

HP switches tend to have most the features cisco ones do and are priced between the low end stuff like netgear and high end cisco.
 

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