I'm looking for a switch. (I mean, duh, right?)
Anyway, I need 3 switches. I am moving into a new house this summer, and I want this done right. Unlike the jumble I have now.
For one, I would like a 16-port switch. This will go in our basement. Along with our modem and router. This will hook up all our PCs in the house, and whatever else we may hook up to it later. If 24-port is cheaper than the 16-port, then I'll get that.
For the other two, this will be in my bedroom, as well as in the guest room. (really, like my parent's office) These I would like to be 8-port switches. For whatever number of computers we will put in each room. Again, if the 16-port is cheaper, then horray!
I was thinking of buying these all non-managed. So I don't have to worry about configuring everything. I'm a noob when it comes to networking.
Anyone have ideas for brand names? I heard from a friend that TP_Link is top notch. I read a few articles on Netgear that they have not been up to par. Cisco is good, but damn pricey...
Looking around $75 for each switch. I can mingle higher if needed.