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Need a switch

Discussion in 'Switches, NICs and cabling' started by Hap, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. Hap

    Hap New Around Here

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    Would like to add a smart/web switch to the home setup, removing all the wireless devices- my choice, Thinking the ZyXEL GS108B Switch could work, it has some nice features. This would also help with the new security camera system to interface with the Internet, I only needed a few extra ports, this would interface with a CISCO Security Router in place. Don't know much about the ZyXEL product but have heard good results- any thoughts- many thanks, or maybe I should only buy the Managed switch
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  2. MichaelCG

    MichaelCG Senior Member

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    What is your need/requirement for needing a smart switch?
     
  3. Hap

    Hap New Around Here

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    Just in case for future needs and the cost for both types are not that far apart, switches have become cheaper and smarter. One thing I did forget should support RTSP
     
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  4. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    Nice switch - also look at Netgear's GS-108T - Layer3-Lite, and a decent pricepoint...
     
  5. Hap

    Hap New Around Here

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    Netgear's GS-108T , Do you know if it will support RTSP- thanks
     
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    abailey Very Senior Member

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    I thought RTSP was at the application layer, not Layer 2 like a smart switch, or Layer 3 like a routing switch. Meaning I thought all switches could pass RTSP.
     
  7. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    RTSP is generally App Layer... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Time_Streaming_Protocol

    This is outside of any L2/L3 switch - orges have layers, switches have layers - RTSP is not one of those layers...
     
  8. Hap

    Hap New Around Here

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    My understand and thought it was part of the Transport Layer, tho it is an Application, but mainly interest if the device can handle streaming rates as needed- Thanks for the respond
     
  9. Hap

    Hap New Around Here

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    After reviewing the Netgear GS-108T, opt out for the GS108Tv2--thanks for all your help pointing me to a good results
     
  10. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    Any gigabit switch - managed or not, is going to have more than enough bandwidth for any application.

    @Hap - you may not need a L2/L3 managed switch actually - it's likely not going to help much...