Dell PowerConnect 2716 web-managed gigabit 16-port switch - £77.55 delivered - HotUKDeals
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OK, I must admit, this is not a deal for everyone. If you don't know what it is or why someone might needed, I don't expect you to vote :)

Basically, this is low-end managed (sort of) 10/100/1000 BASE-T switch with Web-management and QoS (VERY handy when you need to prioritize your LAN traffic, such as VoIP, gaming, media streaming, BitTorrent and such). The price is really jaw-dropping as nothing of this kind can be found below 150 quid (HP ProCurve springs to mind).

Here is the review of its smaller brother, 2708 and, as you can see, the review is really positive about it. This one even supporting Jumbo frames upto 10K, which is quite something for such a low-priced switch.

Now, enough praise, here is some spec from Dell website:

* 16-port Gigabit Ethernet PowerConnect switch (16 10/100/1000 BASE-T ports) includes features not usually found on unmanaged LAN switches, such as integrated front panel LEDs and cable diagnostics
* Supports auto MDI/MDIX and auto-negotiation of speed, duplex and flow control
* Delivers full wire-speed switching across all ports and web-managed features
* Supports maximum switching capacity of 32 Gbps, Forwarding Rate 23.7 Mpps
* Four priority queues per port, Layer 2 IEEE 802.1p tagging and port-based priority, Layer 3-aware prioritization using DSCP values
* 1U Rack chassis

You can also get 4.5% off by using Quidco :)

BTW, if you can't find the product on Dell website, use 305-PC2716 code. Don't bother calling Dell, their sales guys got not a single clue about the reduction and try to push 200-quid sale.
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#1
Excellent price Kommu(alt)nist...the man with the 'different' deals ;o)
#2
Thanks :)
I am actually quite surprised - this is one of the very few deals I posted that went above zero :) Not that care much, you know. ;-)
#3
Great deal, thanks Kommunist
#4
nice!
1 Like #5
Thank you guys :)
#6
Thats a really good price. I but DELL systems all of the time for work and will be purchasing these to compliment the PC's...

Shame it doesnt come with mini GBIC as well but you cant have everything

Well done
#7
This is a great deal, I have been looking for something similar and this fits the bill perfectly. Thanks Kommunist!
#8
I'm looking for a 16port switch to share my broadband from a Netgear router over several rooms in the house, already cabled with cat6 cable. I'm not that up on networking, would this do the job or is it best suited to something more complex? Thanks.
#9
For simple networking this is over powered, but you get what you pay for; this will perform better and give you more options than a £20 gigabit switch.

16 port managed gigabit switch for £80? Great price, even though most people won't need to go near it. :)
#10
mrgordon
I'm looking for a 16port switch to share my broadband from a Netgear router over several rooms in the house, already cabled with cat6 cable. I'm not that up on networking, would this do the job or is it best suited to something more complex? Thanks.


It will do the job fine but you will be able to get an 8 port Gigabit switch for half price of this, so it might be better having a look at those.
#11
I've been looking for a 16 port gbit switch for a while cheapest I could find was £127 so this is a great price, thanks :)
#12
anyone know what the managment interface on this is - i guess its not cisco ios or juniper junos, as it has no serial console.

the description of "unmanaged switch with a web interface" doesn't sound so useful to me, although it has 9k jumbo frames, port mirroring, 64 vlans, although not snmp it seems.

its 1u rackable - but does it come with ears or rails?

and yeah, buying this to plug into a 100baset netgear router to share your 8mbps broadband is huge overkill.
#13
Here is Powerconnect 27xx user's guide: http://docs.us.dell.com/support/edocs/network/PC27xx/en/ug/PDF/UG_ENd.pdf

The management interface is http-based, there is no telnet, serial or SNMP, according to the manual. You need to enable managed mode by pressing button on faceplate, otherwise it'll go into unmanaged mode (strange idea, I know).

It comes with ears, not rails, at least that's what is shown in user guide.
#14
sej7278
anyone know what the managment interface on this is - i guess its not cisco ios or juniper junos, as it has no serial console.

the description of "unmanaged switch with a web interface" doesn't sound so useful to me, although it has 9k jumbo frames, port mirroring, 64 vlans, although not snmp it seems.

its 1u rackable - but does it come with ears or rails?

and yeah, buying this to plug into a 100baset netgear router to share your 8mbps broadband is huge overkill.
port mirroring over http sounds like torture
#15
amazing deal, just what im in the market for. im literally pulling my cat6 cabling through my house today - ive got everything up to the patch panel, but had been waiting on a good deal for a switch. ideally id want a 24 port... but the price difference isnt worth it - and many of my devices only have a 100mbit interface, so a normal 10/100 switch will work fine for them.

thanks!
#16
azazael
It will do the job fine but you will be able to get an 8 port Gigabit switch for half price of this, so it might be better having a look at those.


I'm going to have around 16 rooms covered though, so even a 24 way one wouldn't go wrong. I think I might go for this based on price :)
#17
i dont have much use for it myself, but there is no arguing its a good price for those that need it!!!
#18
Great deal

I'm moving home soon and will be setting up a home network.
This is just the jobby :-)

Thanks
#19
mrgordon
I'm going to have around 16 rooms covered though, so even a 24 way one wouldn't go wrong. I think I might go for this based on price :)


Um - does it have separate uplink ports? Or you are gonna be short.
#20
Thanks, have ordered.
#21
delivery set for tuesday, gotta love dell. thanks once again!
#22
Great stuff! :)
My order is still 'not found', so no delivery date. :( I only received first email, it says there should be another one?
#23
me too, but i don't even have the money to pay deposit money :(

ivadeal
Great deal

I'm moving home soon and will be setting up a home network.
This is just the jobby :-)
#24
Ordered about 11am got the first email with the internet receipt number but no second email comfirming the order or delivery date yet :-(
#25
Does anyone know if you can use this device and the interface to disconnect and reconnect ports as a when required without physically having to pull the cable?

Basically looking to put something like this in the attic of my house and to have various faceplates around the house, but be able to turn them on and off as required.

Thanks.
#26
Black20VT
Does anyone know if you can use this device and the interface to disconnect and reconnect ports as a when required without physically having to pull the cable?

Basically looking to put something like this in the attic of my house and to have various faceplates around the house, but be able to turn them on and off as required.

Thanks.


Disabling ports is a pretty basic feature so i'd imagine yes
#27
dc2447
Disabling ports is a pretty basic feature so i'd imagine yes

I'm guessing it's something on this page:
http://tinyurl.com/yryyyb

Any idea?
#28
If anyone is looking for a cheaper 16 port switch this might be Ok;



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