[lug] OT: network gear
jafo at tummy.com
Wed Apr 24 02:07:39 MDT 2002
On Mon, Apr 22, 2002 at 05:31:48PM -0600, Ferdinand Schmid wrote:
>I found some strange behavior with 32 port switches from D-Link and Cnet
>( I don't have a Linksys).
I've had good luck with the Linksys 8-port switches, and all the Netgear <=8
port hubs/switches I've used. I prefer the Linksys, since it's really
cheap and has tons of diagnostic LEDs. They've been rock solid...
I'd recommend looking on ebay for a 3com SuperStack 16-port managed switch
(like the 3300). They're not that expensive for the 16 ports. Even the 32
ports aren't that bad, I just recently got one for just over $300.
>However I only got a total of about 100 mBit/s between the two. Upon
>running one of the NIC pairs via crossover cable I got my 200 mBit/s
I was running my Linksys 8-port with two machines hooked up, each one both
of it's interfaces... I was pumping data across both interfaces, and it
worked great. I was getting around 8MB/sec each, IIRC. Later I was
running RAID-1 with a network block device across one of the interfaces,
and saw it syncing at 12MB/sec -- that's the fastest transfer rate I've
ever seen on a 10mbps network... Most of one side was happening in the
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