Stack Switch: Optimize Your Network Performance to the Maximum

Stacking switch is a common technology used in network design, especially when large numbers of ports are required in data centers or large size networks. Stack switch not only provides high performance, but also maximizes network scalability and simplify network management. That’s why stackable switches are popular among network builders. Then what is stack switch? What’s the common way for…

Recommendations for Gigabit Switch with 10G Uplink Port

Gigabit network switches connect Ethernet devices in a network while providing great performance capabilities. In many network structures, gigabit Ethernet switches are often used as access switches that connect devices in a local area network. As the pace of network migration is getting fast, the need for gigabit switch with 10G uplink is growing too. And numbers of network administrators…

What to Consider When Buying PoE Switch for IP Cameras?

As the growing of business and the increasing awareness of security, IP cameras are widely deployed in areas like schools, public areas and even at home. All these arouse the increasing demand for PoE (power over Ethernet) switches which enabling big benefits for IP surveillance system. However, many users may ask a question: how to choose a PoE switch for…

Review: Popular 24-Port PoE Switch for Different Size Networks

Purpose built for converged networks where video, voice and data are carried over a single network platform, PoE switches with 8 port, 24 port and 48 port represents an ideal solutions for different size networks like home or SMBs (small and mid-size business networks). 24-port gigabit PoE switch is a relatively commonly used network switch, which in turn cause hot…

Switch Stacking vs Trunking: What’s the Difference?

The performance of Ethernet switches is important in network design, for it will affect the whole network system working. Therefore, to achieve high performance, network managers may use different methods to improve performance of network switches, which cause a hot topic: switch stacking vs trunking. In the article, the knowledge of switch stacking and trunking will be explored as well…

Smart Switch vs Managed Switch: What’s the True Difference?

Ethernet switches can be regarded as the “brain” of a network. In today’s market of network switches, there are mainly three types of Ethernet switches: managed switch, smart switch and unmanaged switch. Like the discussion about managed vs unmanaged switch, the topic of “smart switch vs managed switch” is also be discussed heatedly. Then what’s the true difference between smart…

Best Replace for D-Link DGS-1100-10MP 8-Port PoE Switch

As the ever-increasing of small business, Ethernet switches with PoE (power over Ethernet) technology to realize real-time monitoring and management. 8-port PoE switch is one of the commonly used PoE switches in business networks. Considering different factors, it’s common for users to find a matched cheap PoE network switch to replace the expensive one. In this post, the alternative—FS S1130-8T2F…

48 Port PoE Switch Stacking: Do You Really Need It?

When network designers build their networks, there is a common problem that they may meet: whether to stack switches or not. Because, limited by the switch port counts, designers have to get more switches or stack switches to meet network build requirements. In the article, the stack of 48-port PoE switch will be used as examples to explore how to…