USRobotics USR997748 Courier 48-Port Smart Gigabit Switch  £231.73 @ Broadbandbuyer
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USRobotics USR997748 Courier 48-Port Smart Gigabit Switch £231.73 @ Broadbandbuyer

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Found 26th Feb 2009Made hot 26th Feb 2009
48 x 10/100/1000 port switch with 4 x 1000 Mbps auto-sensing mini-GBIC ports.

For the money it's an amazing price - could only find it elsewhere for £400+

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Is it any faster than any regular old non-smart Gigabit switch?

Must admit, I'm amazed that a bit of kit that would almost never be used by a standard consumer has hit the front page!

Not a bad price, but you wont sway me from Cisco kit if you are going for smart switches I'm afraid

Not even at 200 quid?

Wow! Cheap!

I'm going to buy two for home and some for work too!

Hot!

Powered ports? dot1q VLANs? Layer 3 routing?

Scorching, but very much doubt that there are many homes in this country that possess more than 24 Gigabit capable network devices!!!

Vlans yes, PoE and L3 routing - you must be mad at this price, not a hope!

I am curious as to the backend throughput though.....pointless having 48 Gig ports if the throughput is only 2Gig!

MrShed;4500271

Must admit, I'm amazed that a bit of kit that would almost never be used … Must admit, I'm amazed that a bit of kit that would almost never be used by a standard consumer has hit the front page!Not a bad price, but you wont sway me from Cisco kit if you are going for smart switches I'm afraid



totally right

scoobie;4500470

Powered ports? dot1q VLANs? Layer 3 routing?



No layer 3, no POE, but it does do VLANs and QoS...Not sure that Cisco do a layer 2 gigabit switch, but if they did, it would cost a lot more.

Specifications and Standards
General
Complies with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab,
IEEE 802.3z (GBIC)
Supports full-duplex and half-duplex operation with IEEE 802.3x flow control and back pressure flow control
Supports IEEE 802.1p QoS traffic prioritization
Embedded 1024 KB RAM for data buffering
Supports jumbo frame (maximum length is 9220 bytes)
Integrated address look-up engine, supports 8K absolute MAC addresses
Auto MDI/MDIX
Port- and Tag-based VLAN
MTBF - 120,000 hours
Management
Web based configuration of key functionality, including:
802.1Q VLAN
Quality of Service (QoS)
Port Mirroring
Port Trunking
Port configuration setting: Speed, duplex mode and device flow control
Utility based configuration and switch detection
Change Password
Assign IP addressing parameters
Firmware upgrades
Switch monitoring
Physical
48 auto-sensing 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 Ethernet ports
Four 1000 Mbps auto-sensing mini-GBIC ports
Visual Diagnostic LEDs: Power, System, Ethernet Ports (48), and mini-GBIC Ports (4)
Standard 1U, 19 inch rack-mount case design
Internal power supply

xyzbox;4500802

No layer 3, no POE, but it does do VLANs and QoS...Not sure that Cisco do … No layer 3, no POE, but it does do VLANs and QoS...Not sure that Cisco do a layer 2 gigabit switch, but if they did, it would cost a lot more.



An awful lot more in fact. We normally buy 24 porters with 2 GigEthernet interfaces at about £300 ex VAT.

Dare I say you get what you pay for however!! :-D

Sorry - I am biased (Cisco certified through and through:thumbsup:). For a SMB this is a scorching price for a fit for purpose bit of kit.

Must admit, still confused by its presence on this site!!!

No dot1x though apparently...

Original Poster Banned

Throughout (according to the manual) is 96gbs.

usr.com/dow…pdf

[email protected];4500462

Not even at 200 quid?Wow! Cheap!I'm going to buy two for home and some … Not even at 200 quid?Wow! Cheap!I'm going to buy two for home and some for work too! Hot!



Yheap me too. I'm gonna setup a Network LAN Party with my buddies and their buddies....;-)

MrShed;4500510

Vlans yes, PoE and L3 routing - you must be mad at this price, not a … Vlans yes, PoE and L3 routing - you must be mad at this price, not a hope!I am curious as to the backend throughput though.....pointless having 48 Gig ports if the throughput is only 2Gig!



Did you mean 'backbone'?

Indeed I did, word escaped me for a moment cheers!

Fantastic deal, voted hot!

Unfortunately, more ports than I need, and no PoE :-(

I might get one for my house and play Network Admin

Finally, the perfect Christmas present for grandma.

Can I get my Xbox online with this?

is this better than a ps3? what does it do ??

Can this play Dreamcast games?

What evey home needs

Original Poster Banned

sarcastic sods

The most important question: Does it run DOOM?

LOL at the idea this would be a PoE to for £200... This is a nice bit of kit for a small business - not good enough for me personally and I think the 40 spare posts I have at home will last a little while longer...

Till I dig the cellar!

no 802.3ad for nic bonding, and not really a managed switch - it needs some windoze utility, even the dells have telnet/http.

that said, good luck getting a cisco with more than about two gigabit ports for this price, 48+4 gige ports would cost 100x this for a cisco, but then this is hardly a cat6500.....

sej7278;4504380

it needs some windoze utility, even the dells have telnet/http.

In fact, it has a full Web interface that lets you change the switch's network settings (and everything else that the Windows util can do). The Broadband Buyer site also states that it has a Web interface, so I'm not sure why you thought it didn't...

This deal is very good - half its RRP and about a tenth the price of an equivalent Cisco - we might be tempted at work to get them as hot spares. Only 24 left in stock as I write though...

Original Poster Banned

Mine has just arrived. Powered up fine.

does this make all the computers have a constant download/upload speed of 1Gb??? because i have a pc and a family member has one too and a like 3 consoles it slows our internet down and makes online laggy will this help this out ???

Original Poster Banned

Between computers, yes.

The internet connection is your limiting point.

Hot and Rep added, first time I have felt compelled to comment.

Bought this now to keep the finance department happy and deal with the comments about needing more ports. This should do the job and it is a bargin, don't need a Cisco today and as a simple workgroup managed switch it will do the job. I might even play with the VLANs.

A deal is a deal, domestic or business!
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