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Great and all, assuming you don't care about your power bill. One of these will probably average 2-4 watts.. an enterprise switch (particularly an old one) will use *substantially* more.
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If you're running a decent router or even a nice pfsense setup etc, a unmanaged switch probably still great, you can still control the clients connected using the router. Obviously this really depends on your setup, but with a decent router you have a lot of control. if you're using this outside of a home setup or don't have management above then depending on the situation managed might be better. In my experience very rarely have I pushed the max throughput on my router (I do have more of a prosumer setup for the router currently), I plan on building a new router soon though. I have roughly 35 devices wired/wireless and multiple wireless APs setup and it seems to work well, I wouldn't recommend a garbage router provided by your cable company though controlling the routing of an unmanaged switch Smilie

Don't get me wrong, managed is nice, but in a home setup I don't think there will be much real world difference, unless you're always maxing throughput between local clients. The only reason I've been holding on making a router is I am waiting on gigabit Internet (so close too...). Currently at 300mbit though, so I guess I can't complain too much

So tl;Dr I think unmanaged is fine for most home networks, assuming that the router setup is good
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If you don't mind used, craigslist and ebay are loaded with decommissioned, older, corporate switches. You can get professional, 16/24/48 port, managed switches for $20-$40. Original prices $600+. Do your research first, though, some have fans and are not suited for home office use. Unless you put them in the basement/garage where the noise won't bother you.
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Good deal and reminds me I need to check if I have any ports open / need a 16 port (I didn't, so I do Wink ) However be warned if you're thinking of going IPv6 on your internal network, this switch (and most of their affordable switches which advertise QoS will (likely never) support it. Look instead at the "dumb" switches...
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If you don't mind used, craigslist and ebay are loaded with decommissioned, older, corporate switches. You can get professional, 16/24/48 port, managed switches for $20-$40. Original prices $600+. Do your research first, though, some have fans and are not suited for home office use. Unless you put them in the basement/garage where the noise won't bother you.
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Any reason to use this over a unmanaged switch in a home environment?
Would only take away from performance no?
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If you don't mind used, craigslist and ebay are loaded with decommissioned, older, corporate switches. You can get professional, 16/24/48 port, managed switches for $20-$40. Original prices $600+. Do your research first, though, some have fans and are not suited for home office use. Unless you put them in the basement/garage where the noise won't bother you.
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If you don't mind used, craigslist and ebay are loaded with decommissioned, older, corporate switches. You can get professional, 16/24/48 port, managed switches for $20-$40. Original prices $600+. Do your research first, though, some have fans and are not suited for home office use. Unless you put them in the basement/garage where the noise won't bother you.
Great and all, assuming you don't care about your power bill. One of these will probably average 2-4 watts.. an enterprise switch (particularly an old one) will use *substantially* more.
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Thank you, I've been waiting for one of these to come up! Shoprunner eligible, great price, strong review scores.
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Got one of these last time they were $40 AC. So far so good.
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Any reason to use this over a unmanaged switch in a home environment?
Would only take away from performance no?
If you're running a decent router or even a nice pfsense setup etc, a unmanaged switch probably still great, you can still control the clients connected using the router. Obviously this really depends on your setup, but with a decent router you have a lot of control. if you're using this outside of a home setup or don't have management above then depending on the situation managed might be better. In my experience very rarely have I pushed the max throughput on my router (I do have more of a prosumer setup for the router currently), I plan on building a new router soon though. I have roughly 35 devices wired/wireless and multiple wireless APs setup and it seems to work well, I wouldn't recommend a garbage router provided by your cable company though controlling the routing of an unmanaged switch Smilie

Don't get me wrong, managed is nice, but in a home setup I don't think there will be much real world difference, unless you're always maxing throughput between local clients. The only reason I've been holding on making a router is I am waiting on gigabit Internet (so close too...). Currently at 300mbit though, so I guess I can't complain too much

So tl;Dr I think unmanaged is fine for most home networks, assuming that the router setup is good
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If you're running a decent router or even a nice pfsense setup etc, a unmanaged switch probably still great, you can still control the clients connected using the router. Obviously this really depends on your setup, but with a decent router you have a lot of control. if you're using this outside of a home setup or don't have management above then depending on the situation managed might be better. In my experience very rarely have I pushed the max throughput on my router (I do have more of a prosumer setup for the router currently), I plan on building a new router soon though. I have roughly 35 devices wired/wireless and multiple wireless APs setup and it seems to work well, I wouldn't recommend a garbage router provided by your cable company though controlling the routing of an unmanaged switch Smilie

Don't get me wrong, managed is nice, but in a home setup I don't think there will be much real world difference, unless you're always maxing throughput between local clients. The only reason I've been holding on making a router is I am waiting on gigabit Internet (so close too...). Currently at 300mbit though, so I guess I can't complain too much

So tl;Dr I think unmanaged is fine for most home networks, assuming that the router setup is good
Rep given! Really wasn't expecting to get a good answer in a tech SD thread... They always end with fanboys yelling and quoting me about some perceived wrong lol.

I am having trouble visualising the scenario where you can setup multiple Ethernet management and do not also have some access to the router/management control.

35 devices?! Jesus lol I thought my home was a nightmare.
I do not have a prosumer setup; Not a cheap setup, relatively high-end "performance" router that has a enough settings in the GUI to keep me, intermediate network skill level, happy with how everything runs. I should have spent a bit more and got something I could have grown into. The hours I have spent fiddling with the actually fairly generous stock GUI (compared to dumbed down nightmare of a Linksys GUI router), fighting the urge to flash tomato and invalidate the warranty, I believe a more expensive setup with more sensors and benchmarking control would have been far easier to figure everything out.

I have yet to max the router out though. I have a 250 MB connection, Fiber optic ran to the router, and max download yo any mainstream customer service like Microsoft has been 100 MB WITH a straight Ethernet connection.

I have to hear more about your setup though!
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Any reason to use this over a unmanaged switch in a home environment?
Would only take away from performance no?
This is the unmanaged switch. Any managabliity will jack the price over $100 at 16 port, unless a heavily beat up one at ebay.

No port aggregate, lacp, vlan etc. Basic switch, plug and connected, that's it. I kept a handful of the 8 port of this kind dumb (trednet or something) switch around whenever needed. But a decent server lab setup, you'd need a managed switch. That GS108E was a good one when it's at $18 here a while ago. For unmanged, no need of name brand, get anything cheap will do.

The premium switch now seems all go to switch with power over etherrnet (PoE) port, managed or unmanaged. If you don't care PoE, there are some good managed deal on ebay, just got brand new GS724T last week at $150 and the 8 port version GS108T at newegg is on sale now at < $50.
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Perfect for a LAN party
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Thank you, I've been waiting for one of these to come up! Shoprunner eligible, great price, strong review scores.
I'm not seeing shop runner shipping only free Super Eggsaver. Are you getting 2 day delivery?
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If you don't mind used, craigslist and ebay are loaded with decommissioned, older, corporate switches. You can get professional, 16/24/48 port, managed switches for $20-$40. Original prices $600+. Do your research first, though, some have fans and are not suited for home office use. Unless you put them in the basement/garage where the noise won't bother you.
yeah, enterprise switches are the way to go if you have someplace to put them... they're bulletproof but most are air cooled and loud as hell.
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