Cisco SR2016T 16-Port Rackmount 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch

There are a few things that always run out. Time, money, hard disk space and ports in a switch. A while back, I bought a 8 port Gigabit switch from TP Link and thinking it is probably enough.. After a few months, it is NOT enough :). Primarily due to the Apple TV2, a new work laptop as well as countless network experiments I am doing at home (e.g. TL-WR702N and soon to arrive TL-WR703N)…

The price difference between a 8 port switch and a 16 port switch is still quite big but interestingly, I noticed that, compared to a few months ago, prices of 16 port has dropped quite a bit. For example, D-Link 16-Port 10/100/1000 Rackmountable Switch has a new black packaging (it used to be white/green) and has a $100 lower price. It was SGD 270 or so but now has dropped to SGD 170. And even the 24 port has also dropped by a similar amount. Even the Netgear JGS516 ProSafe 16-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch has dropped to about SGD 170 (but in an brown box)…

Admittedly, I was very tempted but in the end, after much thoughts, I decided the switch is the blood-line in my home network and better to get an enterprise level strength. Frankly, I don’t know if my choice is good (from Amazon, it is) but I just went ahead…

This is what I got: Cisco SR2016T 16-Port Rackmount 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch.

Cisco SR2016T 16-Port Rackmount 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch

Take note that the part number is Cisco SG 100-16 and you want the Cisco SR2016T version (not the Cisco SR2016 version).
Cisco SR2016T 16-Port Rackmount 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch

Cisco SR2016T 16-Port Rackmount 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch

Cisco SR2016T 16-Port Rackmount 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch

Rackmount accessories
Cisco SR2016T 16-Port Rackmount 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch

Cisco SR2016T 16-Port Rackmount 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch

Cisco SR2016T 16-Port Rackmount 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch

Cisco SR2016T 16-Port Rackmount 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch

Cisco SR2016T 16-Port Rackmount 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch

With an iPhone for comparison
Cisco SR2016T 16-Port Rackmount 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch

Cisco SR2016T 16-Port Rackmount 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch

One thing I cannot get used to is the cables are now in front (instead of at the back like the home switches
Cisco SR2016T 16-Port Rackmount 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch

Switch on and it works immediately.. with all the green LED lights flashing away ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
Cisco SR2016T 16-Port Rackmount 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch

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  1. junky December 8, 2011
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