Your Favorite Small 5 to 8 Port Managed Switches for L2 VLAN Segmentation?
I am looking for your favorite low cost managed gigabit switch models ranging from 5-8 ports that support true VLANs (802.1Q).
-> Bonus if the switch is low power with no fans, etc.
-> Bonus if the switch supports PoE or better, such as PoE+ or PoE++.
Feel free to suggest older models that meet requirements. I do not mind buying used equipment. Recommend them, too!
D-link? Netgear? Something else? Recommended models?
- Some ultra-cheap switches claim to support "VLAN", but all they do is isolate individual ports from each other except for the "LAN port". I do NOT want that.
- 100baseT, aka "Fast Ethernet" - not fast enough. Must support 1000baseT gigabit speeds.
- Anything that requires you to install and run a special app or application on a phone or computer to manage. Must be a "generic" browser-type interface.
- Mislabeled crap. I am seeing more deceptive sales tactics than ever before. I just bought a used switch where the photos all show a better model, but the fine print down low lists the model they sent, carefully placed where it is not likely to be noticed. They refunded my money without making me go through the return shipping process, but I note that the listing is still up.