CPE Ethernet switch suggestions

ML ml at kenweb.org
Thu Apr 1 10:04:25 CDT 2010

Lately I've been delivering triple play services over a single CAT5 drop
from a IDF to customers.  We have been using small SOHO switches but
they've been turning into a bit of a hassle since we have to stage each
switch before deployment.

I want remove the initial staging step by allowing the installer to just
plug the switch in and have the switch grab a config from a TFTP server
noted by a DHCP option.

Features that I would absolutely need for the switch to be viable:

IGMP Snooping
Dot1q VLAN tagging
Preferably 8-ports
A decent set of rate limiting options (5/10/20Mbps)
Extra bonus if it can also be PoE powered

Does anyone on list know of such a dream CPE device?

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