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iamnotyourbroom
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Icon 1 posted November 25, 2004 18:55      Profile for iamnotyourbroom         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hey guys and gals,

I'm looking to buy a big switch for partying.

Is this the kind of thing I should be looking for?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=51268&item=5732898768

Oh, and N&S, keep up the good work with all you do! [Smile]

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted November 26, 2004 03:42      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
iamnotyourbroom ----- Here are my questions to you: (1) Are you going to be using the internet for this party ? (2) How much is your local ISP going to charge you for the ability to connect 32 clients to one account? (3) Does each guest have to provied thier own Cat5 cable, are you ready to lose cables after each party? (4) who provides the food for the party, would I be invited?

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Icon 1 posted November 26, 2004 04:29      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
What kind of switch is best for a party?

Zorro can probably advise you on that [evil]

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Icon 1 posted November 26, 2004 04:58      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You mean a switch as in a person, or a switch as in a cane? [evil]

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Tut-an-Geek

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Icon 1 posted November 26, 2004 07:31      Profile for Tut-an-Geek   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Umm...
Why would you want a managed switch?

There should be no reason to separate your network into VLAN's.

I would bet you a hundred dollars that that switch is 10base-T (10mbps). I would probably go with something faster (100Base-T).

Also, since I don't have one room big enough for 32 players (Especially if they are to be in teams which can't see each other's screens), I usually set up a heirarchy - each team is in a room with a 4-8 port switch, and they trunk up to a main switch.

I wouldn't get it.

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Tut-an-Geek

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Icon 1 posted November 26, 2004 07:35      Profile for Tut-an-Geek   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Umm... on second look..
Does anyone else notice that this is a switch for serial devices?

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The DECserver 900TM provides 32 RJ45 asynchronous ports for high-density, high-performance, multi-protocol applications for connecting local or remote PCs, Macintosh computers, terminals, serial printers, modems, and data switches. The DECserver™ 900TM supports up to eight sessions per port and speeds up to 115.2 Kb/s per port. Each is FLASH ready, configured with an external FLASH slot, supporting a self-booting operation.

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dragonman97

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quote:
Originally posted by Tut-an-Geek:
Umm... on second look..
Does anyone else notice that this is a switch for serial devices?

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The DECserver 900TM provides 32 RJ45 asynchronous ports for high-density, high-performance, multi-protocol applications for connecting local or remote PCs, Macintosh computers, terminals, serial printers, modems, and data switches. The DECserver™ 900TM supports up to eight sessions per port and speeds up to 115.2 Kb/s per port. Each is FLASH ready, configured with an external FLASH slot, supporting a self-booting operation.

Yeah, Tut, I decided to keep my mouth shut that this is an overpriced piece of old kit. If you want good stuff, look for Cisco/Netgear/maybe 3Com stuff. I don't believe Juniper makes anything that small, otherwise you might also have a candidate for droolworthy gear. HP Procurve switches might be alright (/me recalls seeing said items in a CDW catalog).

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Serenak

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Icon 1 posted November 26, 2004 16:08      Profile for Serenak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Depending on what you want and how much cash you have to throw at the situation this IOGear BOSS or another of their products *might* be of interest

Just trying to help you understand, they seem to have some good stuff but I can't validate any of it by usage you understand...

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iamnotyourbroom
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Icon 1 posted December 02, 2004 18:24      Profile for iamnotyourbroom         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Too late, I missed it anyway.

Thanks for the advice though, sorry I didn't answer, etc. etc.

Oh, and I might get an IOGear [Big Grin]

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CommanderShroom
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Icon 1 posted December 02, 2004 18:41      Profile for CommanderShroom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Serenak:
Depending on what you want and how much cash you have to throw at the situation this IOGear BOSS or another of their products *might* be of interest

Egads my brother skelly. 450.00?! I got a crappy little D-link for 50 and I have a PII that was given to me for file storage and ftp. Geez, install
E-Smith then I would have a nice dummy box I wouldn't even have to think about.

iamnotyourbroom if you thought that was nice, I have a hot little 10base LattisHub I will let go for about 50.00. [evil]

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