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Looking for a low cost managed switch/hub


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#1 Ravenbar

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 07:32 PM

I ran a Zennet scan on the house network the other day and discovered the network isn't set up quite the way I want it. The house internet comes into a wireless router and I then pick up a signal from that with a netgear N300 router set up as a wireless extender with wireless not visible. My 4 systems are wired into that. I had assumed my smaller hard wired network was a subnetwork of the house network but according to the net topography, I'm actually setup as sn extension of the network.

 

I'm looking for a managed switch that I hope will create a seperate subnetwork for my systems.

 

My plan is to run the N300 signal into the switch then distributed to the individual systems. I have no access to the house router and my only connection to it is  via wireless.

 

I'm currently in hardcore savings mode for a new vehicle so I don't want to spend much more then $20. Looking for a 4+ port so I have hopefully have room for expansion(I have 5 more operational desktops not hooked up piled around my desk that I may find a use for). I only have one system I use regularly but have an interest in networking/network security/hacking and intend on using the extra systems as targets.

 

Spec's I'd like are 8 ports, Gigabit, managed.

 

The sad part is I had a big Cisco switch(rack mount either 32 or 64 port) I sold this summer as I had no use for it at the time foe $5. It floated around for a while and I never really checked it out.


Edited by Ravenbar, 31 October 2016 - 07:42 PM.

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#2 Wand3r3r

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 10:06 AM

"I'm looking for a managed switch that I hope will create a seperate subnetwork for my systems."

 

That is not something a managed layer 2 switch can do.  You need a layer 3 switch / router to do that.



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Posted 02 November 2016 - 10:03 PM

"I'm looking for a managed switch that I hope will create a seperate subnetwork for my systems."

 

That is not something a managed layer 2 switch can do.  You need a layer 3 switch / router to do that.

 

So I just need to find another router to put between the wireless extender and all the computers? Should be easy enough.

 

Thanks!


Desktops: "John2" Custom, Gigabyte F2A88Xm-D3H, AMD 6A-5400K Trinity 3.6Ghz Dual-Core APU, 16Gb DDR3  HyperX Fury 1866Mhz RAM, 120Gb Crucial Force LS SSD OS) Linux Mint 17.3, 320Gb Raid1 array consisting of (1) Seagate ST320LT020-9YG14 & (1) Fujitsu MZH2320B

Francisco: HP pavilion p7-1080t upgraded with 16Gb ram. Windows 7. Used only for Gaming

Server.GaltsGulch: HP Elite 8300 Small Form Factor, i7-3770, 16Gb ram, Kingston SSDNow 120Gb SSD, 3Tb storage HDD, Fedora Linux/Avahi, Headless

 





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