need your suggestion about switch

Brian Feeny bfeeny at
Sat Nov 7 18:37:19 UTC 2009

What I am gathering is that you are looking to by a off brand switch?

If this is the case, then I would argue reliability and speed aren't  
important to you, but rather price, so go for what you can afford I  

If you lack the knowledge to purchase a switch or test it properly, I  
would hire a professional services company that can do this for you  
and stand by their product/decisions.
Of course, that would be expensive, and sort of goes against buying a  
cheap switch in the first place.

Most vendors that you should be shopping in the first place, publish  
data on their switches that is a decent guide to performance at a  
distance.  Just make sure your comparing apples to apples
(packet sizes, features, etc).  There are also some independent tests  
you can find such as miercom.


On Nov 7, 2009, at 12:21 PM, Deric Kwok wrote:

> Hi
> I am requested to get not brand list switch
> how can I test it? any software or methods
> eg:
> reliable
> speed
> or any need
> Thank you so much

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