Finding the SG300 range of switches was a real stroke of luck. I’d been wanting to find an affordable layer-
I couldn’t believe it when I discovered the Cisco SG300 switches. They provide full layer-
The switch is available in a range of configurations up to 48 ports with or without POE (power over ethernet). You can see details at Cisco's SG 300 web page.
I have an SG300-
Round the back of the sturdy metal cases you will find a DB9 RS-
It is worth noting that the switches are delivered in “layer-
The web interface is excellent, giving easy access to all the configuration settings. You don’t have to use the web interface as all the configuration functions are available from the command line interface from the serial console or via ssh.
Larger versions of this switch are also available from 20 port to 52 port.. There are also Power Over Ethernet (PoE) versions of all of the models in this range.
The larger switches in this range do have fans and are not particularly quiet as they’re intended for rack mounting in a server room.
The switches come supplied in Layer 2 mode and must be set up for Layer 3 operation.
Easily managed via command line or built-