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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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looks like you could get 3 of the 2960 for under 5k. :lol:

Are you likely to need a vlan down the road? You say it might be nice, but how nice. Might be kinda handyish? or could totally make your life significantly easier?

id say the answers to those 2 questions are what id make the decision on
id say so. How likely are the extra features to be useful, and just how useful. (im not asking, just saying ask yourself)
SX = Singlemode, right? :lol:
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:)
Gigabit Ethernet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

table is good.

Hey im trying ok? :lol:
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