[Beowulf] Netgear FS526T layer 2, HP ProCurve 2560 layer 3, opinions?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri Sep 24 03:27:42 PDT 2004


I've got a Netgear FS526T (24 port Fast Ethernet, 2 port GBit Ethernet, Layer 2 switch,
~170 EUR) which is doing okay so far. It has web interface with switch sttus, IP
access list, port configuration, packet statistics, VLAN, trunking, monitor,
etc. 

It's an unremarkable performer; haven't made any stress testing though. 

I'm looking into buying a HP ProCurve 2650 (a Level 3, 48 ports + 2 GBit),
which seems to sell for about ~730 EUR.

Any negative/positive opinions on this particular product? IIRC HP ProCurve
line is generally well regarded in the community.

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