In wall switches

Matt Simmons standalone.sysadmin at
Tue Feb 16 17:26:27 UTC 2010

I'm going to be implementing some NJ220 switches. They are EOL, and
only 10/100, but their feature set is impressive for their size. I
wish they had more than one PoE port, since I'm using them to deploy
VoIP to a remote office, but in the end, this will be cheaper for us
than strapping a "real" PoE switch to each desk.

Normally, I'd have one large PoE switch centralized, but due to
building issues, it is impossible for us to run more wires up the 5
floors to our office from the central location, and it's cost
prohibitive to run horizontal wires. So we're stuck with this kludge.
I'm just glad it's an option, frankly.


On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 12:01 PM, Jeff Kell <jeff-kell at> wrote:
> On 2/16/2010 11:45 AM, Douglas K. Rand wrote:
>>> Does anyone know of anything like a small, but managed in wall switch?
>> We had looked at the 3com NJ90 for a deployment. We ended up pulling
>> more wire instead, but it was a cool device. It isn't managed. But from
>> the 3com page I see that they now have new devices, the NJ220 for
>> managed fast Ethernet, and a NJ2000 for gigE.
> We have a number of NS220s out there working fine, but they are either
> EOS/EOL or their clocks are ticking.
> There is the NJ2000 series, but they have "issues" with management and
> proper reporting (our network management gear can't quite properly
> manage them as the NJ220s).
> Jeff


LITTLE GIRL: But which cookie will you eat FIRST?
COOKIE MONSTER: Me think you have misconception of cookie-eating process.

More information about the NANOG mailing list