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Looking for a switch with rear ports

by jayyy445 / July 20, 2013 12:24 AM PDT


I'm looking for a switch with these specs :
- *rear* ports
- min. 8 port Gigabit RJ-45
- no SFP needed
- no PoE needed
- support for link aggregation
- prefer table model over rack mount

Can anyone suggest a model ?


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Clarification Request
Sorry but for years.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 20, 2013 12:39 AM PDT

If I needed the ports at the rear I would rotate the switch until the ports were where I wanted them.

Is this like that left handed screwdriver question?

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I see many at link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 20, 2013 12:50 AM PDT
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(NT) I see none that support link aggregation..
by jayyy445 / July 20, 2013 1:09 AM PDT
In reply to: I see many at link.
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For most apps and uses, not needed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 20, 2013 2:11 AM PDT

But as you found one, the search ends. It's a shame as once in a while you find a new networker and they chase after the slimmest of gains. I find the usual switched hub will work great.

Hey, your money.

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PS. Link, more comment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 20, 2013 2:20 AM PDT

"Microsoft Windows does support native link aggregation starting from Windows Server 2012."

There's more but imagine the new networker that shelled out for this and then flames everyone that it's not paying off.
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by jayyy445 / July 20, 2013 2:37 AM PDT

"For the previous Windows Server versions however, some manufacturers provide software for aggregation on their multiport NICs at the device-driver layer."

Ye olde networker needs a new pair of glasses..
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the customer is always right
by jayyy445 / July 20, 2013 2:24 AM PDT

I like to take advantage of my dual nic NAS and dual server class nic mobo..

no one actually *needs* 4-wheel drive, but it sure rides comfy

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It will be interesting to read how this turns out.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 20, 2013 2:34 AM PDT

I've encountered such clients before. They are insistent so you deliver the hardware and later they explode over how it didn't work out as good as they hoped. In fact, most NAS don't do this which is why we use a Linux box but you didn't reveal this.

That is, for 99.99%, you are burning up the dollars. But hey, your money.

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by jayyy445 / July 20, 2013 2:41 AM PDT

odd, my NAS is a linux box (busybox 1.01)

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I didn't know that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 20, 2013 8:40 AM PDT
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As to the Windows dual NIC. Having tried it with proprietary setups, your money, not mine.

Good luck!

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if you need help
by jayyy445 / July 20, 2013 4:07 PM PDT
In reply to: I didn't know that.

I'll explain you how I did it

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No need.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2013 12:38 AM PDT
In reply to: if you need help

I've been around the block a few times with writing router code in the 90's and embedded computing.

I've seen too many chase after such links and when they get them working they flame the supplier about how it didn't pay off. So I worry about such a system for most.

Good luck,

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