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A tale of two switches.

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I've got a MM fiber run between two labs at work, and I need a switch/GBIC for either end.

I'm torn between these two.

2960: Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series Switches Models Comparison - Cisco Systems

3560: Cisco Catalyst 3560-X Series Switches Models Comparison - Cisco Systems

I don't need QOS or routing, and am on the fence about basic VLAN capabilities. (might be nice down the road, don't need it right away).

This is the 2960 (24 port): Cisco Catalyst 2960S-24TS-S - Switch - 24 ports - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet - 10Base-T…

This is the 3560: Cisco Syst. Catalyst 3560 24-Port Sw. ( WS-C3560-24PS-E ): Electronics

I'm thinking I might go cheap. I can get two 2960's for under 5k (5k is the cap with the government where it becomes a capital purchase. Under 5k, I can whip it on my Visa).

Any bored geeks care to toss their 2c in?
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Yes, No, Maybe so? No clue :lol:
Gigabit Ethernet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

edit, youre talking single mode fiber?
No, cx runs multimode, LX does too but LX is used to run on singlemode (whatever this all fucking means :lol:)
multimode means there are more "beams" going through the fiber...or something essentially like that :lol:

Anyway unless you need L3 I'd save the money and get an L2 switch. But first thing I would do is talk to an actual cisco rep, those guys are sometimes pretty helpful :lol:
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