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Do I Need Stackable switches?

Do I Need Stackable switches?

Do I Need Stackable switches?

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Hi All,

I am in the process of spliting my wiring cab into two and moving one half to another building linked with fibre, i have 8 x Netgear GS724t in my existing cab and was planning on using the same model in the new cab.

Just had a thought that maybe that would introduce too many repeaters between devices? I.E. Device connected to switch 2 in Cab 2 has to then go to switch 1 cab2 to use the fibre link to switch 1 cab 1 then on to switch 4 cab 1 to get to the device it wishes to communicate with.

If this too many repeaters would a set of stackable switches help, i would imagine it would cut to repeater count by 1, is this correct?

Many thanks for any help that can be offered

Cliffy26

RE: Do I Need Stackable switches?

The Good News is that each switch starts the count at 1 again, so you never have too many.

The advantages of stackable switches are:

1) you often can manage them as a single IP address with a single user interface.

2) There may be a proprietary stacking cable with either a) faster speed, b) more redundancy, or both.

If those are not compelling, keep on using what you know.

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